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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 110 108 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 24 33 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.92% 1.04% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.79% 5.80% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 27
Median daily rate £245 £140 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £103 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £228 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £200 £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
Median hourly rate £35.75 £13.04 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.15% -20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £11.25 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.25 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.40 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
634 569 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.43% 17.90% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 272 317
Median daily rate £321 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.27% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.50 £36.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 11 £274 -22.81%
Glasgow +4 7 £230 +50.57%
Edinburgh -3 5 £245 +78.18%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (82.09%) Microsoft
2 55 (82.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (79.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (77.61%) Active Directory
5 46 (68.66%) Windows 7
6 42 (62.69%) AIX
6 42 (62.69%) SQL
6 42 (62.69%) Netcool
7 41 (61.19%) Change Management
8 40 (59.70%) Software Testing
9 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
10 35 (52.24%) MCSA
10 35 (52.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 34 (50.75%) Hyper-V
12 33 (49.25%) MCSE
13 32 (47.76%) Veritas
13 32 (47.76%) ISTQB
13 32 (47.76%) MCTS
14 31 (46.27%) Intel Security
15 30 (44.78%) Citrix
15 30 (44.78%) MCITP
15 30 (44.78%) Clustering
15 30 (44.78%) McAfee ePO
16 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
16 28 (41.79%) Smoke Testing
17 27 (40.30%) VMware
18 26 (38.81%) TestDirector
19 25 (37.31%) HP UFT
19 25 (37.31%) WinRunner

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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) LAN
3 3 (4.48%) WAN
4 2 (2.99%) ATM
4 2 (2.99%) DHCP
4 2 (2.99%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
Development Applications
1 26 (38.81%) TestDirector
2 25 (37.31%) HP UFT
2 25 (37.31%) WinRunner
3 7 (10.45%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Analyst
2 28 (41.79%) Test Analyst
3 23 (34.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 23 (34.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Monitoring Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 30 (44.78%) Clustering
2 22 (32.84%) PDA
3 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (82.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (79.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (68.66%) Windows 7
5 42 (62.69%) AIX
6 15 (22.39%) Linux
7 12 (17.91%) HPUX
7 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (17.91%) Solaris
7 12 (17.91%) Windows 10
7 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (61.19%) Change Management
2 40 (59.70%) Software Testing
3 28 (41.79%) Smoke Testing
3 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
4 25 (37.31%) Test Automation
5 18 (26.87%) ITIL
6 15 (22.39%) Service Management
7 12 (17.91%) Release Management
8 11 (16.42%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.48%) Change Control
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.48%) Migration
10 2 (2.99%) Records Management
11 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2
11 1 (1.49%) Process Improvement
11 1 (1.49%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.49%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (62.69%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) Bourne shell
2 12 (17.91%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) Korn
2 12 (17.91%) Perl
2 12 (17.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
2 35 (52.24%) MCSA
2 35 (52.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (49.25%) MCSE
4 32 (47.76%) ISTQB
4 32 (47.76%) MCTS
5 30 (44.78%) MCITP
6 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
7 9 (13.43%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.99%) MCP
System Software
1 52 (77.61%) Active Directory
2 34 (50.75%) Hyper-V
3 23 (34.33%) VMware ESX
4 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (62.69%) Netcool
2 30 (44.78%) McAfee ePO
3 25 (37.31%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (17.91%) SCOM
4 12 (17.91%) Tivoli
5 10 (14.93%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (2.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (82.09%) Microsoft
2 32 (47.76%) Veritas
3 31 (46.27%) Intel Security
4 30 (44.78%) Citrix
5 27 (40.30%) VMware
6 12 (17.91%) IBM
6 12 (17.91%) Red Hat
7 11 (16.42%) CA
7 11 (16.42%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) NCR
8 2 (2.99%) TOWER Software
8 2 (2.99%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco