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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 71 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.12% 0.15% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.63% -
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 £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
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
193 159 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.63% 24.31% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 79 60
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £102 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £86.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.92% +517.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) iPhone
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) IT Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec