The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 65 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.38% 0.32% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£94 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
Windows 8
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
181 154 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.68% 24.29% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 71 103
Average daily rate £310 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £150 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.61 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.30 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £15.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Glasgow region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) MSI
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Lumension
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 1 (16.67%) Lumension
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle