The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 100 76 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 32 52 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 1.91% 3.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.00% 9.00% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 26
Average daily rate £298 £118 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.19% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £92 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £358 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -25.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Windows XP
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
533 578 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.92% 21.27% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 306 232
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire 0 18 £305 -7.57% 1
Glasgow 0 11 £240 +152.63% 2
Inverclyde -3 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £200 -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (95.38%) Windows 7
3 61 (93.85%) Active Directory
4 57 (87.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (86.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (80.00%) Software Testing
6 52 (80.00%) Microsoft
7 47 (72.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (70.77%) WinRunner
8 46 (70.77%) HP UFT
8 46 (70.77%) Test Automation
9 45 (69.23%) MCSA
9 45 (69.23%) Change Management
9 45 (69.23%) VMware
10 44 (67.69%) TestDirector
10 44 (67.69%) MCSE
10 44 (67.69%) HP Quality Center
10 44 (67.69%) MCTS
10 44 (67.69%) MCITP
11 41 (63.08%) Citrix
11 41 (63.08%) Intel Security
12 40 (61.54%) Veritas
12 40 (61.54%) VMware ESX
12 40 (61.54%) Clustering
12 40 (61.54%) Netcool
12 40 (61.54%) AIX
12 40 (61.54%) SQL
12 40 (61.54%) PDA
12 40 (61.54%) Hyper-V
12 40 (61.54%) McAfee ePO

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) 3G
1 2 (3.08%) ADSL
1 2 (3.08%) Broadband
1 2 (3.08%) DHCP
1 2 (3.08%) DNS
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) VoIP
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
Development Applications
1 46 (70.77%) HP UFT
1 46 (70.77%) WinRunner
2 44 (67.69%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (3.08%) Law
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Analyst
2 37 (56.92%) Test Analyst
3 25 (38.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 25 (38.46%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Tester
6 8 (12.31%) Test Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Active Directory Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.62%) IT Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 40 (61.54%) Clustering
1 40 (61.54%) PDA
2 18 (27.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) AS400
3 2 (3.08%) iSeries
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (95.38%) Windows 7
3 57 (87.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (86.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (61.54%) AIX
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 46 (70.77%) Test Automation
3 45 (69.23%) Change Management
4 37 (56.92%) Test Scripting
5 6 (9.23%) Records Management
6 5 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (3.08%) Content Management
7 2 (3.08%) CRM
7 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.08%) Migration
7 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (61.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (72.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (69.23%) MCSA
3 44 (67.69%) MCITP
3 44 (67.69%) MCSE
3 44 (67.69%) MCTS
4 37 (56.92%) ISTQB
5 32 (49.23%) Security Cleared
6 22 (33.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) ISEB
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.54%) Degree
9 1 (1.54%) HNC
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (93.85%) Active Directory
2 40 (61.54%) Hyper-V
2 40 (61.54%) VMware ESX
3 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (67.69%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (61.54%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (61.54%) Netcool
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (69.23%) VMware
3 41 (63.08%) Citrix
3 41 (63.08%) Intel Security
4 40 (61.54%) Veritas
5 2 (3.08%) iManage
5 2 (3.08%) Symantec
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe
6 1 (1.54%) Dell
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Motorola
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