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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 97 65
Rank change year-on-year +3 -32  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 30 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 1.17% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.22% 5.22% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 34
Median daily rate £416 £271 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.88% +118.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £179 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £309 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £15.86 - £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year - +4.18%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 404 575 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.03% 22.36% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 318 292
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -31.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +7 10 £416 +46.30%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (92.59%) Windows 7
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 17 (62.96%) SQL
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (59.26%) Windows 10
7 13 (48.15%) Linux
7 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
8 10 (37.04%) REXX
8 10 (37.04%) Tcl
8 10 (37.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
8 10 (37.04%) MSI
8 10 (37.04%) VB
8 10 (37.04%) HTTP
8 10 (37.04%) HTTPS
8 10 (37.04%) SSL
8 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
8 10 (37.04%) Patch Management
8 10 (37.04%) Software Distribution
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
8 10 (37.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (37.04%) Prototyping
9 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
10 8 (29.63%) Citrix
10 8 (29.63%) MS Office

Windows XP
Top Related 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 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) HTTP
1 10 (37.04%) HTTPS
1 10 (37.04%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MSI
2 7 (25.93%) StarTeam
3 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Hardware Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Customer Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (92.59%) Windows 7
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (59.26%) Windows 10
6 13 (48.15%) Linux
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
8 7 (25.93%) AIX
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
1 10 (37.04%) Patch Management
1 10 (37.04%) Prototyping
1 10 (37.04%) Software Distribution
1 10 (37.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 7 (25.93%) Change Management
2 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
3 6 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Logistics
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
2 10 (37.04%) REXX
2 10 (37.04%) Tcl
2 10 (37.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
3 7 (25.93%) MCITP
3 7 (25.93%) MCSA
3 7 (25.93%) MCSE
3 7 (25.93%) MCTS
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (25.93%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) Intel Security
3 7 (25.93%) Veritas
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe