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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 107 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.25% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.06% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Average daily rate
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£106 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
556 615 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 25.20% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 265 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £90.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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
Edinburgh -6 9 £114 -62.20% 1
Fife - 2 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (36.67%) MS Office
5 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.00%) SCCM
8 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) Migration
9 5 (16.67%) VMware
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
10 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 4 (13.33%) IBM Notes
10 4 (13.33%) Lotus
11 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
11 3 (10.00%) UNIX
11 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
11 3 (10.00%) LAN
11 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (10.00%) SCOM
11 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
11 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
11 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (10.00%) SCSM
11 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (23.33%) Service Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) IT Support
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) UNIX
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MCP
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) MCDST
2 1 (3.33%) HNC
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (10.00%) SCSM
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (6.67%) Apple
4 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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