The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Scotland 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 122 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.20% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.69% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-31.64% -
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
652 508 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.72% 20.61% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 219 165
Average daily rate £325 £364 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £31.60 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 6 £115 -
Aberdeen - - - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) MS Office
3 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) MCP
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
8 3 (13.04%) SLA
8 3 (13.04%) Lotus
8 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 2 (8.70%) SCOM
9 2 (8.70%) Android
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
9 2 (8.70%) assyst
9 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
4 2 (8.70%) Moodle
5 1 (4.35%) Lync
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) IT Support
2 4 (17.39%) IT Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCP
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Lotus
3 3 (13.04%) VMware