The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Glasgow region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 68 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.25% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.99% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£123 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-37.77% -
Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
202 187 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 24.91% 23.79% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 81 46
Average daily rate £300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £18.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 8
Scotland

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 24 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 July 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%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
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%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
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
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft