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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 80 92 82
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.95% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.05% 0.83% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-35.55% -
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
370 362 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.39% 22.01% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 180 130
Average daily rate £325 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £80 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 88
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -39.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
Nottinghamshire +16 8 £330 +10.00% 1
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £330 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £95 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (30.43%) SCCM
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Citrix
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
6 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) WinForms
7 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) MS Office
8 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 3 (13.04%) VoIP
8 3 (13.04%) WPF
8 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) XenApp
8 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
8 3 (13.04%) Office 365
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.04%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Wintel Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) WPF Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Deployment Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) WinForms Developer
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Assistant
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) WinForms
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Project Management
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) OOP
3 1 (4.35%) OO
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) XenApp
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Telerik