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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 111 100
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 1.22% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.36% 4.48% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 17
Median daily rate £243 £250 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +78.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £173 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £307 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year -16.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £13.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +176.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £26.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.34 £38.50 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -  

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 506 804 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.06% 27.36% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 411 263
Median daily rate £375 £344 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.01% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 43
Median hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.63% +118.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £41.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +37 5 £250 -5.66%
Glasgow +6 5 £425 +84.78% 1
Aberdeen -4 3 - -
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £123 -
Dundee - 1 £120 -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (70.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (60.00%) Windows 10
5 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (50.00%) SQL
7 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
8 13 (43.33%) VB
8 13 (43.33%) Linux
8 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
8 13 (43.33%) PowerShell
9 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 12 (40.00%) Software Distribution
9 12 (40.00%) Patch Management
9 12 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 12 (40.00%) Prototyping
9 12 (40.00%) HTTP
9 12 (40.00%) HTTPS
9 12 (40.00%) SSL
9 12 (40.00%) REXX
9 12 (40.00%) Tcl
9 12 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (40.00%) Configuration Management
9 12 (40.00%) MSI
10 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
11 7 (23.33%) Time Management
11 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (20.00%) Citrix

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 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) HTTP
1 12 (40.00%) HTTPS
1 12 (40.00%) SSL
2 3 (10.00%) DHCP
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MSI
2 3 (10.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support
2 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Flash
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (13.33%) AIX
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (40.00%) Patch Management
1 12 (40.00%) Prototyping
1 12 (40.00%) Software Distribution
1 12 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Time Management
3 5 (16.67%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (13.33%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) PowerShell
2 13 (43.33%) VB
3 12 (40.00%) REXX
3 12 (40.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.33%) MCSA
4 4 (13.33%) MCSE
4 4 (13.33%) MCTS
5 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (3.33%) CISSP
6 1 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (10.00%) Netcool
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) McAfee
3 3 (10.00%) Veritas
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) Altiris
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec