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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 109 94 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 34 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.17% 1.52% 2.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 7.79% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 27
Median daily rate £230 £135 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £93 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £173 £195
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £13.04 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+176.07% -37.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.94 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.38% -4.64%
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
811 565 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.88% 19.46% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 289 329
Median daily rate £355 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 39
Median hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -22 21 £260 -26.76%
Glasgow -5 6 £215 +40.75% 2
Aberdeen +2 1 £110 -18.51%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £190 -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (83.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 54 (80.60%) Microsoft
3 54 (80.60%) Active Directory
3 54 (80.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (77.61%) Windows 7
5 41 (61.19%) Software Testing
5 41 (61.19%) AIX
5 41 (61.19%) SQL
5 41 (61.19%) Netcool
6 36 (53.73%) Change Management
6 36 (53.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (52.24%) MCSA
8 34 (50.75%) TestDirector
8 34 (50.75%) VMware
9 33 (49.25%) Intel Security
9 33 (49.25%) Veritas
9 33 (49.25%) HP UFT
9 33 (49.25%) WinRunner
9 33 (49.25%) MCSE
9 33 (49.25%) MCTS
9 33 (49.25%) HP Quality Center
9 33 (49.25%) Test Automation
10 32 (47.76%) Hyper-V
10 32 (47.76%) Citrix
11 31 (46.27%) VMware ESX
11 31 (46.27%) Clustering
11 31 (46.27%) McAfee ePO
11 31 (46.27%) Security Cleared
11 31 (46.27%) MCITP

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 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
1 7 (10.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) LAN
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) 3G
3 1 (1.49%) ADSL
3 1 (1.49%) Broadband
3 1 (1.49%) DHCP
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) VPN
Development Applications
1 34 (50.75%) TestDirector
2 33 (49.25%) HP UFT
2 33 (49.25%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Analyst
2 26 (38.81%) Test Analyst
3 23 (34.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 23 (34.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Tester
4 10 (14.93%) Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 31 (46.27%) Clustering
2 28 (41.79%) PDA
3 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) AS400
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) iSeries
5 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (83.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 54 (80.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (77.61%) Windows 7
5 41 (61.19%) AIX
6 13 (19.40%) Linux
7 10 (14.93%) HPUX
7 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (14.93%) Solaris
8 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
9 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.49%) Android
11 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (61.19%) Software Testing
2 36 (53.73%) Change Management
3 33 (49.25%) Test Automation
4 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
5 18 (26.87%) ITIL
6 12 (17.91%) Service Management
7 10 (14.93%) Release Management
8 4 (5.97%) Migration
9 3 (4.48%) Change Control
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.99%) Records Management
10 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.49%) Content Management
11 1 (1.49%) CRM
11 1 (1.49%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2
11 1 (1.49%) Server Virtualisation
11 1 (1.49%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (61.19%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) Bourne shell
2 10 (14.93%) Java
2 10 (14.93%) Korn
2 10 (14.93%) Perl
2 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (52.24%) MCSA
3 33 (49.25%) MCSE
3 33 (49.25%) MCTS
4 31 (46.27%) MCITP
4 31 (46.27%) Security Cleared
5 29 (43.28%) ISTQB
6 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
7 9 (13.43%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.99%) MCP
9 1 (1.49%) Degree
9 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 54 (80.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (47.76%) Hyper-V
3 31 (46.27%) VMware ESX
4 13 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (61.19%) Netcool
2 33 (49.25%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (46.27%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (14.93%) SCOM
4 10 (14.93%) Tivoli
5 8 (11.94%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (2.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (80.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.75%) VMware
3 33 (49.25%) Intel Security
3 33 (49.25%) Veritas
4 32 (47.76%) Citrix
5 10 (14.93%) HP
5 10 (14.93%) IBM
5 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
6 9 (13.43%) CA
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) iManage
7 1 (1.49%) Motorola
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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