Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 142 143
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1 -48
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 27 22 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.61% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.53% 2.56% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 37
Scotland median daily rate £230 £400 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +50.94% +120.83%
10th Percentile £104 £165 £168
90th Percentile £285 £444 £317
UK median daily rate £155 £155 £185
% change year-on-year - -16.22% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Scotland median hourly rate £15.25 £14.43 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% -59.92% +180.59%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.09 £26.25
90th Percentile £16.68 £16.68 £39.38
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -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 1,066 858 1,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.56% 23.81% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 438 719
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +10.61%
10th Percentile £163 £141 £182
90th Percentile £500 £475 £478
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -54.67% +33.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £14.13
90th Percentile £24.80 £52.17 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%

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 24 May 2018.

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
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 24 May 2018. 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 - 10 £230 - 1
Renfrewshire -36 6 £275 -31.25%
Edinburgh -19 3 £145 -
Aberdeen +7 2 - -
Scottish Borders 0 2 £138 +12.24%
West Lothian - 1 £118 -
Lothian - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
4 11 (40.74%) Change Management
5 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (37.04%) Hyper-V
5 10 (37.04%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
6 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (29.63%) TestDirector
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (25.93%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) Clustering
7 7 (25.93%) AIX
7 7 (25.93%) HP UFT
7 7 (25.93%) Veritas
7 7 (25.93%) Citrix
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) WinRunner
7 7 (25.93%) McAfee
7 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (22.22%) PDA
8 6 (22.22%) ISTQB

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) ADSL
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
1 4 (14.81%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) Broadband
2 2 (7.41%) Extranet
2 2 (7.41%) Intranet
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) TestDirector
2 7 (25.93%) HP UFT
2 7 (25.93%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (7.41%) French Language
1 2 (7.41%) German Language
1 2 (7.41%) Italian Language
1 2 (7.41%) Law
1 2 (7.41%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (7.41%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support
6 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) IT Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) IT Support
7 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Tester
8 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Tester
8 1 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
2 6 (22.22%) PDA
3 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Change Management
2 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 5 (18.52%) Migration
5 5 (18.52%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Time Management
6 4 (14.81%) Break/Fix
6 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
8 2 (7.41%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 2 (7.41%) Statistical Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 6 (22.22%) MCITP
2 6 (22.22%) MCSA
2 6 (22.22%) MCSE
2 6 (22.22%) MCTS
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) HND
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) Hyper-V
2 10 (37.04%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (22.22%) Netcool
3 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee
2 7 (25.93%) Veritas
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
3 3 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) iManage
5 1 (3.70%) Charles River
5 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow