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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 112 122 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.28% 0.036%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.65% 1.07% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
529 657 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.42% 26.32% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 315 192
Average daily rate £325 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 60 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +14 7 £550 +129.16% 3
Newbury - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (78.13%) Windows 7
3 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 11 (34.38%) MS Office
7 10 (31.25%) LAN
7 10 (31.25%) WAN
7 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.00%) Internet
8 8 (25.00%) Firewall
8 8 (25.00%) VMware
8 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.88%) Citrix
10 6 (18.75%) Symantec
10 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco
12 4 (12.50%) DNS
13 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
13 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
13 3 (9.38%) MCSA
13 3 (9.38%) Service Management
13 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
13 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 12 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (34.38%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) LAN
1 10 (31.25%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 8 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) Intranet
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Support Technician
2 8 (25.00%) IT Support
2 8 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
3 7 (21.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Desktop Technician
5 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 8 Developer
7 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Technician
7 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
1 1 (3.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) PKI
1 1 (3.13%) Open Source
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (78.13%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) Service Management
2 2 (6.25%) Project Management
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.13%) Test Management
3 1 (3.13%) Dependency Management
3 1 (3.13%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSA
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) MCTS
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) Symantec
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) AppSense
6 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint