The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 8
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 70 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.45% 0.14% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% 0.45% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £108 £96 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +6.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £96 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £96 £98
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £191 £189
% change year-on-year -13.38% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +15.57% -13.58%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 202 224 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 30.51% 31.50% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 123 72
Median daily rate £376 £339 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Glasgow

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Glasgow

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Officer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP