The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 55 44 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 78 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.94% 3.46% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.75% 14.59% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 24
Average daily rate £150 £345 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +112.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £118 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £16.20 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
664 555 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.06% 23.69% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 269 211
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 17 £94 -66.59% 2
Edinburgh -25 15 £135 +11.80% 2
Aberdeen +4 5 £130 -13.33%
West Lothian - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £133 -
Fife +3 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (47.24%) Windows 7
3 76 (46.63%) Active Directory
4 71 (43.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (41.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (41.10%) Microsoft
6 67 (41.10%) MS Office
7 62 (38.04%) Security Cleared
8 59 (36.20%) SC Cleared
9 41 (25.15%) VMware
10 30 (18.40%) SCCM
11 26 (15.95%) ITIL
11 26 (15.95%) SQL
12 25 (15.34%) Migration
13 24 (14.72%) SQL Server
14 23 (14.11%) LAN
15 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
16 20 (12.27%) MS Excel
17 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
18 17 (10.43%) WAN
18 17 (10.43%) Netcool
19 16 (9.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 16 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
20 14 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
20 14 (8.59%) HP
20 14 (8.59%) Citrix
20 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (8.59%) VBScript
21 13 (7.98%) Veritas

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.07%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.84%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.23%) IIS
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (41.10%) MS Office
2 20 (12.27%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.11%) LAN
2 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.43%) WAN
4 13 (7.98%) DHCP
4 13 (7.98%) Firewall
5 10 (6.13%) SAN
6 9 (5.52%) DNS
7 6 (3.68%) Wireless
7 6 (3.68%) Internet
8 5 (3.07%) NAS
9 4 (2.45%) VPN
9 4 (2.45%) Network Security
10 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.61%) PBX
10 1 (0.61%) VoIP
10 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.61%) SMTP
10 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) MSI
1 7 (4.29%) InstallShield
2 6 (3.68%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (2.45%) TestDirector
3 4 (2.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (2.45%) StarTeam
4 3 (1.84%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (3.68%) Finance
2 3 (1.84%) Banking
3 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (22.70%) Analyst
2 23 (14.11%) Support Analyst
2 23 (14.11%) Desktop Support
2 23 (14.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 18 (11.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.52%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (5.52%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (4.91%) Applications Packager
8 7 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.68%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.07%) Rollout Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) IT Support
10 5 (3.07%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.91%) .NET
2 7 (4.29%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.68%) XML
3 6 (3.68%) Application Packaging
4 5 (3.07%) CSS
5 3 (1.84%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.23%) EDI
7 1 (0.61%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) Clustering
2 7 (4.29%) PDA
3 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.07%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.84%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.84%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.84%) Handset
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (47.24%) Windows 7
3 71 (43.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (41.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.98%) Windows Vista
6 10 (6.13%) AIX
7 8 (4.91%) Linux
8 7 (4.29%) Solaris
9 4 (2.45%) UNIX
9 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) ITIL
2 25 (15.34%) Migration
3 16 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (7.98%) Service Management
5 8 (4.91%) Change Management
5 8 (4.91%) Security Architecture
5 8 (4.91%) Test Scripting
6 7 (4.29%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.68%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (3.68%) Software Testing
8 5 (3.07%) Software Deployment
8 5 (3.07%) Software Distribution
8 5 (3.07%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.84%) Test Automation
10 2 (1.23%) ITSM
10 2 (1.23%) Project Management
10 2 (1.23%) Data Management
10 2 (1.23%) Release Management
10 2 (1.23%) Integration Testing
11 1 (0.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.95%) SQL
2 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.59%) VBScript
3 10 (6.13%) VB
4 1 (0.61%) Korn
4 1 (0.61%) VB6
4 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.61%) C#
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (38.04%) Security Cleared
2 59 (36.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.13%) Degree
5 6 (3.68%) MCSE
6 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.07%) MCP
7 3 (1.84%) MCDST
7 3 (1.84%) MCTS
7 3 (1.84%) MCITP
7 3 (1.84%) MCSA
8 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.61%) HNC
9 1 (0.61%) HND
9 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) QA
2 6 (3.68%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (46.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (4.91%) vSphere
5 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.29%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.45%) XenApp
8 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (18.40%) SCCM
2 17 (10.43%) Netcool
3 16 (9.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (4.29%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (3.07%) ZENworks
6 5 (3.07%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.84%) WSUS
8 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.61%) SCOM
9 1 (0.61%) DameWare
Vendors
1 67 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.15%) VMware
3 14 (8.59%) HP
3 14 (8.59%) Citrix
4 13 (7.98%) Veritas
4 13 (7.98%) Dell
5 7 (4.29%) EMC
5 7 (4.29%) McAfee
6 6 (3.68%) Novell
7 5 (3.07%) Cisco
7 5 (3.07%) CommVault
7 5 (3.07%) Symantec
8 4 (2.45%) Borland
8 4 (2.45%) Trend Micro
8 4 (2.45%) Becrypt
9 3 (1.84%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.84%) IBM
9 3 (1.84%) Lotus
9 3 (1.84%) Avaya
9 3 (1.84%) AppSense
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