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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 81 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 51 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.84% 3.04% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.65% 14.45% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 32
Average daily rate
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£128 £356 £106
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.21% +235.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £111 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.30 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.60 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
667 519 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.02% 21.05% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 223 165
Average daily rate £325 £366 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +15.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.60 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -15 14 £150 -40.76% 1
Glasgow -16 13 £139 -61.40% 4
Aberdeen +7 7 £110 -30.15% 1
Fife - 1 - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (49.21%) Windows 7
3 61 (48.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (46.83%) Active Directory
5 58 (46.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (42.06%) Security Cleared
7 51 (40.48%) Microsoft
8 49 (38.89%) MS Office
8 49 (38.89%) SC Cleared
9 36 (28.57%) VMware
10 34 (26.98%) SCCM
11 23 (18.25%) LAN
12 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 19 (15.08%) Citrix
14 18 (14.29%) WAN
15 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (13.49%) MS Exchange
16 16 (12.70%) Dell
16 16 (12.70%) ITIL
16 16 (12.70%) Migration
16 16 (12.70%) PDA
17 15 (11.90%) SQL
17 15 (11.90%) DHCP
18 14 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
20 12 (9.52%) HP
20 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
20 12 (9.52%) Windows Vista
21 11 (8.73%) Software Testing
21 11 (8.73%) Microsoft App-V

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.59%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 49 (38.89%) MS Office
2 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) LAN
2 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 18 (14.29%) WAN
4 15 (11.90%) DHCP
5 9 (7.14%) DNS
6 8 (6.35%) VPN
7 5 (3.97%) SAN
7 5 (3.97%) Wireless
8 3 (2.38%) Network Security
9 2 (1.59%) Internet
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.79%) HTTP
10 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.79%) VoIP
10 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (6.35%) TestDirector
3 7 (5.56%) WinRunner
4 5 (3.97%) MSI
4 5 (3.97%) InstallShield
5 4 (3.17%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (3.17%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (0.79%) German Language
2 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Analyst
2 25 (19.84%) Desktop Support
3 21 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 16 (12.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 15 (11.90%) Support Analyst
7 13 (10.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (8.73%) Service Analyst
9 10 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Design Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) IT Support
12 6 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) Applications Packager
14 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
14 4 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
14 4 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
14 4 (3.17%) Architect
15 3 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) JSP
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) PDA
2 9 (7.14%) Clustering
3 6 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.38%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.38%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
6 2 (1.59%) AS400
6 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.59%) iSeries
6 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (49.21%) Windows 7
3 61 (48.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (46.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.52%) Windows Vista
6 8 (6.35%) AIX
7 6 (4.76%) UNIX
8 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.70%) ITIL
1 16 (12.70%) Migration
2 11 (8.73%) Software Testing
2 11 (8.73%) Change Management
3 10 (7.94%) Test Scripting
4 9 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (6.35%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 7 (5.56%) Service Management
7 4 (3.17%) ITSM
7 4 (3.17%) Project Management
7 4 (3.17%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.38%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.59%) Information Security
9 2 (1.59%) CAE
9 2 (1.59%) Information Governance
9 2 (1.59%) Software Distribution
9 2 (1.59%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.90%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.76%) VB
4 5 (3.97%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) Korn
5 1 (0.79%) VB6
5 1 (0.79%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (42.06%) Security Cleared
2 49 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.94%) ISTQB
5 9 (7.14%) MCSE
5 9 (7.14%) MCSA
6 7 (5.56%) MCTS
6 7 (5.56%) MCITP
7 6 (4.76%) Degree
8 2 (1.59%) PMP
8 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.59%) MCP
8 2 (1.59%) HND
8 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 59 (46.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (7.94%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.76%) vSphere
7 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.38%) XenApp
9 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.59%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (26.98%) SCCM
2 9 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (7.14%) Netcool
3 8 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.38%) WSUS
5 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.59%) DameWare
6 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.59%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.59%) OpenView
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.57%) VMware
3 19 (15.08%) Citrix
4 16 (12.70%) Dell
5 12 (9.52%) HP
6 10 (7.94%) McAfee
6 10 (7.94%) Veritas
7 6 (4.76%) Symantec
8 5 (3.97%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.97%) Compaq
8 5 (3.97%) CA
9 4 (3.17%) AppSense
9 4 (3.17%) CommVault
9 4 (3.17%) Borland
9 4 (3.17%) Dell KACE
9 4 (3.17%) Lumension
10 3 (2.38%) Cisco
11 2 (1.59%) EMC
11 2 (1.59%) Novell
11 2 (1.59%) Lotus
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