The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 28 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 Scotland 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 80 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 52 68 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.89% 2.76% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.93% 13.63% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 31
Average daily rate
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£131 £355 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.02% +238.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £108 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £215 £213
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.30 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.60 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
656 499 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.79% 20.24% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 219 167
Average daily rate £325 £363 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £32.50 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -14 14 £150 -40.76% 1
Glasgow -18 13 £139 -61.40% 4
Aberdeen +7 8 £110 -30.15% 1
Fife - 1 - -
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (49.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (48.41%) Windows 7
4 60 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 59 (46.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (42.06%) Security Cleared
7 51 (40.48%) Microsoft
8 49 (38.89%) MS Office
8 49 (38.89%) SC Cleared
9 35 (27.78%) VMware
10 33 (26.19%) SCCM
11 23 (18.25%) LAN
12 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 19 (15.08%) Citrix
14 18 (14.29%) WAN
15 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (13.49%) MS Exchange
16 16 (12.70%) ITIL
16 16 (12.70%) PDA
17 15 (11.90%) SQL
17 15 (11.90%) DHCP
17 15 (11.90%) Dell
17 15 (11.90%) Migration
18 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
18 13 (10.32%) Windows Vista
18 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
19 12 (9.52%) HP
20 11 (8.73%) Change Management
20 11 (8.73%) Software Testing

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 17 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (38.89%) MS Office
2 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) LAN
2 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 18 (14.29%) WAN
4 15 (11.90%) DHCP
5 9 (7.14%) DNS
6 8 (6.35%) VPN
7 5 (3.97%) SAN
7 5 (3.97%) Wireless
8 3 (2.38%) Network Security
9 2 (1.59%) Internet
10 1 (0.79%) Firewall
10 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.79%) VoIP
10 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (6.35%) TestDirector
3 7 (5.56%) WinRunner
4 4 (3.17%) MSI
4 4 (3.17%) InstallShield
4 4 (3.17%) StarTeam
5 3 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (0.79%) Retail
2 1 (0.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Analyst
2 26 (20.63%) Desktop Support
3 21 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 19 (15.08%) Support Engineer
5 17 (13.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 15 (11.90%) Support Analyst
7 14 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) Service Analyst
8 11 (8.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Design Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) IT Support
13 4 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
13 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
13 4 (3.17%) Architect
13 4 (3.17%) Applications Packager
13 4 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
14 3 (2.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) JSP
3 1 (0.79%) EDI
3 1 (0.79%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) PDA
2 9 (7.14%) Clustering
3 6 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.38%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.38%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.59%) iSeries
6 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
6 2 (1.59%) AS400
7 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (49.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (48.41%) Windows 7
4 59 (46.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.32%) Windows Vista
6 8 (6.35%) AIX
7 6 (4.76%) UNIX
8 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.38%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.70%) ITIL
2 15 (11.90%) Migration
3 11 (8.73%) Change Management
3 11 (8.73%) Software Testing
4 10 (7.94%) Test Scripting
5 9 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (6.35%) Test Automation
6 8 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (5.56%) Service Management
8 6 (4.76%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.17%) Integration Testing
9 4 (3.17%) Project Management
9 4 (3.17%) ITSM
10 3 (2.38%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.59%) TOGAF
11 2 (1.59%) CAE
11 2 (1.59%) Information Security
11 2 (1.59%) Information Governance
11 2 (1.59%) Software Distribution
11 2 (1.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.90%) SQL
2 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.97%) VB
4 4 (3.17%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.79%) VB6
5 1 (0.79%) Korn
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (42.06%) Security Cleared
2 49 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.94%) ISTQB
5 9 (7.14%) MCSE
5 9 (7.14%) MCSA
6 7 (5.56%) MCTS
6 7 (5.56%) MCITP
7 6 (4.76%) Degree
8 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.59%) PMP
8 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.59%) MCP
8 2 (1.59%) HND
9 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 60 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.94%) VMware ESX
4 10 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.76%) vSphere
6 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.38%) XenApp
8 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.59%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (26.19%) SCCM
2 9 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (7.14%) Netcool
3 8 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.38%) WSUS
6 2 (1.59%) DameWare
6 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.59%) OpenView
6 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.79%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 35 (27.78%) VMware
3 19 (15.08%) Citrix
4 15 (11.90%) Dell
5 12 (9.52%) HP
6 10 (7.94%) Veritas
6 10 (7.94%) McAfee
7 6 (4.76%) Symantec
8 5 (3.97%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.97%) CA
8 5 (3.97%) Compaq
9 4 (3.17%) CommVault
9 4 (3.17%) Borland
9 4 (3.17%) Lumension
9 4 (3.17%) AppSense
10 3 (2.38%) Dell KACE
10 3 (2.38%) Cisco
11 2 (1.59%) EMC
11 2 (1.59%) Avaya
11 2 (1.59%) Lotus
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