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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 110 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 13 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.51% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 2.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Average daily rate
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£115 £351 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £301 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 -
% change year-on-year
-23.28% -
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
566 604 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.73% 23.91% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 273 179
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £140 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 44
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.63 £35.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
Edinburgh -8 8 £110 -72.50% 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) MS Office
4 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
5 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 8 (34.78%) SCCM
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
8 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (21.74%) MCP
10 4 (17.39%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
10 4 (17.39%) Lotus
10 4 (17.39%) Migration
11 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
11 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
11 3 (13.04%) SCOM
11 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
11 3 (13.04%) LAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
4 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Administrator
2 7 (30.43%) IT Support
3 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) IT Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
7 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCP
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) SCSM
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Lotus
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
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