The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 23 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.46% 19.64% 6.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.57% 32.35% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
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£350 £374 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -25.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+24.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -5.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.23% 60.71% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 19
Average daily rate £350 £371 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.58% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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
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 26 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (91.67%) PDA
3 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
4 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (75.00%) Change Management
4 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (75.00%) WinRunner
4 9 (75.00%) TestDirector
4 9 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (66.67%) SQL
5 8 (66.67%) AIX
5 8 (66.67%) MCSE
5 8 (66.67%) MCSA
5 8 (66.67%) Veritas
5 8 (66.67%) Netcool
5 8 (66.67%) McAfee
5 8 (66.67%) MCTS
5 8 (66.67%) MCITP
5 8 (66.67%) VMware
5 8 (66.67%) VMware ESX
5 8 (66.67%) Clustering
5 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) WinRunner
1 9 (75.00%) TestDirector
1 9 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) PDA
2 8 (66.67%) Clustering
3 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) AS400
4 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Change Management
1 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
1 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (66.67%) MCTS
3 8 (66.67%) MCITP
3 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Netcool
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Veritas
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya