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 3 months to 22 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 142 116
Rank change year-on-year +36 -26  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 0.31% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 1.13% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Median daily rate £108 £100 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £88 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £128 £161
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £191 £184
% change year-on-year -21.25% +3.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -25.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.00 £28.10
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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 502 795 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.19% 27.05% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 406 280
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £230 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 44
Median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Edinburgh +12 4 £101 -15.62% 1
Glasgow +12 3 £108 +12.80%
Aberdeen -3 2 - -
Dundee +6 1 £120 +45.45%
Fife - 1 £115 -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
8 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
8 4 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (18.18%) BitLocker
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.64%) SCCM
9 3 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.64%) Mitel
9 3 (13.64%) Office 365
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (9.09%) HP
10 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
10 2 (9.09%) LAN
10 2 (9.09%) ITIL
10 2 (9.09%) ITSM
10 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
10 2 (9.09%) Incident Management

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 4 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) IT Technician
3 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
4 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) IT Support
7 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCSA
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) BitLocker
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Mitel
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Xerox