The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Glasgow region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.47% 3.33% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.34% 13.57% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 6
Average daily rate £94 £283 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.59% +91.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £121 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £440 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £240 £240
% change year-on-year
-22.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% -14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
182 221 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.42% 24.56% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 119 39
Average daily rate £385 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.43 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Scotland

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Microsoft
3 26 (70.27%) MS Office
4 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
6 20 (54.05%) Security Cleared
7 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
8 15 (40.54%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
10 9 (24.32%) ITIL
11 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
13 6 (16.22%) AIX
13 6 (16.22%) Solaris
13 6 (16.22%) Linux
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (16.22%) Clustering
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (16.22%) Veritas
13 6 (16.22%) Netcool
13 6 (16.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (16.22%) Degree
13 6 (16.22%) SCCM
14 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
14 5 (13.51%) NAS
14 5 (13.51%) Software Distribution
14 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
14 5 (13.51%) Tivoli

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (70.27%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) NAS
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) LAN
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Desktop Support
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Architect
7 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) AIX
5 6 (16.22%) Solaris
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Software Distribution
4 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.70%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security
5 1 (2.70%) Change Control
5 1 (2.70%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) VBScript
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
1 20 (54.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) MCDST
3 3 (8.11%) MCP
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Netcool
1 6 (16.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) Tivoli
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Veritas
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) IBM