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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 109 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 1.01% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.07% 3.99% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 3
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£220 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
618 652 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.48% 25.41% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 313 249
Average daily rate £350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 105
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £104 -72.98% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £220 - 4
Essex +13 4 - -
Suffolk -11 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
4 24 (63.16%) Windows 7
5 17 (44.74%) ITIL
6 15 (39.47%) MS Office
7 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
8 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
9 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
9 11 (28.95%) Cisco
9 11 (28.95%) Citrix
10 9 (23.68%) SLA
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (21.05%) iPhone
12 7 (18.42%) VPN
12 7 (18.42%) VMware
13 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
13 6 (15.79%) SCCM
13 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
13 6 (15.79%) iPad
13 6 (15.79%) Android
14 5 (13.16%) MobileIron
14 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
14 5 (13.16%) LAN
15 4 (10.53%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) Lync
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) MS Office
2 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Summit
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) VPN
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
4 4 (10.53%) WAN
4 4 (10.53%) DHCP
4 4 (10.53%) DNS
5 3 (7.89%) Firewall
5 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (5.26%) Internet
7 1 (2.63%) MPLS
7 1 (2.63%) SAN
7 1 (2.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Support Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support
5 6 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) IT Support
9 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.63%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) XML
1 1 (2.63%) ActiveX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) iPhone
2 6 (15.79%) iPad
2 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Handset
5 1 (2.63%) VLE
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (15.79%) Android
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (7.89%) Linux
9 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.53%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Coaching
3 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) CAD
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) ITSM
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.63%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
1 3 (7.89%) VBA
1 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.53%) MCP
2 4 (10.53%) MCSE
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Terminal Server
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
2 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Cisco
2 11 (28.95%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) MobileIron
5 4 (10.53%) Adobe
5 4 (10.53%) Apple
5 4 (10.53%) Dell
5 4 (10.53%) Sophos
6 3 (7.89%) Mapinfo
6 3 (7.89%) Symantec
6 3 (7.89%) Remedy
6 3 (7.89%) McAfee
6 3 (7.89%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Google
6 3 (7.89%) Wyse
7 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.26%) Polycom
7 2 (5.26%) Kerio
8 1 (2.63%) Spiceworks
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