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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 57 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.07% 3.10% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.33% 12.18% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £101 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £415 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £149 £225
% change year-on-year
+21.00% -33.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +19.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% -
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
552 624 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.06% 25.49% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 269 252
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 19
Average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.40 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +1 21 £104 -30.66% 4
Edinburgh -10 7 £165 -15.81% 5
Aberdeen +2 2 £124 -4.80%
Stirling - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (74.07%) Windows 7
3 45 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 35 (43.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (41.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (34.57%) SC Cleared
6 28 (34.57%) Security Cleared
7 24 (29.63%) PDA
8 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
8 22 (27.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (25.93%) ISTQB
9 21 (25.93%) Change Management
10 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
10 20 (24.69%) Citrix
11 19 (23.46%) VMware
12 18 (22.22%) Test Scripting
12 18 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (22.22%) TestDirector
12 18 (22.22%) MCSE
12 18 (22.22%) SQL
13 17 (20.99%) MCSA
13 17 (20.99%) QuickTest Pro
13 17 (20.99%) Clustering
13 17 (20.99%) WinRunner
13 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
14 16 (19.75%) Hyper-V
14 16 (19.75%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (19.75%) VMware ESX
14 16 (19.75%) MCTS
14 16 (19.75%) MCITP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) MS Office
2 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.35%) LAN
3 5 (6.17%) DHCP
4 3 (3.70%) WAN
5 2 (2.47%) DNS
5 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.47%) SSL
5 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.23%) Wireless
6 1 (1.23%) IPsec
6 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) DTS
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) TestDirector
2 17 (20.99%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (20.99%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (2.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Analyst
2 18 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 13 (16.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Support Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) IT Support
9 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
11 2 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1 (1.23%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.47%) JSP
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.63%) PDA
2 17 (20.99%) Clustering
3 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.47%) iSeries
6 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.47%) AS400
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (74.07%) Windows 7
3 35 (43.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (41.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (19.75%) AIX
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.70%) UNIX
8 3 (3.70%) Linux
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Change Management
2 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
3 18 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
5 8 (9.88%) Migration
6 7 (8.64%) ITIL
7 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.70%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.70%) Information Governance
8 3 (3.70%) Information Security
9 2 (2.47%) Information Management
9 2 (2.47%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.47%) Workflow
9 2 (2.47%) Validation
9 2 (2.47%) Test Strategy
10 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) VB
3 1 (1.23%) VBA
3 1 (1.23%) VB6
3 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (34.57%) Security Cleared
1 28 (34.57%) SC Cleared
2 22 (27.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 18 (22.22%) MCSE
5 17 (20.99%) MCSA
6 16 (19.75%) MCTS
6 16 (19.75%) MCITP
7 4 (4.94%) VCP4
8 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.47%) CCNP
8 2 (2.47%) CCNA
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.23%) MCP
9 1 (1.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.75%) VMware ESX
2 16 (19.75%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.47%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 18 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (19.75%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (18.52%) Netcool
4 8 (9.88%) SCCM
5 3 (3.70%) DameWare
5 3 (3.70%) Unicenter
6 2 (2.47%) Nessus
7 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.69%) Citrix
3 19 (23.46%) VMware
4 16 (19.75%) McAfee
4 16 (19.75%) Veritas
5 4 (4.94%) Symantec
6 3 (3.70%) CA
7 2 (2.47%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco
8 1 (1.23%) Avaya
8 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
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