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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 101 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.43% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.49% 1.85% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +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 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
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
516 595 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.73% 23.24% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 269 239
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +19 10 £400 -
Newbury +2 3 £450 -
Slough +1 1 - -
Maidenhead -4 1 £338 -
Bracknell - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Windows 7
3 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
4 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
6 17 (28.81%) MS Exchange
6 17 (28.81%) SCCM
7 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
8 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (18.64%) Terminal Services
10 11 (18.64%) LAN
11 10 (16.95%) DNS
11 10 (16.95%) Citrix
11 10 (16.95%) Firewall
11 10 (16.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (16.95%) WMI
11 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
12 9 (15.25%) Windows XP
13 8 (13.56%) DHCP
13 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
14 7 (11.86%) Office 365
14 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (11.86%) WAN
14 7 (11.86%) Web Development
15 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (10.17%) Degree
15 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2005

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (28.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.39%) CMS
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (30.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.86%) Office 365
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) LAN
2 10 (16.95%) DNS
2 10 (16.95%) Firewall
3 8 (13.56%) DHCP
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
5 6 (10.17%) Internet
6 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.08%) VPN
6 3 (5.08%) DMZ
7 2 (3.39%) SAN
7 2 (3.39%) Intranet
7 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.69%) Wireless
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.17%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.47%) MSI
3 3 (5.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (5.08%) InstallShield
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.39%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.39%) Marketing
1 2 (3.39%) Banking
1 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Support Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Escalation Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Support Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (6.78%) Support Technician
5 4 (6.78%) IT Support
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (5.08%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) HTML5
2 5 (8.47%) HTML
2 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.47%) WPF
3 4 (6.78%) Application Packaging
4 3 (5.08%) CSS3
4 3 (5.08%) CSS
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) Struts
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
5 2 (3.39%) Ajax
5 2 (3.39%) Spring
5 2 (3.39%) Sencha Touch
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) Struts2
6 1 (1.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
1 2 (3.39%) Digital Media
1 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.69%) Open Source
2 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Windows 7
3 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.25%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Phone
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (3.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (11.86%) Web Development
2 5 (8.47%) Migration
3 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (5.08%) High Availability
3 3 (5.08%) Service Management
3 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
4 2 (3.39%) Project Management
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL
4 2 (3.39%) OO
4 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.39%) Business Development
4 2 (3.39%) Content Management
4 2 (3.39%) Web Application Development
4 2 (3.39%) Android Development
4 2 (3.39%) iOS Development
4 2 (3.39%) Time Management
5 1 (1.69%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.69%) Dependency Management
5 1 (1.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.08%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
5 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.39%) MCTS
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) Terminal Services
3 10 (16.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (28.81%) SCCM
2 10 (16.95%) WMI
3 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.69%) SCOM
5 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Citrix
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) EMC
5 2 (3.39%) Symantec
5 2 (3.39%) AppSense
5 2 (3.39%) Sencha
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Apple