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 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 71 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.20% 0.39% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.64% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £130 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
266 236 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.31% 23.18% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 97 41
Average daily rate £275 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.64% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £37.40
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 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 20 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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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
Milton Keynes 0 14 £145 +11.53% 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 3
Marlow - - - - 1
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows 7
3 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Vista
5 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (50.00%) ITIL
5 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (45.45%) MCP
6 10 (45.45%) MCSE
6 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
6 10 (45.45%) OVSD
7 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 6 (27.27%) Service Management
10 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
10 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix
10 5 (22.73%) UNIX
10 5 (22.73%) SQL
10 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (18.18%) MS Office
11 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
11 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
12 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
13 2 (9.09%) SLA
13 2 (9.09%) SCCM
13 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
1 1 (4.55%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (40.91%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 6 (27.27%) Service Analyst
4 6 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) PC Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) PC Support
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows 7
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Vista
5 5 (22.73%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Service Management
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) MCP
3 10 (45.45%) MCSE
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
1 10 (45.45%) OVSD
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
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