Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 157 145
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 32 21 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.58% 0.48% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.89% 2.19% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 36
Scotland median daily rate £248 £254 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.46% +0.50% +83.64%
10th Percentile £128 £120 £175
90th Percentile £288 £438 £314
UK median daily rate £175 £165 £188
% change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 7
Scotland median hourly rate £11.78 £15.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -56.94% +164.22%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.27 £25.55
90th Percentile £17.42 £20.01 £39.25
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -4.93%

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 1,106 960 1,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.10% 22.14% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 477 692
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £176
90th Percentile £497 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 45
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.68 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.15% -58.19% +29.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.91 £13.35
90th Percentile £36.23 £28.26 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -15 11 £230 -45.88%
Renfrewshire -36 8 £283 +9.71%
Edinburgh -22 6 £145 -
Aberdeen +10 3 - -
Fife - 1 £175 -
West Lothian - 1 £118 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £230 -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
3 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (62.50%) Windows 7
5 16 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 12 (37.50%) Change Management
6 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
7 11 (34.38%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
8 10 (31.25%) Time Management
8 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (31.25%) TestDirector
8 10 (31.25%) Migration
9 8 (25.00%) VMware
9 8 (25.00%) Clustering
9 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 8 (25.00%) Veritas
9 8 (25.00%) WinRunner
9 8 (25.00%) Citrix
9 8 (25.00%) McAfee
9 8 (25.00%) SQL
9 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (25.00%) AIX
9 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (25.00%) PDA
9 8 (25.00%) 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 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) ADSL
1 3 (9.38%) DHCP
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
1 3 (9.38%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) Broadband
2 2 (6.25%) Extranet
2 2 (6.25%) Intranet
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) TestDirector
2 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (25.00%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (6.25%) French Language
1 2 (6.25%) German Language
1 2 (6.25%) Italian Language
1 2 (6.25%) Law
1 2 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 9 (28.13%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) IT Support
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Desktop Support
8 2 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Clustering
1 8 (25.00%) PDA
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Mindset
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 16 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (25.00%) AIX
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Change Management
2 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
3 10 (31.25%) Time Management
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.88%) Break/Fix
5 7 (21.88%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 2 (6.25%) Content Management
9 2 (6.25%) CRM
9 2 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (6.25%) Records Management
9 2 (6.25%) Service Management
9 2 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
10 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (21.88%) MCITP
3 7 (21.88%) MCSA
3 7 (21.88%) MCSE
3 7 (21.88%) MCTS
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
2 11 (34.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (21.88%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (18.75%) Netcool
3 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
2 8 (25.00%) McAfee
2 8 (25.00%) Veritas
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) iManage
5 1 (3.13%) Charles River
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow