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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 73 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 57 75 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.90% 2.99% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.38% 12.14% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 43
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£135 £135 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -52.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £109 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £429 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £169 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £15.80 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.20 £17.50 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
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
608 618 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.29% 24.67% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 264 249
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 £113 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 19
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £20.30 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 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
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 31 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 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 +2 20 £113 +15.38% 4
Edinburgh -9 12 £165 -21.42% 2
Stirling - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (75.82%) Windows 7
3 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
4 34 (37.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
7 24 (26.37%) PDA
7 24 (26.37%) SC Cleared
7 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
8 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (24.18%) VMware
10 21 (23.08%) ISTQB
10 21 (23.08%) Citrix
11 20 (21.98%) Software Testing
12 19 (20.88%) Change Management
12 19 (20.88%) SQL
13 18 (19.78%) MS Office
13 18 (19.78%) MCSE
13 18 (19.78%) MCSA
13 18 (19.78%) TestDirector
13 18 (19.78%) Test Scripting
13 18 (19.78%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
14 17 (18.68%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (18.68%) WinRunner
15 16 (17.58%) McAfee
15 16 (17.58%) Veritas
15 16 (17.58%) AIX
15 16 (17.58%) MCTS
15 16 (17.58%) MCITP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 12 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.10%) WorkSite
Applications
1 18 (19.78%) MS Office
2 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.99%) LAN
3 4 (4.40%) WAN
4 3 (3.30%) DHCP
4 3 (3.30%) VPN
5 2 (2.20%) DNS
5 2 (2.20%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.20%) SSL
5 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.10%) Wireless
6 1 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.10%) DTS
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) TestDirector
2 17 (18.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (18.68%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.10%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (2.20%) Finance
1 2 (2.20%) Banking
2 1 (1.10%) Law
2 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Analyst
2 19 (20.88%) Desktop Support
3 15 (16.48%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Test Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) Service Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.59%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (6.59%) Rollout Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
12 3 (3.30%) Windows Support Engineer
13 2 (2.20%) Field Engineer
13 2 (2.20%) Desktop Analyst
13 2 (2.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 2 (2.20%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 2 (2.20%) IT Support
13 2 (2.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.20%) JSP
2 2 (2.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) PDA
2 16 (17.58%) Clustering
3 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.20%) iSeries
6 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.20%) AS400
7 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (75.82%) Windows 7
3 34 (37.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (17.58%) AIX
6 6 (6.59%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Vista
7 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.40%) Linux
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX
9 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) Software Testing
2 19 (20.88%) Change Management
3 18 (19.78%) Test Scripting
4 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
5 9 (9.89%) Migration
5 9 (9.89%) ITIL
6 3 (3.30%) Service Management
6 3 (3.30%) Information Security
6 3 (3.30%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.30%) Information Governance
7 2 (2.20%) Information Management
7 2 (2.20%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.20%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.20%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.20%) Workflow
7 2 (2.20%) Validation
8 1 (1.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.10%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.10%) Project Management
8 1 (1.10%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.10%) Java
3 1 (1.10%) VB
3 1 (1.10%) VBA
3 1 (1.10%) VB6
3 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) SC Cleared
1 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 18 (19.78%) MCSE
4 18 (19.78%) MCSA
5 16 (17.58%) MCTS
5 16 (17.58%) MCITP
6 2 (2.20%) MCP
6 2 (2.20%) CCNP
6 2 (2.20%) CCNA
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.10%) Degree
7 1 (1.10%) HNC
7 1 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.58%) VMware ESX
2 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (19.78%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (17.58%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (16.48%) Netcool
4 10 (10.99%) SCCM
5 3 (3.30%) DameWare
6 2 (2.20%) Nessus
6 2 (2.20%) Nmap
7 1 (1.10%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) VMware
3 21 (23.08%) Citrix
4 16 (17.58%) Veritas
4 16 (17.58%) McAfee
5 4 (4.40%) Symantec
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle
6 2 (2.20%) Lotus
6 2 (2.20%) HP
7 1 (1.10%) Avaya
7 1 (1.10%) CA
7 1 (1.10%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
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