The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Buckinghamshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 85 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.12% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.06% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £215 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £248 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.17% +90.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
282 167 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.19% 19.62% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 65 120
Average daily rate £275 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 51
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £27.50 £17.40
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 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
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 16 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
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Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -15 2 £215 +79.16%
Beaconsfield - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
6 1 (11.11%) Nokia
6 1 (11.11%) Apple
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Intranet

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) French Language
1 1 (11.11%) German Language
1 1 (11.11%) Italian Language
1 1 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Developer
1 1 (11.11%) Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Programmer
1 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (11.11%) Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
1 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
1 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
1 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
1 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (11.11%) WMI
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Compaq