The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 111 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.66% 0.74% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.46% 3.44% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
Windows 8
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
549 610 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.09% 21.62% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 281 175
Average daily rate £370 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 12 £400 +60.80% 3
Bracknell +7 4 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £155 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows 7
3 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
4 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (30.30%) Citrix
5 10 (30.30%) SCCM
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 9 (27.27%) MS Office
6 9 (27.27%) Migration
7 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (18.18%) VMware
8 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
9 5 (15.15%) Service Management
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
10 4 (12.12%) Symantec
10 4 (12.12%) MCTS
10 4 (12.12%) MCITP
10 4 (12.12%) Degree
11 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
11 3 (9.09%) Firewall
11 3 (9.09%) VBScript
11 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.12%) Support Technician
4 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Field Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Technician
7 1 (3.03%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Channel Marketing Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.03%) iPhone
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows 7
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
1 9 (27.27%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.03%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (3.03%) Coaching
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Test Management
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) VBScript
3 2 (6.06%) VB
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) MCTS
2 4 (12.12%) MCITP
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) VCP4
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Symantec
5 3 (9.09%) Becrypt
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Google