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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 132 122 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 1.55% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£188 £110 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -51.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.21% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%
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
593 579 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.08% 21.14% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 280 223
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 28 August 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
Glasgow +4 2 £188 +25.00% 2
Edinburgh -18 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 9 (39.13%) MS Office
5 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 4 (17.39%) Lync
7 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (13.04%) BitLocker
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.04%) DNS
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (8.70%) SCOM
9 2 (8.70%) Degree
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
9 2 (8.70%) Android
9 2 (8.70%) Wireless

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.70%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Support Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) IT Support
4 3 (13.04%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) ICT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.70%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Migration
1 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCP
1 2 (8.70%) HND
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) MCDST
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (13.04%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) SCSM
2 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Peregrine
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) HP