The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 108 111 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.40% 0.047%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% 1.62% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-24.44% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -9.72%
Windows 8
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
608 618 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.29% 24.67% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 264 249
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 19
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £20.30 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Scotland region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen - 8 £200 -
Edinburgh -8 6 £320 +100.00% 1
Glasgow -3 3 £94 - 3
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
4 10 (27.03%) MS Office
5 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
7 7 (18.92%) SCCM
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Application Packaging
9 5 (13.51%) IIS
9 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
9 5 (13.51%) SQL
10 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
10 4 (10.81%) C++
10 4 (10.81%) Perl
10 4 (10.81%) .NET
10 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (10.81%) DNS
10 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.11%) VMware
11 3 (8.11%) Change Control
11 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
11 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
11 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (13.51%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) InstallShield
1 2 (5.41%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Service Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Packager
6 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Application Packaging
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
1 3 (8.11%) Change Control
2 2 (5.41%) Software Distribution
2 2 (5.41%) Software License Management
2 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (5.41%) Service Management
3 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.70%) ITSM
3 1 (2.70%) Migration
3 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.81%) C++
3 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) HND
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCDST
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) SCSM
3 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Novell
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee
4 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.70%) Lumension
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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Experis Ltd
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: £70 - £90 per day
Posted: 8 days ago