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 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 107 122 99
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 23 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.49% 3.85% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 10
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£160 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £205 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.65% -17.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
659 702 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.76% 22.22% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 309 232
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £147 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 97 116
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
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 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 17 April 2015.

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
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 17 April 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 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
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £104 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 8 £220 +1.14% 3
Essex +8 2 - - 1
Suffolk +5 2 £400 - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
3 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
4 22 (59.46%) Windows 7
5 18 (48.65%) ITIL
6 16 (43.24%) Citrix
7 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
8 13 (35.14%) MS Office
8 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (27.03%) SLA
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco
10 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
10 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
10 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (24.32%) iPhone
10 9 (24.32%) VMware
11 8 (21.62%) SCCM
11 8 (21.62%) iPad
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
13 6 (16.22%) Apple
13 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
13 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (13.51%) Migration
14 5 (13.51%) Android
14 5 (13.51%) Mac OS X
14 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
14 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
15 4 (10.81%) Adobe
15 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 2 (5.41%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.70%) WebEx
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
1 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Support Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Desktop Support
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.70%) XML
1 1 (2.70%) ActiveX
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) iPhone
2 8 (21.62%) iPad
3 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.41%) VLE
6 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.70%) EPoS
6 1 (2.70%) NHS
6 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows 7
3 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (13.51%) Android
7 5 (13.51%) Mac OS X
8 3 (8.11%) Linux
8 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.70%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Change Management
4 4 (10.81%) Coaching
5 3 (8.11%) CAD
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITSM
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) MVC
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) Validation
7 1 (2.70%) MVVM
7 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) MCP
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) CCNA
2 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Terminal Server
2 3 (8.11%) XenApp
2 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.41%) XenServer
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) DameWare
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Citrix
3 10 (27.03%) Cisco
4 9 (24.32%) VMware
5 6 (16.22%) Apple
6 4 (10.81%) Adobe
7 3 (8.11%) Mapinfo
7 3 (8.11%) Remedy
7 3 (8.11%) Sophos
7 3 (8.11%) Wyse
7 3 (8.11%) Google
7 3 (8.11%) LANDesk
7 3 (8.11%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.41%) Kerio
8 2 (5.41%) McAfee
8 2 (5.41%) Symantec
8 2 (5.41%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) BMC
9 1 (2.70%) CA
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