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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 91 92 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.40% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.70% 6.40% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 1
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£200 £331 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% -22.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.39% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -39.13%
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
468 531 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.52% 21.81% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 234 243
Average daily rate £398 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.80 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 July 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 -10 11 £375 +25.00% 4
Bracknell -2 2 £168 -48.46% 1
Slough +5 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £310 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
6 12 (28.57%) MS Office
7 11 (26.19%) Windows XP
8 10 (23.81%) SCCM
9 9 (21.43%) Citrix
9 9 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (19.05%) Migration
11 6 (14.29%) ITIL
11 6 (14.29%) MCITP
11 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (11.90%) VMware
12 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
12 5 (11.90%) XenApp
13 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (9.52%) Patch Management
13 4 (9.52%) Service Management
13 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (9.52%) DNS
13 4 (9.52%) Linux
13 4 (9.52%) MCSE
13 4 (9.52%) MCTS
13 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (9.52%) Degree
13 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
14 3 (7.14%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (28.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 3 (7.14%) LTE
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Field Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Technician
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.38%) iPhone
2 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) Windows XP
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.14%) Android
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
2 8 (19.05%) Migration
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Patch Management
5 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) ITSM
7 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.38%) TDD
7 1 (2.38%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C#
1 3 (7.14%) Java
1 3 (7.14%) VBScript
1 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) VB
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) XAML
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCITP
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) MCSE
3 4 (9.52%) MCTS
4 2 (4.76%) MCP
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.14%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Becrypt
5 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) QNAP
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya
6 1 (2.38%) HP
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