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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 96 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 0.37% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.82% 1.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 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 £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
519 574 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.72% 23.47% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 255 230
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 40
Average hourly rate £17.29 £18.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +24 20 £400 -
Bracknell +4 1 £325 - 2
Slough +2 1 - - 2
Newbury -3 1 £450 - 3
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.00%) SCCM
4 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
7 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (18.33%) Terminal Services
8 11 (18.33%) Citrix
8 11 (18.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (16.67%) WMI
9 10 (16.67%) DNS
10 9 (15.00%) Windows XP
10 9 (15.00%) LAN
10 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (13.33%) Office 365
11 8 (13.33%) DHCP
11 8 (13.33%) Firewall
12 7 (11.67%) Web Development
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (10.00%) HTML5
13 6 (10.00%) MS Office
13 6 (10.00%) HTML
13 6 (10.00%) JavaScript

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.33%) CMS
6 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.33%) Office 365
3 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 9 (15.00%) LAN
3 8 (13.33%) DHCP
3 8 (13.33%) Firewall
4 6 (10.00%) WAN
5 4 (6.67%) Internet
6 3 (5.00%) VPN
6 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.00%) DMZ
7 2 (3.33%) SAN
7 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.67%) Wireless
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MSI
2 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.67%) Subversion
4 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (5.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.67%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.33%) Publishing
1 2 (3.33%) Banking
1 2 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Escalation Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Mobile Web Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (5.00%) IT Support
6 3 (5.00%) Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Support Technician
6 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (5.00%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) HTML
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
1 6 (10.00%) HTML5
2 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 5 (8.33%) WPF
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (6.67%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) Ajax
3 4 (6.67%) JSON
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) SOAP
3 4 (6.67%) jQuery
3 4 (6.67%) REST
3 4 (6.67%) CSS3
3 4 (6.67%) Sencha Touch
4 2 (3.33%) Struts2
4 2 (3.33%) Struts
4 2 (3.33%) Spring
5 1 (1.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.67%) Android
6 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Phone
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) Web Development
1 7 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (8.33%) Migration
3 4 (6.67%) OO
3 4 (6.67%) Android Development
3 4 (6.67%) iOS Development
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL
4 3 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (3.33%) Web Application Development
5 2 (3.33%) Time Management
5 2 (3.33%) Business Development
5 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
5 2 (3.33%) Content Management
6 1 (1.67%) CRM
6 1 (1.67%) Project Management
6 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.00%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.33%) VBScript
4 2 (3.33%) VB
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCTS
5 1 (1.67%) MCITP
5 1 (1.67%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.33%) Terminal Services
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) XenApp
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (30.00%) SCCM
2 10 (16.67%) WMI
3 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Citrix
3 4 (6.67%) HP
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco
3 4 (6.67%) Sencha
4 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 3 (5.00%) AppSense
5 2 (3.33%) Apple
5 2 (3.33%) Symantec
5 2 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) Fujitsu
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