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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 120 106 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.81% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 3.81% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Average daily rate £96 £100 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £101.75 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+626.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
533 578 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.92% 21.27% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 306 232
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +12 8 £96 +12.58% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £96 -
Edinburgh -22 1 - - 2
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (65.00%) MS Office
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) SCCM
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (35.00%) NHS
7 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Service Management
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.00%) ITSM
9 3 (15.00%) MCSE
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (10.00%) CCNA
10 2 (10.00%) VPN
10 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (10.00%) SLA
10 2 (10.00%) Perl
10 2 (10.00%) MCP
10 2 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) MCSA
10 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.00%) LAN
10 2 (10.00%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (65.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support
1 7 (35.00%) IT Support
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Debian
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) VMware