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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 87 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 42 60 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 2.47% 4.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.18% 10.97% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 44
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£113 £194 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £97 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £400 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.38 £12.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +21.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.23 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £117.10 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.49 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -6.89%
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
585 547 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.04% 22.52% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 239 177
Average daily rate £305 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 September 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 18 September 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
Glasgow -21 10 £225 +121.29%
Aberdeen +10 8 £110 +1.85% 3
Edinburgh -9 7 £106 -73.43% 6
Fife - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 48 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (47.47%) MS Office
5 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 44 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 43 (43.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
8 29 (29.29%) SCCM
8 29 (29.29%) SC Cleared
9 24 (24.24%) VMware
10 20 (20.20%) MS Exchange
11 18 (18.18%) ITIL
12 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
13 15 (15.15%) Dell
14 14 (14.14%) LAN
14 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
15 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (12.12%) Citrix
16 12 (12.12%) SQL
16 12 (12.12%) PDA
17 11 (11.11%) Windows Vista
17 11 (11.11%) DHCP
17 11 (11.11%) HP
17 11 (11.11%) Migration
18 10 (10.10%) WAN
18 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
19 9 (9.09%) DNS
19 9 (9.09%) VMware ESX

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 20 (20.20%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 47 (47.47%) MS Office
2 17 (17.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) LAN
1 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.11%) DHCP
3 10 (10.10%) WAN
4 9 (9.09%) DNS
5 8 (8.08%) VPN
6 5 (5.05%) SAN
7 3 (3.03%) Wireless
7 3 (3.03%) Network Security
8 2 (2.02%) Internet
9 1 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.01%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.01%) HTTP
9 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) DTS
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (5.05%) WinRunner
2 5 (5.05%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.03%) MSI
3 3 (3.03%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.03%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.01%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.01%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Desktop Support
2 25 (25.25%) Analyst
3 18 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (14.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (14.14%) Support Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (12.12%) Service Analyst
8 10 (10.10%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (5.05%) IT Support
11 4 (4.04%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Design Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) Administrator
12 3 (3.03%) Applications Packager
12 3 (3.03%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) HTML
1 1 (1.01%) .NET
1 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.01%) JSP
1 1 (1.01%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) PDA
2 7 (7.07%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.07%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.02%) iSeries
5 2 (2.02%) AS400
5 2 (2.02%) Replication
5 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.01%) iPhone
6 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) iPad
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (48.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 43 (43.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 5 (5.05%) AIX
6 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.04%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.03%) UNIX
9 2 (2.02%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.01%) Linux
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.18%) ITIL
2 11 (11.11%) Migration
3 8 (8.08%) Change Management
4 7 (7.07%) Software Deployment
5 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
5 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 5 (5.05%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.05%) Service Management
6 5 (5.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.04%) ITSM
8 3 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.02%) Information Security
9 2 (2.02%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.02%) CAE
9 2 (2.02%) Project Management
9 2 (2.02%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.02%) Data Protection
9 2 (2.02%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.03%) VBScript
3 3 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (1.01%) C
4 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
2 29 (29.29%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.07%) MCSE
4 7 (7.07%) MCSA
5 6 (6.06%) ISTQB
6 5 (5.05%) Degree
6 5 (5.05%) MCTS
6 5 (5.05%) MCITP
7 3 (3.03%) HND
8 2 (2.02%) MCP
8 2 (2.02%) PMP
8 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (5.05%) vSphere
5 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.02%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.02%) XenApp
6 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (29.29%) SCCM
2 7 (7.07%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (7.07%) Netcool
3 6 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.03%) WSUS
4 3 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.02%) DameWare
5 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.02%) OpenView
5 2 (2.02%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.01%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.24%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) Dell
4 12 (12.12%) Citrix
5 11 (11.11%) HP
6 8 (8.08%) Veritas
7 7 (7.07%) CA
7 7 (7.07%) Symantec
7 7 (7.07%) McAfee
8 5 (5.05%) ServiceNow
8 5 (5.05%) CommVault
8 5 (5.05%) Compaq
9 3 (3.03%) AppSense
9 3 (3.03%) Dell KACE
9 3 (3.03%) Lumension
10 2 (2.02%) Lotus
10 2 (2.02%) Cisco
10 2 (2.02%) Avaya
11 1 (1.01%) EMC
11 1 (1.01%) IBM
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