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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 91 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.22% 0.59% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.98% 2.82% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£245 £278 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +21.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £376 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.20 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -39.13%
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
307 248 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.44% 20.81% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 104 110
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £16.68 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 4 September 2015. 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 £245 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Rackspace
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) WSUS
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Veeam
5 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) SSL
6 1 (14.29%) OpenView
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (14.29%) EPoS
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 1 (14.29%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) UAG
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) OpenView
3 1 (14.29%) OVSD
3 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Veeam
2 2 (28.57%) Rackspace
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Apple