Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 130 135
Rank change year-on-year -45 +5 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 1.27% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.89% 5.34% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 44 34
Scotland median daily rate £425 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% - +115.69%
10th Percentile £413 £175 £106
90th Percentile £438 £349 £315
UK median daily rate £175 £250 £190
% change year-on-year -30.00% +31.58% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -6.06% +26.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £31.75 £18.58
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.19% -6.90% +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 1005 1048 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.11% 23.82% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 588 588
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +7.03%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £172
90th Percentile £550 £457 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 42
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £19.25 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.65% +1.99% +14.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.55 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +6.45%

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 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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 8 £425 +75.26%
Aberdeen -5 4 - -
Highlands - 4 - -
Edinburgh -21 3 - -
Renfrewshire +12 1 - -
Fife +1 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Validation
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (26.32%) Time Management
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
7 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
7 4 (21.05%) DNS
7 4 (21.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (21.05%) GAMP
7 4 (21.05%) GMP
7 4 (21.05%) GxP
7 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
7 4 (21.05%) PMP
7 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
7 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) Wonderware
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) SCADA
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013

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 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) SCADA
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.26%) AIX
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Validation
2 7 (36.84%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) Time Management
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
6 3 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
7 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
7 2 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) Break/Fix
8 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.26%) Remediation Plan
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) REXX
2 2 (10.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 4 (21.05%) PMP
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (21.05%) GAMP
1 4 (21.05%) GMP
1 4 (21.05%) GxP
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Wonderware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Altiris
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Charles River
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec