The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 80 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.06% 1.08% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.52% 4.56% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Average daily rate £180 £239 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.60% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £153 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £675 £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £208 £220
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +111.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
Windows 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
308 417 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.26% 23.79% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 203 128
Average daily rate £338 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 71
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Derbyshire +15 9 £110 -38.02%
Leicestershire +1 4 £181 -31.23%
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £180 +12.50%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
3 18 (54.55%) Windows XP
4 17 (51.52%) MS Office
4 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
5 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
5 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
5 16 (48.48%) Windows 10
6 14 (42.42%) Apple iOS
6 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
6 14 (42.42%) Citrix
7 13 (39.39%) HP
7 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
7 13 (39.39%) VBScript
7 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (36.36%) XenDesktop
8 12 (36.36%) IBM Notes
8 12 (36.36%) VPN
8 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (36.36%) Lotus
8 12 (36.36%) Blackberry
8 12 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 9 (27.27%) Finance
11 8 (24.24%) SCCM
11 8 (24.24%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
3 12 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (36.36%) IBM Notes
3 12 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (51.52%) MS Office
2 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) VPN
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) IPv4
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) PBX
5 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) IT Support
3 8 (24.24%) IT Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) IT Support Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Service Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Support Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
5 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (3.03%) Support Technician
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Blackberry
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows XP
3 16 (48.48%) Windows 10
3 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
4 14 (42.42%) Apple iOS
5 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 5 (15.15%) Linux
9 4 (12.12%) Unix
10 3 (9.09%) Android
11 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (12.12%) Server Building
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.03%) Logistics
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.03%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
2 13 (39.39%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Citrix
3 13 (39.39%) HP
4 12 (36.36%) Lotus
5 4 (12.12%) AppSense
5 4 (12.12%) Lumension
5 4 (12.12%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Sun