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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 128 107
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 0.31% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 1.38% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £105 £96 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £96 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.32 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% +10.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +17.85%

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
415 578 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.10% 22.44% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 297 303
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Dundee - 4 £105 -
Fife - 4 £100 -
Highlands - 4 £105 - 1
Edinburgh +17 1 £110 - 1
Glasgow -4 1 £120 +25.39%
Moray - 1 £100 -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) MS Office
5 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
9 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (18.18%) Office 365
9 4 (18.18%) VMware
10 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.64%) SCCM
11 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (9.09%) Google
11 2 (9.09%) Mitel
11 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
11 2 (9.09%) Xerox
11 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
11 2 (9.09%) Chat Support
11 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (9.09%) G Suite
11 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (9.09%) BitLocker
11 2 (9.09%) Client/Server

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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Office
2 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) IT Technician
2 6 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 4 (18.18%) IT Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.09%) Chat Support
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) BitLocker
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) Intel
3 2 (9.09%) Mitel
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec
3 2 (9.09%) Xerox
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
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