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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 101 120 110
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.87% 0.30% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.94% 1.57% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate £283 £413 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.51% +73.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £365 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £443 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £154 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -48.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £13.00 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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
445 510 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.58% 18.98% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 258 268
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 10 £175 -58.82% 1
Wokingham - 3 - - 2
Bracknell - 2 £135 -
Maidenhead - 2 £438 -
Slough - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £365 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows 7
3 27 (62.79%) Active Directory
4 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
5 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (30.23%) MS Office
6 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
7 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
8 11 (25.58%) Windows Server
9 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
10 9 (20.93%) Firewall
11 8 (18.60%) Migration
11 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
12 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (16.28%) VMware
12 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
13 6 (13.95%) SLA
13 6 (13.95%) DHCP
13 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.95%) Citrix
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL
14 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (11.63%) SCCM
14 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
15 4 (9.30%) Marketing
15 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
15 4 (9.30%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
1 13 (30.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Google Apps
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 8 (18.60%) DNS
3 6 (13.95%) DHCP
3 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.30%) Wireless
5 3 (6.98%) Skype
6 2 (4.65%) LAN
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.33%) VLAN
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
7 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) DB2
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) 2nd Line Support
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Desktop Support
3 8 (18.60%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Database Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Support
7 2 (4.65%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (2.33%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows 7
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
5 11 (25.58%) Windows Server
6 10 (23.26%) Windows 10
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
7 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (9.30%) Android
8 4 (9.30%) Linux
9 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.33%) CentOS
10 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Migration
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 4 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
3 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.98%) Change Management
4 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.98%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C
1 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) VBScript
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) CCNA
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.98%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.65%) XenApp
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Becrypt
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) Remedy
5 3 (6.98%) EMC
5 3 (6.98%) Juniper
6 2 (4.65%) Google
7 1 (2.33%) AppSense
7 1 (2.33%) CA
7 1 (2.33%) Lotus
7 1 (2.33%) ProCurve