The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 46 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.51% 2.89% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 11.81% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.07% +238.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £190 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £410 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
Windows XP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
171 144 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.56% 24.45% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 64 88
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £150 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £125.00 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) PDA
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 5 (20.83%) MS Office
8 4 (16.67%) MCSE
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (16.67%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
9 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security
9 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 3 (12.50%) VMware
9 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
9 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 3 (12.50%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (8.33%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) DTS
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) WinRunner
1 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Deskside Support
6 1 (4.17%) Deskside Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) VB Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) PDA
2 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Change Management
1 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (12.50%) Information Governance
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Information Management
3 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB6
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) MCSE
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) MCSA
4 2 (8.33%) MCTS
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Nmap
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool
2 2 (8.33%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Unicenter
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) McAfee
4 2 (8.33%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) CA
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