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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 63 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.58% 0.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £283 £130
% change year-on-year
-22.12% +117.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 -
% change year-on-year
-34.06% -
Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
184 214 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.63% 23.39% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 113 42
Average daily rate £375 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.48 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 23 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Lync
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
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%) Technical Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Specialist
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) 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
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft