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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 111 109 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 0.83% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.61% 2.96% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £375 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% +47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 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 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
651 642 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.45% 28.15% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 302 259
Average daily rate £300 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 113 107
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £38.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Hertfordshire - 6 £220 - 4
Essex +10 5 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -12 3 - - 3
Suffolk -17 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 27 (67.50%) Windows 7
4 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) MS Office
6 16 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 12 (30.00%) ITIL
7 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
9 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (20.00%) DNS
10 8 (20.00%) Cisco
10 8 (20.00%) DHCP
11 7 (17.50%) Citrix
11 7 (17.50%) Blackberry
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
11 7 (17.50%) iPhone
12 6 (15.00%) Firewall
12 6 (15.00%) LAN
12 6 (15.00%) McAfee
12 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
13 5 (12.50%) Symantec
13 5 (12.50%) WAN
13 5 (12.50%) VPN
13 5 (12.50%) SLA
13 5 (12.50%) Backup Exec
13 5 (12.50%) Migration
13 5 (12.50%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) Lync
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.50%) CICS
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (42.50%) MS Office
2 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (20.00%) DNS
2 8 (20.00%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
3 6 (15.00%) LAN
4 5 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) VPN
5 4 (10.00%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) Broadband
6 3 (7.50%) SAN
7 2 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.50%) IPv6
8 1 (2.50%) MPLS
8 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) Ingres
3 1 (2.50%) MS Access
3 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) IDMS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
1 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) IT Support
4 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ActiveX
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.50%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Blackberry
1 7 (17.50%) iPhone
2 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Handset
4 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Windows 7
3 16 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.50%) Android
7 4 (10.00%) Linux
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.50%) AIX
10 1 (2.50%) Solaris
10 1 (2.50%) OpenVMS
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.50%) Coaching
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
5 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (2.50%) UML
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.50%) MVC
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) Validation
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Data Management
6 1 (2.50%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.50%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) VBA
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) VB
2 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSD
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) MetaFrame
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (7.50%) WSUS
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Cisco
3 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) McAfee
5 5 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (10.00%) VMware
6 4 (10.00%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) Dell
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle
7 3 (7.50%) Avaya
7 3 (7.50%) Apple
8 2 (5.00%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.00%) LANDesk
8 2 (5.00%) Kerio
8 2 (5.00%) Polycom
8 2 (5.00%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) Adobe
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos
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