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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 84 81 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.85% 1.72% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.07% 8.09% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 18
Median daily rate £275 £300 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +73.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £245 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £200
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +43.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
523 606 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.10% 21.26% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 291 301
Median daily rate £310 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 21
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £100.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -7 24 £275 -9.83%
Glasgow -3 10 £258 -10.43%
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £162 -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (82.46%) Windows 7
3 45 (78.95%) Active Directory
4 43 (75.44%) Microsoft
5 42 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (71.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (57.89%) Change Management
8 31 (54.39%) Software Testing
9 30 (52.63%) MS Office
10 29 (50.88%) MCSA
10 29 (50.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (50.88%) Windows 10
11 28 (49.12%) MCSE
11 28 (49.12%) ISTQB
12 27 (47.37%) Hyper-V
12 27 (47.37%) Office 365
12 27 (47.37%) SharePoint
13 26 (45.61%) Server Virtualisation
14 25 (43.86%) AIX
14 25 (43.86%) SQL
15 24 (42.11%) Netcool
15 24 (42.11%) Intel Security
15 24 (42.11%) Citrix
15 24 (42.11%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (40.35%) MCITP
16 23 (40.35%) MCTS
16 23 (40.35%) Clustering
16 23 (40.35%) Veritas
17 22 (38.60%) StarTeam

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 27 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (52.63%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (47.37%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) ATM
2 2 (3.51%) DHCP
2 2 (3.51%) DNS
2 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.75%) Internet
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (38.60%) StarTeam
2 3 (5.26%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.75%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (3.51%) Banking
1 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Tester
5 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (40.35%) Clustering
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) PDA
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (82.46%) Windows 7
3 42 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (71.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (50.88%) Windows 10
7 25 (43.86%) AIX
8 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
9 7 (12.28%) Linux
10 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.51%) Solaris
10 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Change Management
2 31 (54.39%) Software Testing
3 26 (45.61%) Server Virtualisation
4 22 (38.60%) Test Scripting
5 20 (35.09%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.26%) Service Management
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.51%) Disk Encryption
8 2 (3.51%) Manual Testing
9 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.75%) Logistics
9 1 (1.75%) Process Improvement
9 1 (1.75%) Release Management
9 1 (1.75%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.51%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) Korn
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) MCSA
1 29 (50.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (49.12%) ISTQB
2 28 (49.12%) MCSE
3 23 (40.35%) MCITP
3 23 (40.35%) MCTS
4 20 (35.09%) Security Cleared
5 16 (28.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 27 (47.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) McAfee ePO
1 24 (42.11%) Netcool
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.11%) Citrix
2 24 (42.11%) Intel Security
3 23 (40.35%) Veritas
4 7 (12.28%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) NCR
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) TOWER Software
5 2 (3.51%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.75%) CA
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Lotus
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec