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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 108 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.84% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.55% 2.67% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate
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£160 £223 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% -9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £123 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £368 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-25.55% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 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 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
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
620 637 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.81% 22.34% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 296 239
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 90 118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 27 March 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 March 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 +11 11 £104 - 4
Hertfordshire +10 8 £220 -10.20% 2
Suffolk -3 2 £400 - 3
Essex - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
4 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (48.57%) ITIL
6 15 (42.86%) Citrix
7 14 (40.00%) Windows XP
8 13 (37.14%) MS Office
9 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (28.57%) SLA
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco
11 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
11 9 (25.71%) iPhone
11 9 (25.71%) VMware
12 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
12 8 (22.86%) iPad
13 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (20.00%) Blackberry
13 7 (20.00%) SCCM
14 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
14 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (14.29%) Mac OS X
15 5 (14.29%) Apple
15 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 5 (14.29%) Android
16 4 (11.43%) Migration
16 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (11.43%) Change Management
16 4 (11.43%) Adobe

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) Lync
5 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) VPN
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) Wireless
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
1 1 (2.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Support Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (17.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
6 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.71%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) ActiveX
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.86%) XML
1 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) iPhone
2 8 (22.86%) iPad
3 7 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.71%) VLE
6 1 (2.86%) EPoS
6 1 (2.86%) NHS
6 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 5 (14.29%) Android
8 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
8 3 (8.57%) Linux
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.86%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Project Management
3 4 (11.43%) Coaching
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) CAD
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (5.71%) ITSM
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.86%) CRM
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Workflow
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
6 1 (2.86%) MVC
6 1 (2.86%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) VBScript
2 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (11.43%) MCP
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCSE
2 3 (8.57%) CCNA
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
2 3 (8.57%) Terminal Server
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.86%) DameWare
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Citrix
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco
4 9 (25.71%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) Apple
6 4 (11.43%) Adobe
7 3 (8.57%) MobileIron
7 3 (8.57%) Remedy
7 3 (8.57%) Sophos
7 3 (8.57%) Mapinfo
7 3 (8.57%) Wyse
7 3 (8.57%) Google
7 3 (8.57%) LANDesk
8 2 (5.71%) Kerio
8 2 (5.71%) HP
8 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 2 (5.71%) McAfee
9 1 (2.86%) BMC
9 1 (2.86%) CA
9 1 (2.86%) Computacenter
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