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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 125 112
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 0.23% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.74% 1.03% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Median daily rate £105 £96 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.71% -52.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £96 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £96 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.32 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.25% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

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 401 582 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 22.84% 22.44% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 326 319
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 26
Median hourly rate £16.68 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.25% -44.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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
Dundee - 4 £105 -
Highlands - 4 £105 -
Edinburgh +20 2 £110 -
Fife - 1 £100 -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) MS Office
3 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
7 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (15.79%) Office 365
8 3 (15.79%) SCCM
8 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
8 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) VMware
9 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
9 2 (10.53%) Mitel
9 2 (10.53%) Google
9 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
9 2 (10.53%) Intel
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (10.53%) Symantec
9 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
9 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (10.53%) Xerox
9 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
9 2 (10.53%) G Suite
9 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (10.53%) PowerShell

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 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (73.68%) MS Office
2 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) IT Technician
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) IT Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Chat Support
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Google
3 2 (10.53%) Intel
3 2 (10.53%) Mitel
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
3 2 (10.53%) Xerox