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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 109 112 123
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.43% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 1.67% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£140 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £225 £305
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%
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
567 659 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.37% 25.91% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 328 263
Average daily rate £325 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 9
Average hourly rate £28.10 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 May 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
Edinburgh -1 7 £248 +106.25% 3
Glasgow -4 3 £90 -26.53% 2
Fife - 3 £100 -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows 7
3 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
4 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
5 10 (24.39%) MS Office
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (19.51%) SCCM
7 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
7 7 (17.07%) IIS
7 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
8 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
8 6 (14.63%) DNS
8 6 (14.63%) Degree
8 6 (14.63%) Application Packaging
9 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (12.20%) VPN
9 5 (12.20%) SQL
10 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
10 4 (9.76%) C++
10 4 (9.76%) Perl
10 4 (9.76%) .NET
10 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
10 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
10 4 (9.76%) Cisco
10 4 (9.76%) Lync
10 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (9.76%) Windows Vista
10 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (17.07%) IIS
1 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) Lync
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) VPN
3 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) Wireless
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.44%) Firewall
5 1 (2.44%) Broadband
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) InstallShield
1 2 (4.88%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Support Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Service Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Support Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Desktop Support
6 5 (12.20%) IT Support
7 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Applications Support
7 4 (9.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) ICT Support Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (7.32%) Applications Packager
8 3 (7.32%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Application Packaging
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Social Media
2 1 (2.44%) GIS
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.88%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
1 3 (7.32%) Change Control
1 3 (7.32%) Migration
2 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (4.88%) Software Distribution
2 2 (4.88%) Software License Management
3 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.44%) Service Management
3 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.44%) ITSM
3 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) C++
3 4 (9.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) MCDST
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) MCSE
2 3 (7.32%) MCP
3 2 (4.88%) HND
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.32%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 2 (4.88%) SCSM
3 1 (2.44%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Novell
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Lumension
5 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) McAfee
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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