Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 137 191
Rank change year-on-year -16 +54 -39
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 47 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 0.59% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.42% 2.46% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 9
Scotland median daily rate £208 £105 £96
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.62% +9.72% -16.78%
10th Percentile £113 £100 £90
90th Percentile £248 £122 £103
UK median daily rate £183 £160 £200
% change year-on-year +14.06% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £11.32 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -29.25% -1.23%
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +3.13%

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 1,064 854 1,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.58% 23.82% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 435 715
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +10.11%
10th Percentile £163 £141 £184
90th Percentile £500 £475 £479
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -54.67% +33.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £14.13
90th Percentile £24.80 £52.17 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -14 18 £160 +45.45% 1
Renfrewshire - 14 £210 -
Glasgow -20 10 £200 +77.78% 2
West Lothian - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (93.62%) Active Directory
3 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
3 40 (85.11%) Windows 7
4 30 (63.83%) SCCM
5 29 (61.70%) Windows 10
6 23 (48.94%) Citrix
7 22 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (46.81%) VMware
7 22 (46.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (44.68%) XenApp
9 20 (42.55%) ThinPrint
9 20 (42.55%) SC Cleared
9 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
9 20 (42.55%) Ivanti
9 20 (42.55%) DHCP
9 20 (42.55%) DNS
10 19 (40.43%) Thin Client
10 19 (40.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 19 (40.43%) 3G
10 19 (40.43%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (40.43%) Fat Client
10 19 (40.43%) Software Delivery
10 19 (40.43%) Windows Server
11 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (27.66%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (25.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (21.28%) 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 6 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (42.55%) DHCP
1 20 (42.55%) DNS
2 19 (40.43%) 3G
2 19 (40.43%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) Skype
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Support Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (23.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Desktop Support
4 10 (21.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Service Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) IT Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Migration Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Deskside Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Deskside Support Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) IT Support
10 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
10 2 (4.26%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Fat Client
1 19 (40.43%) Thin Client
2 9 (19.15%) iPhone
3 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
3 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) iPad
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (85.11%) Windows 7
3 29 (61.70%) Windows 10
4 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (40.43%) Windows Server
6 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (19.15%) Android
8 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Software Delivery
2 10 (21.28%) Incident Management
3 9 (19.15%) ITIL
3 9 (19.15%) ITSM
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.38%) People Management
6 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) SC Cleared
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (14.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (93.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (46.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 22 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (44.68%) XenApp
4 6 (12.77%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (63.83%) SCCM
2 19 (40.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (48.94%) Citrix
3 22 (46.81%) VMware
4 20 (42.55%) Ivanti
4 20 (42.55%) ThinPrint
5 6 (12.77%) Mitel
6 4 (8.51%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy