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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 116 112 113
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.46% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.14% 1.80% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
515 668 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.58% 25.84% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 311 181
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 54 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.20 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +12 4 £300 +25.00% 4
Newbury - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Windows 7
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
4 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
5 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (34.48%) MS Office
7 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
8 8 (27.59%) LAN
8 8 (27.59%) WAN
8 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
8 8 (27.59%) VMware
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (24.14%) Internet
9 7 (24.14%) Citrix
9 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (20.69%) Symantec
10 6 (20.69%) Firewall
10 6 (20.69%) DV Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (17.24%) Cisco
12 4 (13.79%) Service Management
12 4 (13.79%) DNS
12 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
13 3 (10.34%) SCCM
13 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (10.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (10.34%) ITIL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 10 (34.48%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) LAN
1 8 (27.59%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) Internet
3 6 (20.69%) Firewall
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
5 2 (6.90%) Intranet
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Technician
2 7 (24.14%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) IT Support Technician
2 7 (24.14%) IT Support
3 5 (17.24%) Desktop Technician
3 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Technician
5 2 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8 Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
1 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) PKI
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Service Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Test Management
4 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) DV Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
1 3 (10.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
4 6 (20.69%) Symantec
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) AppSense
6 2 (6.90%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
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