Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 164 182
Rank change year-on-year -19 +18 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 1.56% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
Scotland median daily rate £170 £110 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +4.76% -39.13%
10th Percentile £111 £94 £77
90th Percentile £311 £130 £143
UK median daily rate £170 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £12.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.73% +2.08% -35.14%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.32 £11.00
90th Percentile £18.74 £14.95 £13.00
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% -

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 1,057 1,027 1,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.61% 21.37% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 501 670
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.94%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £175
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 42
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -56.94% +92.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £13.39
90th Percentile £43.38 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -3 7 £128 +25.93%
Glasgow -18 6 £138 +23.60% 3
Renfrewshire - 3 £203 -
Aberdeen +10 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £230 -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (95.45%) Windows 7
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) Windows 10
5 12 (54.55%) SCCM
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (36.36%) VMware
7 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
8 6 (27.27%) Thin Client
8 6 (27.27%) DHCP
8 6 (27.27%) DNS
8 6 (27.27%) Citrix
8 6 (27.27%) Android
8 6 (27.27%) iPhone
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (27.27%) Office 365
8 6 (27.27%) Fat Client
9 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
9 5 (22.73%) XenApp
9 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (22.73%) ThinPrint
9 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
9 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (22.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DHCP
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) 3G
2 5 (22.73%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Desktop Support
3 7 (31.82%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Deskside Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Deskside Support
7 2 (9.09%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) IT Support
7 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Fat Client
1 6 (27.27%) iPhone
1 6 (27.27%) Thin Client
2 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Windows 7
3 14 (63.64%) Windows 10
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (27.27%) Android
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (13.64%) Mac OS X
8 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
1 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITSM
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
5 4 (18.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
4 5 (22.73%) ThinPrint
5 4 (18.18%) Mitel
6 3 (13.64%) Apple
7 1 (4.55%) Google
7 1 (4.55%) HP