The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Renfrewshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 24 4 18
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.90% 48.28% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 66.67% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 42.86% 72.41% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 14
Average daily rate £336 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
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Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
5 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
6 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
6 9 (52.94%) Change Management
7 8 (47.06%) PDA
7 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
7 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
7 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
7 8 (47.06%) Citrix
8 7 (41.18%) TestDirector
8 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (41.18%) AIX
8 7 (41.18%) SQL
8 7 (41.18%) VMware
9 6 (35.29%) VMware ESX
9 6 (35.29%) Clustering
9 6 (35.29%) WinRunner
9 6 (35.29%) McAfee
9 6 (35.29%) MCTS
9 6 (35.29%) MCITP
9 6 (35.29%) MCSE
9 6 (35.29%) MCSA
9 6 (35.29%) Netcool
9 6 (35.29%) Veritas
9 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) TestDirector
1 7 (41.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (35.29%) WinRunner
3 2 (11.76%) StarTeam
4 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) PDA
2 6 (35.29%) Clustering
3 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) AIX
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Change Management
1 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) Korn
2 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
4 6 (35.29%) MCSE
4 6 (35.29%) MCSA
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (35.29%) MCTS
4 6 (35.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware ESX
1 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Netcool
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (35.29%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Veritas
3 6 (35.29%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) Borland
4 2 (11.76%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.88%) Lumension