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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 1.12% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.04% 5.12% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 27
Median daily rate £281 £300 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +160.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £136 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £343 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £240 £187
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +28.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
393 566 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.77% 21.90% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 285 258
Median daily rate £340 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £445 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 9 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £161.25 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +14 4 £273 -10.65%
Glasgow +1 3 £335 +34.00%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 32 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
4 31 (73.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (71.43%) Active Directory
6 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 21 (50.00%) MS Office
8 20 (47.62%) MCSE
8 20 (47.62%) MCSA
8 20 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (47.62%) Office 365
9 19 (45.24%) Windows 10
9 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
9 19 (45.24%) ISTQB
9 19 (45.24%) Change Management
10 18 (42.86%) AIX
10 18 (42.86%) SQL
11 17 (40.48%) Citrix
11 17 (40.48%) Netcool
11 17 (40.48%) Intel Security
11 17 (40.48%) Hyper-V
11 17 (40.48%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (40.48%) Server Virtualisation
12 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
12 16 (38.10%) StarTeam
12 16 (38.10%) MCITP
12 16 (38.10%) MCTS
12 16 (38.10%) Veritas

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (47.62%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) StarTeam
2 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Clustering
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 32 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (73.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (59.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (45.24%) Windows 10
7 18 (42.86%) AIX
8 7 (16.67%) Linux
9 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.76%) Solaris
10 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Change Management
1 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
2 17 (40.48%) Server Virtualisation
3 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 14 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Logistics
7 1 (2.38%) Release Management
7 1 (2.38%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) Service Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Korn
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) MCSA
1 20 (47.62%) MCSE
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (45.24%) ISTQB
3 16 (38.10%) MCITP
3 16 (38.10%) MCTS
4 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
5 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
6 6 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (40.48%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) McAfee ePO
1 17 (40.48%) Netcool
2 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 17 (40.48%) Citrix
2 17 (40.48%) Intel Security
3 16 (38.10%) Veritas
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec