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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 86 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 35 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.61% 1.06% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.80% 5.90% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 27
Median daily rate £270 £293 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +134.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £103 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £319 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £208 £170
% change year-on-year
+22.89% +22.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.49
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.79%
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
515 576 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.67% 17.99% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 299 310
Median daily rate £310 £340 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £210 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -6 21 £278 -9.01%
Glasgow +4 12 £203 -3.57%
Fife - 1 £162 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Microsoft
3 54 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (73.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (72.22%) Active Directory
6 48 (66.67%) Windows 7
7 37 (51.39%) AIX
7 37 (51.39%) SQL
7 37 (51.39%) Change Management
8 36 (50.00%) Software Testing
8 36 (50.00%) Netcool
9 31 (43.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (43.06%) MCSA
10 30 (41.67%) MCSE
10 30 (41.67%) Hyper-V
11 29 (40.28%) Security Cleared
11 29 (40.28%) ISTQB
12 27 (37.50%) MS Office
12 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (34.72%) Windows 10
13 25 (34.72%) McAfee ePO
13 25 (34.72%) Citrix
13 25 (34.72%) Veritas
13 25 (34.72%) Intel Security
13 25 (34.72%) MCTS
14 24 (33.33%) Clustering
14 24 (33.33%) MCITP
15 23 (31.94%) Test Scripting
16 22 (30.56%) Server Virtualisation
16 22 (30.56%) Smoke Testing

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) ATM
2 2 (2.78%) DHCP
2 2 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) SAN
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) StarTeam
2 11 (15.28%) TestDirector
3 9 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 9 (12.50%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (2.78%) Banking
1 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 21 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Tester
5 7 (9.72%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Tester
7 5 (6.94%) Monitoring Specialist
7 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Clustering
2 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.89%) PDA
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (73.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 37 (51.39%) AIX
6 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (34.72%) Windows 10
8 15 (20.83%) Linux
9 13 (18.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (18.06%) Solaris
10 12 (16.67%) HPUX
11 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
12 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Change Management
2 36 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 23 (31.94%) Test Scripting
4 22 (30.56%) Server Virtualisation
4 22 (30.56%) Smoke Testing
5 16 (22.22%) ITIL
6 14 (19.44%) Service Management
7 12 (16.67%) Release Management
8 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.78%) Manual Testing
11 1 (1.39%) Change Control
11 1 (1.39%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.39%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.39%) Logistics
11 1 (1.39%) Migration
11 1 (1.39%) Process Improvement
11 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) Bourne shell
3 12 (16.67%) Korn
3 12 (16.67%) Perl
3 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 12 (16.67%) VBScript
4 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (43.06%) MCSA
1 31 (43.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (41.67%) MCSE
3 29 (40.28%) ISTQB
3 29 (40.28%) Security Cleared
4 25 (34.72%) MCTS
5 24 (33.33%) MCITP
6 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
7 10 (13.89%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.39%) Degree
9 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 30 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (50.00%) Netcool
2 25 (34.72%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (16.67%) SCOM
3 12 (16.67%) Tivoli
4 10 (13.89%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (76.39%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.72%) Citrix
2 25 (34.72%) Intel Security
2 25 (34.72%) Veritas
3 13 (18.06%) IBM
3 13 (18.06%) Red Hat
3 13 (18.06%) VMware
4 11 (15.28%) CA
4 11 (15.28%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) NCR
5 2 (2.78%) TOWER Software
5 2 (2.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) Dell
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.39%) Symantec