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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 88 64 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 43 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 2.58% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.62% 9.87% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 57
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£135 £130 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -63.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £101 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £388 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Average hourly rate £13.04 £21.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% +61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.15 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £108.50 £23.25 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
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
564 689 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.19% 26.16% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 346 267
Average daily rate £325 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £128 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £27.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 2015. 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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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
Glasgow -5 15 £106 +2.92% 4
Edinburgh -5 10 £138 +11.11% 4
Aberdeen +12 6 £135 +3.84%
South Ayrshire - 6 £96 -
Renfrewshire -2 2 £355 -3.46% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Highlands - 1 £105 -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 45 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 35 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (34.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (22.22%) Citrix
7 22 (22.22%) MS Office
8 20 (20.20%) VMware
8 20 (20.20%) PDA
9 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 17 (17.17%) Software Testing
11 17 (17.17%) SC Cleared
11 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
12 16 (16.16%) Change Management
13 15 (15.15%) SQL
13 15 (15.15%) MCSE
13 15 (15.15%) MCSA
13 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
13 15 (15.15%) SCCM
13 15 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
14 14 (14.14%) AIX
14 14 (14.14%) TestDirector
14 14 (14.14%) VMware ESX
15 13 (13.13%) Clustering
15 13 (13.13%) MCTS
15 13 (13.13%) MCITP
15 13 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.03%) WorkSite
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (22.22%) MS Office
2 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.09%) LAN
3 6 (6.06%) VPN
4 3 (3.03%) VoIP
4 3 (3.03%) WAN
4 3 (3.03%) DHCP
5 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.02%) DNS
5 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.02%) SSL
6 1 (1.01%) IPsec
6 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) DTS
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) TestDirector
2 13 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (13.13%) WinRunner
3 3 (3.03%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Law
2 3 (3.03%) Legal
3 2 (2.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Analyst
2 19 (19.19%) Desktop Support
3 18 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) Support Engineer
5 11 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 11 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) Test Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.08%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) IT Support
10 3 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Windows Support Engineer
11 2 (2.02%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.02%) JSP
1 2 (2.02%) .NET
1 2 (2.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.01%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) PDA
2 13 (13.13%) Clustering
3 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.06%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.02%) iSeries
7 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.02%) AS400
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 35 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (34.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (14.14%) AIX
6 6 (6.06%) Linux
6 6 (6.06%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.02%) UNIX
10 1 (1.01%) Solaris
10 1 (1.01%) Android
10 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) Software Testing
2 16 (16.16%) Change Management
3 14 (14.14%) Test Scripting
4 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
5 11 (11.11%) ITIL
6 9 (9.09%) Migration
7 6 (6.06%) Time Management
7 6 (6.06%) Service Management
8 4 (4.04%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.03%) Information Management
9 3 (3.03%) Information Security
9 3 (3.03%) Information Governance
10 2 (2.02%) Security Hardening
10 2 (2.02%) Test Strategy
10 2 (2.02%) Workflow
10 2 (2.02%) Validation
10 2 (2.02%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (2.02%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.01%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.01%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.01%) Java
3 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 17 (17.17%) SC Cleared
3 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
4 15 (15.15%) MCSE
4 15 (15.15%) MCSA
5 13 (13.13%) MCTS
5 13 (13.13%) MCITP
6 4 (4.04%) Degree
7 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.02%) MCP
7 2 (2.02%) HND
7 2 (2.02%) CCNP
7 2 (2.02%) CCNA
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.14%) VMware ESX
3 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (15.15%) SCCM
1 15 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (13.13%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (12.12%) Netcool
4 3 (3.03%) DameWare
5 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.02%) Nessus
5 2 (2.02%) Nmap
6 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.01%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 45 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.22%) Citrix
3 20 (20.20%) VMware
4 13 (13.13%) Veritas
4 13 (13.13%) McAfee
5 6 (6.06%) Symantec
6 3 (3.03%) CommVault
6 3 (3.03%) Oracle
6 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.02%) HP
7 2 (2.02%) Lotus
8 1 (1.01%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.01%) Avaya
8 1 (1.01%) CA
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) Dell
8 1 (1.01%) EMC
8 1 (1.01%) IBM
8 1 (1.01%) LANDesk