The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 115 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 31 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.02% 0.79% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 3.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-31.64% -
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
798 615 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.30% 25.73% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 234 360
Average daily rate £295 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 117 141
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.47 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Hertfordshire 0 9 £230 +27.77% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 6 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 6 £375 -
Essex +4 5 £190 +16.92% 1
Norfolk - 4 £315 - 1
Suffolk -27 1 £350 +55.55%
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows 7
3 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
4 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
5 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (37.70%) MS Exchange
7 18 (29.51%) SCCM
8 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
9 16 (26.23%) DNS
10 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
12 12 (19.67%) MS Office
13 11 (18.03%) DHCP
14 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
14 10 (16.39%) Migration
15 8 (13.11%) Firewall
15 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
16 7 (11.48%) VBScript
16 7 (11.48%) Customer Engagement
17 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
17 6 (9.84%) Cisco
17 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
17 6 (9.84%) Office 365
17 6 (9.84%) Becrypt
17 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
18 5 (8.20%) iPhone
18 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
18 5 (8.20%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (37.70%) MS Exchange
2 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
1 16 (26.23%) DNS
2 11 (18.03%) DHCP
3 8 (13.11%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) SAN
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.64%) IPv6
7 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) MSI
3 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Support Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) 3rd Line Support
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 8 Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Network Support
8 3 (4.92%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
1 3 (4.92%) CSS
1 3 (4.92%) HTML5
1 3 (4.92%) CSS3
2 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) WCF
3 1 (1.64%) WinRT
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.20%) iPhone
3 3 (4.92%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows 7
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.92%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Migration
2 7 (11.48%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.20%) ITIL
5 4 (6.56%) Workflow
6 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.64%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.64%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (1.64%) MVVM
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.48%) VBScript
3 4 (6.56%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) VB
5 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) XAML
6 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) A+ Certification
1 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) MCSE
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCITP
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
System Software
1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) XenApp
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco
2 6 (9.84%) Becrypt
3 5 (8.20%) LANDesk
3 5 (8.20%) Symantec
3 5 (8.20%) McAfee
4 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle
5 2 (3.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) AppSense
6 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Dell
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