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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 74 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.11% 0.15% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.50% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
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
200 147 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.99% 22.27% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 68 52
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £101 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) iPad
6 1 (16.67%) iPhone
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management
6 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) IT Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec