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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 115 106 131
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.70% 0.67% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 2.31% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 1
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£153 £175 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -49.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
762 694 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.62% 28.94% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 295 275
Average daily rate £325 £298 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 145 136
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £39.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 27 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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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 -4 6 £153 - 1
Essex -9 6 £100 -64.60% 2
Hertfordshire -11 3 £220 +33.33% 5
Norfolk - 3 £130 - 1
Suffolk -4 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -10 1 - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 33 (63.46%) Active Directory
4 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
5 22 (42.31%) MS Office
6 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (32.69%) TCP/IP
9 15 (28.85%) Windows XP
9 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
10 14 (26.92%) DHCP
10 14 (26.92%) DNS
11 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 10 (19.23%) Finance
12 10 (19.23%) LAN
13 9 (17.31%) WAN
13 9 (17.31%) ITIL
13 9 (17.31%) SCCM
14 8 (15.38%) Cisco
14 8 (15.38%) SAN
15 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (11.54%) iPhone
16 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
16 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
16 6 (11.54%) Firewall
16 6 (11.54%) McAfee
17 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
17 5 (9.62%) Workflow
17 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
17 5 (9.62%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.92%) CICS
5 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (42.31%) MS Office
2 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) TCP/IP
2 14 (26.92%) DHCP
2 14 (26.92%) DNS
3 10 (19.23%) LAN
4 9 (17.31%) WAN
5 8 (15.38%) SAN
6 6 (11.54%) Firewall
7 5 (9.62%) VPN
8 4 (7.69%) Broadband
9 3 (5.77%) Wireless
9 3 (5.77%) IPv6
9 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.92%) MPLS
11 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) MS Access
3 1 (1.92%) Ingres
3 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) IDMS
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) IT Support
5 5 (9.62%) Server Support
5 5 (9.62%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Network Support
6 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.92%) jQuery
2 1 (1.92%) WCF
2 1 (1.92%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) iPhone
1 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (28.85%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.62%) Android
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.85%) Linux
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Workflow
3 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.77%) Migration
4 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.85%) Coaching
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (1.92%) Service Management
6 1 (1.92%) Validation
6 1 (1.92%) MVC
6 1 (1.92%) ITSM
6 1 (1.92%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.92%) Data Management
6 1 (1.92%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.92%) Project Management
6 1 (1.92%) UML
6 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
1 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.77%) VBA
3 2 (3.85%) VB
3 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) XAML
4 1 (1.92%) VB6
4 1 (1.92%) VBScript
4 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCITP
4 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (63.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) SCCM
2 4 (7.69%) SCOM
2 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.77%) WSUS
3 3 (5.77%) SCVMM
3 3 (5.77%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) McAfee
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 4 (7.69%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Dell
5 4 (7.69%) Symantec
6 3 (5.77%) Avaya
6 3 (5.77%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.85%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.85%) Polycom
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) BT
8 1 (1.92%) AppSense
8 1 (1.92%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.92%) CA
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