The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 101 107 114
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.04% 0.75% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.69% 2.98% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 10
Average daily rate £153 £220 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% -41.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £220 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £220 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
533 637 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.08% 25.23% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 302 307
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 124 110
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £113 - 2
Essex -3 7 £115 - 2
Hertfordshire +7 6 £185 -15.90% 4
Norfolk -9 3 £120 -
Bedfordshire +9 1 - -
Suffolk +4 1 £200 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (82.46%) Windows 7
3 41 (71.93%) Active Directory
4 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
5 27 (47.37%) MS Office
6 24 (42.11%) Citrix
7 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 15 (26.32%) Windows XP
9 13 (22.81%) SCCM
10 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
12 10 (17.54%) ITIL
13 9 (15.79%) Finance
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
15 7 (12.28%) Office 365
15 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (12.28%) MCSE
15 7 (12.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
16 6 (10.53%) MSI
16 6 (10.53%) SLA
16 6 (10.53%) Cisco
16 6 (10.53%) iPhone
17 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
17 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (7.02%) Apple
18 4 (7.02%) DHCP
18 4 (7.02%) VPN
18 4 (7.02%) DNS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) Lync
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (47.37%) MS Office
2 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) DHCP
1 4 (7.02%) DNS
1 4 (7.02%) VPN
2 3 (5.26%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) MPLS
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.75%) Skype
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MSI
2 2 (3.51%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Desktop Support
3 14 (24.56%) Support Analyst
4 13 (22.81%) Help Desk Support
5 11 (19.30%) Help Desk Analyst
5 11 (19.30%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Active Directory Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Active Directory Support
6 10 (17.54%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Citrix Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Citrix Support
6 10 (17.54%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Windows Support Analyst
7 8 (14.04%) Service Analyst
7 8 (14.04%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (12.28%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) IT Support
10 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.53%) iPhone
3 4 (7.02%) iPad
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (82.46%) Windows 7
3 15 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 4 (7.02%) Migration
4 3 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.51%) Application Discovery
5 2 (3.51%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (3.51%) Defect Management
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.51%) Service Management
5 2 (3.51%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.51%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.51%) Workflow
6 1 (1.75%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.75%) Functional Testing
6 1 (1.75%) Information Security
6 1 (1.75%) ITSM
6 1 (1.75%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) MCSE
3 4 (7.02%) MCDST
3 4 (7.02%) MCITP
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) ISEB
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) AppDNA
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
3 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.11%) Citrix
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) Apple
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
5 3 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe
7 1 (1.75%) Altiris
7 1 (1.75%) Avaya
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) Symantec