Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 170 185
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.09% 1.34% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 7
Scotland median daily rate £111 £110 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -35.29% +47.83%
10th Percentile £95 £76 £94
90th Percentile £130 £143 £228
UK median daily rate £188 £175 £190
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Scotland median hourly rate £12.88 £13.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.96% -24.64% +32.69%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.88 £15.08 £105.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +14.29%

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 1003 1045 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.15% 23.86% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 582 589
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £170
90th Percentile £550 £451 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 41
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.65% +1.32% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.55 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.48% +6.45%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -5 8 £110 -8.33%
Glasgow -3 6 £111 -1.74% 1
Aberdeen -6 3 - -
Dundee +9 2 - -
Fife - 2 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (28.57%) SCCM
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Office 365
8 4 (19.05%) BitLocker
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
8 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
9 3 (14.29%) Mitel
9 3 (14.29%) iPhone
9 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (14.29%) ITSM
9 3 (14.29%) Internet
9 3 (14.29%) WAN
9 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
10 2 (9.52%) Xerox

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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) IT Support
3 4 (19.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
1 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
1 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 3 (14.29%) iPhone
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCSA
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) BitLocker
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Mitel
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Xerox
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec