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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 132 128 122
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.96% 1.75% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £100 £140 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £100 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £183 £143
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £181 £238
% change year-on-year
+15.86% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
622 571 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.33% 17.91% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 273 326
Median daily rate £321 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 4 £110 -30.15% 1
Dundee +2 1 £83 -
Glasgow -1 1 £96 -33.32%
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) MS Office
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Change Management
4 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) XenApp
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) QA
6 4 (30.77%) Time Management
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) SCCM
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (15.38%) Intranet
9 1 (7.69%) Service Management
9 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (7.69%) SAN
9 1 (7.69%) Apple
9 1 (7.69%) NHS
9 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
9 1 (7.69%) LAN
9 1 (7.69%) VoIP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (76.92%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Change Coordinator
2 4 (30.77%) Coordinator
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IT Support
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Change Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Change Management
1 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) LANDesk