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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 118 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 32 24 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.99% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.02% 3.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +16.07%
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 £14.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
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
796 601 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.02% 24.75% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 243 367
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £169 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 137
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 9 - - 2
Hertfordshire -18 7 £173 -4.16% 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £413 -
Essex +4 5 £358 - 3
Norfolk - 4 £315 - 1
Suffolk -23 1 £350 +55.55%
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (62.30%) Windows 7
3 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
4 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
5 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (42.62%) MS Exchange
7 24 (39.34%) TCP/IP
8 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (31.15%) DNS
10 18 (29.51%) MS Office
11 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
12 15 (24.59%) SCCM
13 14 (22.95%) DHCP
14 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
15 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
17 7 (11.48%) Firewall
17 7 (11.48%) Backup Exec
17 7 (11.48%) SAN
17 7 (11.48%) Symantec
18 6 (9.84%) Finance
18 6 (9.84%) Migration
18 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
18 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
18 6 (9.84%) Office 365
19 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
19 5 (8.20%) iPhone
19 5 (8.20%) McAfee
19 5 (8.20%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (42.62%) 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%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) CICS
6 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Office
2 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) TCP/IP
2 19 (31.15%) DNS
3 14 (22.95%) DHCP
4 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 7 (11.48%) SAN
5 5 (8.20%) LAN
5 5 (8.20%) WAN
6 3 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.92%) Wireless
6 3 (4.92%) IPv6
6 3 (4.92%) Broadband
7 2 (3.28%) VPN
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) IDMS
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) Ingres
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 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Support Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (16.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Support Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Server Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) IT Support
8 5 (8.20%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Technical Support
8 5 (8.20%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Architect
8 5 (8.20%) Server Support
9 4 (6.56%) Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Network Support
9 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (6.56%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Windows 8 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) CSS3
1 3 (4.92%) HTML5
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
1 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) WinRT
3 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) WCF
3 1 (1.64%) XMPP
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) iPhone
1 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) HP StorageWorks
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (62.30%) Windows 7
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
6 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.92%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.64%) AIX
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
8 1 (1.64%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.84%) Migration
1 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (6.56%) Workflow
2 4 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.92%) ITIL
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.64%) Master Data Management
5 1 (1.64%) Data Governance
5 1 (1.64%) MVVM
5 1 (1.64%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (1.64%) Data Architecture
5 1 (1.64%) MVC
5 1 (1.64%) Data Management
5 1 (1.64%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.64%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.56%) VBScript
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.92%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) XAML
6 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) MCSE
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) MCSD
System Software
1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
5 1 (1.64%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 7 (11.48%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.92%) SCOrch
3 3 (4.92%) SCOM
3 3 (4.92%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.28%) WSUS
5 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Symantec
3 5 (8.20%) McAfee
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) Becrypt
5 3 (4.92%) LANDesk
5 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 2 (3.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.64%) AppSense
7 1 (1.64%) HP
7 1 (1.64%) EMC
7 1 (1.64%) IBM