Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 156 148
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 +32
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.45% 2.03% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Scotland median daily rate £125 £130 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +23.81% +9.72%
10th Percentile £111 £111 £97
90th Percentile £188 £239 £132
UK median daily rate £170 £205 £169
% change year-on-year -17.07% +21.48% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £11.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +14.84% -44.78%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year - -7.92% +5.10%

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

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,031 938 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.75% 19.69% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 503 480
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
10th Percentile £128 £182 £155
90th Percentile £531 £550 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 51
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +1.39% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.59 £11.32
90th Percentile £44.50 £37.48 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +5.64% -

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Scotland

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Scotland

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Scotland

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 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 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -14 10 £125 -3.85% 1
Edinburgh +2 4 £115 -17.86%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (40.00%) ITSM
6 6 (40.00%) Android
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) Office 365
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) iPhone
9 3 (20.00%) FMCG
9 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (20.00%) Skype
9 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
9 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
9 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
9 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (20.00%) Blackberry

Windows 8
Co-occurring 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) FMCG
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (80.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (40.00%) Android
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITSM
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (20.00%) ERP
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Apple
3 2 (13.33%) Google
3 2 (13.33%) Mitel
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Sophos
4 1 (6.67%) Splunk
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec