Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 162 132
Rank change year-on-year -24 -30 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 18 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 0.37% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 1.75% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 44
Scotland median daily rate £230 £243 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.15% -11.01% +36.25%
10th Percentile £151 £119 £175
90th Percentile £286 £348 £335
UK median daily rate £170 £174 £205
% change year-on-year -2.02% -15.37% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Scotland median hourly rate £11.78 £15.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -56.94% +171.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £25.55
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.67 £39.25
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £14.20 £13.69
% change year-on-year -11.97% +3.73% -4.75%

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 1,057 1,027 1,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.61% 21.37% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 501 670
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.94%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £175
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 42
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -56.94% +92.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £13.39
90th Percentile £43.38 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 15 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 -18 6 - -
Edinburgh -3 4 £145 -
Aberdeen +12 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire -24 2 £285 +14.00%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £230 -
Fife - 1 £175 -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 10
3 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Migration
4 11 (57.89%) Time Management
5 8 (42.11%) Break/Fix
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) Apple
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (10.53%) Law
8 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (10.53%) French Language
8 2 (10.53%) German Language
8 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
8 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
8 2 (10.53%) iManage
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (10.53%) CRM
8 2 (10.53%) ADSL

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 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ADSL
1 2 (10.53%) Broadband
1 2 (10.53%) Extranet
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (10.53%) French Language
1 2 (10.53%) Games
1 2 (10.53%) German Language
1 2 (10.53%) Italian Language
1 2 (10.53%) Law
1 2 (10.53%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Desktop Support
2 10 (52.63%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (42.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) IT Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) IT Support
6 3 (15.79%) Mobile Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Support
7 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Mindset
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) PDA
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 10
3 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Migration
1 11 (57.89%) Time Management
2 8 (42.11%) Break/Fix
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Records Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) iManage
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas
4 1 (5.26%) VMware