The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 104 110 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 27 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 0.37% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.62% 1.91% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Average daily rate £238 £500 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +284.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £245 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.34% +88.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
585 470 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.36% 19.18% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 189 210
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £34.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 19 £238 - 2
Slough - 2 £186 - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 13 (27.08%) Office 365
5 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 10 (20.83%) MS Office
8 9 (18.75%) HTML
8 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 9 (18.75%) HTML5
9 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (16.67%) Web Development
9 8 (16.67%) Blackberry
10 7 (14.58%) Terminal Services
10 7 (14.58%) OO
10 7 (14.58%) CSS
10 7 (14.58%) SOAP
10 7 (14.58%) Web Services
10 7 (14.58%) XML
10 7 (14.58%) Citrix
10 7 (14.58%) Eclipse
10 7 (14.58%) JSON
10 7 (14.58%) jQuery
10 7 (14.58%) Ajax
10 7 (14.58%) WMI
10 7 (14.58%) Subversion
10 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
10 7 (14.58%) Android
10 7 (14.58%) SCCM

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Office
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Office 365
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) LAN
1 6 (12.50%) WAN
1 6 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) VLAN
2 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Eclipse
1 7 (14.58%) Subversion
2 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) MSI
5 1 (2.08%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.08%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (8.33%) Publishing
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Consultant
3 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Applications Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Web Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Mobile Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Mobile Web Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Escalation Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Web Applications Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Customer Support Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 2 (4.17%) Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.17%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) HTML
1 9 (18.75%) HTML5
2 7 (14.58%) REST
2 7 (14.58%) CSS3
2 7 (14.58%) Sencha Touch
2 7 (14.58%) jQuery
2 7 (14.58%) CSS
2 7 (14.58%) SOAP
2 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 7 (14.58%) XML
2 7 (14.58%) Ajax
2 7 (14.58%) JSON
3 6 (12.50%) .NET
3 6 (12.50%) WPF
4 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.33%) Struts
5 4 (8.33%) Spring
5 4 (8.33%) Struts2
6 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.58%) Android
4 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
5 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Phone
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Web Development
2 7 (14.58%) OO
2 7 (14.58%) Android Development
2 7 (14.58%) iOS Development
3 4 (8.33%) Content Management
3 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.33%) Time Management
3 4 (8.33%) Web Application Development
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Business Development
5 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (4.17%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Terminal Services
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) WMI
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Citrix
2 7 (14.58%) Sencha
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) Dell
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) AppSense
5 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) McAfee
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