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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 110 88 111
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 38 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.41% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 6.63% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 1
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£350 £338 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -44.09%
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
579 573 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.74% 21.28% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 280 202
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -11 12 £375 +50.75% 4
Bracknell 0 4 - -
Slough -2 1 £150 +11.11%
Windsor - 1 £155 - 1
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
6 10 (37.04%) SCCM
6 10 (37.04%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (33.33%) Migration
8 8 (29.63%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) MCITP
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (18.52%) ITIL
11 5 (18.52%) MS Office
11 5 (18.52%) Service Management
11 5 (18.52%) Degree
11 5 (18.52%) XenApp
11 5 (18.52%) MCTS
12 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
12 4 (14.81%) C#
12 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Phone
13 3 (11.11%) Becrypt
13 3 (11.11%) BitLocker
13 3 (11.11%) DNS
13 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
13 3 (11.11%) VBScript

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Field Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Channel Marketing Manager
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Phone
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) Coaching
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.81%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) MCITP
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) MCTS
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) BitLocker
3 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Becrypt
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Google
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