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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 76 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.21% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.19% 1.75% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Average daily rate
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£239 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £205 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.65% -17.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.17% -10.41%
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
405 342 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.33% 21.42% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 142 103
Average daily rate £330 £238 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.94% -19.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £70 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £72.50 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
Leicestershire +13 6 £263 +17.97% 2
Nottinghamshire -10 5 £160 +28.00% 6
Northamptonshire - 3 £675 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £178 - 3
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Windows 7
3 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (35.48%) MS Office
7 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
7 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
8 8 (25.81%) SCCM
9 7 (22.58%) Lync
10 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (16.13%) Office 365
11 5 (16.13%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) VMware
12 4 (12.90%) Internet
12 4 (12.90%) ADSL
12 4 (12.90%) SQL
12 4 (12.90%) Cisco
12 4 (12.90%) EMC
12 4 (12.90%) Broadband
12 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
13 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
13 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
13 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
13 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (9.68%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) Lync
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.45%) IIS
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.23%) Apache
6 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Broadband
1 4 (12.90%) ADSL
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
1 7 (22.58%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (6.45%) IT Assistant
4 2 (6.45%) IT Support
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Support Assistant
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.23%) Junior
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) EDI
1 1 (3.23%) Qt
1 1 (3.23%) RESTful
1 1 (3.23%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) EPoS
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Windows 7
3 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
2 2 (6.45%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (6.45%) Change Management
2 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) EMC
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee