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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 72 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 48 76 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.82% 3.33% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.02% 13.60% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 34
Average daily rate
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£116 £126 £127
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.92% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £107 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £372 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £140 £198
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
Windows XP
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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
532 559 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 24.50% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 239 238
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £118 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £39.25 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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
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 January 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 0 19 £94 -73.07% 2
Edinburgh -24 2 - - 2
Aberdeen +1 1 £113 -13.46%
Fife - 1 £85 -
Perthshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (63.01%) Windows 7
3 41 (56.16%) Microsoft
4 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (35.62%) SC Cleared
5 26 (35.62%) Security Cleared
5 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (31.51%) Active Directory
7 19 (26.03%) PDA
8 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (23.29%) MS Office
9 17 (23.29%) Change Management
10 16 (21.92%) ISTQB
10 16 (21.92%) Citrix
11 15 (20.55%) Software Testing
11 15 (20.55%) Test Scripting
11 15 (20.55%) VMware
12 14 (19.18%) MCSE
12 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
13 13 (17.81%) MCSA
13 13 (17.81%) SQL
13 13 (17.81%) WinRunner
13 13 (17.81%) TestDirector
13 13 (17.81%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (17.81%) VMware ESX
13 13 (17.81%) Clustering
14 12 (16.44%) MCTS
14 12 (16.44%) MCITP
14 12 (16.44%) Veritas

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Office
2 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.96%) LAN
3 5 (6.85%) DHCP
4 2 (2.74%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.74%) DNS
4 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.74%) SSL
4 2 (2.74%) WAN
5 1 (1.37%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) IPsec
5 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) DTS
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) WinRunner
1 13 (17.81%) TestDirector
1 13 (17.81%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Desktop Support
3 13 (17.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (6.85%) IT Support
10 4 (5.48%) Rollout Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Desktop Analyst
12 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) IT Support Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.74%) JSP
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.03%) PDA
2 13 (17.81%) Clustering
3 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.74%) AS400
6 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.74%) iSeries
7 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.37%) iPhone
7 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (63.01%) Windows 7
3 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.44%) AIX
6 7 (9.59%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.85%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.11%) Linux
8 3 (4.11%) UNIX
8 3 (4.11%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) Change Management
2 15 (20.55%) Software Testing
2 15 (20.55%) Test Scripting
3 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
4 10 (13.70%) ITIL
5 5 (6.85%) Migration
6 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.11%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.11%) Information Security
7 3 (4.11%) Information Governance
8 2 (2.74%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.74%) Workflow
8 2 (2.74%) Validation
8 2 (2.74%) Information Management
8 2 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (1.37%) Project Management
9 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) VB
3 1 (1.37%) VBA
3 1 (1.37%) VB6
3 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (35.62%) SC Cleared
1 26 (35.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (21.92%) ISTQB
4 14 (19.18%) MCSE
5 13 (17.81%) MCSA
6 12 (16.44%) MCTS
6 12 (16.44%) MCITP
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.74%) CCNP
7 2 (2.74%) CCNA
8 1 (1.37%) MCP
8 1 (1.37%) HNC
8 1 (1.37%) HND
8 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.81%) VMware ESX
3 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.74%) Nmap
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (16.44%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (15.07%) Netcool
4 6 (8.22%) SCCM
5 3 (4.11%) Unicenter
5 3 (4.11%) DameWare
6 2 (2.74%) Nessus
7 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) Citrix
3 15 (20.55%) VMware
4 12 (16.44%) Veritas
4 12 (16.44%) McAfee
5 5 (6.85%) Symantec
6 3 (4.11%) CA
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle
7 2 (2.74%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Avaya
8 1 (1.37%) CommVault
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco
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