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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 102 118 136
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.31% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 1.36% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -
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
527 590 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.55% 23.12% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 268 219
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 29
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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 +17 12 £475 - 3
Newbury - 3 £450 -
Maidenhead -2 1 £338 -
Slough - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 2
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Windows 7
3 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
4 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
5 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
6 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
6 16 (28.07%) SCCM
7 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (21.05%) Citrix
10 12 (21.05%) LAN
11 11 (19.30%) Terminal Services
11 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
11 11 (19.30%) Firewall
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (17.54%) WMI
13 9 (15.79%) DNS
13 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
14 8 (14.04%) WAN
14 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
15 7 (12.28%) Office 365
15 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (12.28%) Internet
15 7 (12.28%) DHCP
16 6 (10.53%) .NET
16 6 (10.53%) MS Office
16 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.28%) Office 365
3 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) LAN
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
3 9 (15.79%) DNS
4 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 7 (12.28%) DHCP
5 7 (12.28%) Internet
6 3 (5.26%) VPN
6 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.26%) DMZ
7 2 (3.51%) Intranet
7 2 (3.51%) SAN
7 2 (3.51%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.75%) Wireless
8 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.77%) MSI
2 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.51%) Marketing
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Support Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Windows Support Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Escalation Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Desktop Technician
3 5 (8.77%) IT Support
3 5 (8.77%) Consultant
3 5 (8.77%) Support Technician
3 5 (8.77%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Account Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.77%) WPF
3 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) CSS3
5 1 (1.75%) WCF
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Windows 7
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (8.77%) Migration
2 5 (8.77%) Web Development
3 3 (5.26%) Service Management
3 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
3 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
3 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 3 (5.26%) High Availability
4 2 (3.51%) Coaching
4 2 (3.51%) Project Management
4 2 (3.51%) ITIL
4 2 (3.51%) Business Development
5 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.75%) CRM
5 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.75%) Machine Learning
5 1 (1.75%) Dependency Management
5 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) MCTS
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.30%) Terminal Services
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) SCCM
2 10 (17.54%) WMI
3 3 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) Citrix
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
4 5 (8.77%) VMware
5 4 (7.02%) Symantec
6 3 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) EMC
7 2 (3.51%) AppSense
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) McAfee
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
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