Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 163 129
Rank change year-on-year -4 -34 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.25% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.84% 1.28% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 35
Scotland median daily rate £270 £118 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +129.79% -57.27% -7.56%
10th Percentile £126 £103 £174
90th Percentile £451 £138 £352
UK median daily rate £145 £175 £251
% change year-on-year -17.14% -30.14% +31.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 1
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £15.86 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +2.32% -8.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £45.80 £15.75
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year -8.45% +5.19% -3.57%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,031 938 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.75% 19.69% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 503 480
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
10th Percentile £128 £182 £155
90th Percentile £531 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 51
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +1.39% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.59 £11.32
90th Percentile £44.50 £37.48 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +5.64% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Scotland

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows XP in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Scotland

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in Scotland

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Scotland

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP 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 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -19 5 - -
Edinburgh +11 4 £425 -
West Lothian - 3 - -
Aberdeen +8 2 - -
Fife +8 1 - -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £125 -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £140 +3.70%
Midlothian - 1 £400 -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 12 (63.16%) Migration
4 11 (57.89%) Windows 10
4 11 (57.89%) Time Management
5 10 (52.63%) Break/Fix
6 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.26%) Degree
8 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 1 (5.26%) SCCM
8 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Office 365
8 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (5.26%) Wireless
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.26%) Games
8 1 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Information Security
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server

Windows XP
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 11 (57.89%) Windows 10
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 11 (57.89%) Time Management
3 10 (52.63%) Break/Fix
4 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
4 4 (21.05%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware