The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 72 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 0.27% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£278 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-34.09% -
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
252 244 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.67% 22.36% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 106 104
Average daily rate £325 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £146 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £44.99 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Buckinghamshire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Buckinghamshire region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
Milton Keynes +8 3 - -
Bletchley - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Vista
3 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 6 (31.58%) Application Packaging
5 4 (21.05%) MSI
6 3 (15.79%) InstallShield
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) SCCM
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.53%) Kaseya
7 2 (10.53%) Network Security
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) MCP
7 2 (10.53%) MCSE
7 2 (10.53%) MCSA
7 2 (10.53%) SMS
7 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.53%) MCDST
7 2 (10.53%) MCTS
7 2 (10.53%) MCITP
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MSI
2 3 (15.79%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Applications Packager
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) PC Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) PC Support
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Vista
3 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) MCSA
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCDST
1 2 (10.53%) MCTS
1 2 (10.53%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Kaseya
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