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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 116 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.71% 1.10% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.75% 4.10% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £279 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% +54.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.55% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £20.25 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.10 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.70 £16.10 £60.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -39.13%
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
763 781 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.81% 26.97% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 377 235
Average daily rate £335 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 110
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Norfolk +4 7 £200 -36.50% 1
Essex -12 7 £325 +71.05%
Cambridgeshire -5 4 - -
Hertfordshire -16 3 £200 -20.00% 1
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 26 (59.09%) Windows 7
5 20 (45.45%) Citrix
6 19 (43.18%) Windows XP
7 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
9 15 (34.09%) VMware
9 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (31.82%) MS Office
11 13 (29.55%) ITIL
11 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
12 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (22.73%) Blackberry
13 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
14 9 (20.45%) SLA
14 9 (20.45%) iPhone
15 8 (18.18%) iPad
15 8 (18.18%) SCCM
15 8 (18.18%) Android
15 8 (18.18%) Cisco
16 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
16 7 (15.91%) Linux
16 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (13.64%) XenApp
17 6 (13.64%) SAN
17 6 (13.64%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
3 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle UPK
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Office
2 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Taleo
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) DHCP
1 6 (13.64%) DNS
1 6 (13.64%) SAN
2 5 (11.36%) VLAN
2 5 (11.36%) IPv4
3 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) VPN
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.55%) PBX
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.55%) WebEx
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.27%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
General
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Desktop Support
4 8 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (15.91%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (15.91%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Support Technician
8 3 (6.82%) Systems Support
8 3 (6.82%) Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Network Manager
9 2 (4.55%) Technical Manager
9 2 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 9 (20.45%) iPhone
3 8 (18.18%) iPad
4 5 (11.36%) Replication
5 3 (6.82%) E-Learning
5 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.55%) EPoS
6 2 (4.55%) VLE
6 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.27%) Life Science
7 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.27%) NHS
7 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 19 (43.18%) Windows XP
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (18.18%) Android
7 7 (15.91%) Linux
8 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.55%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Project Management
2 4 (9.09%) Change Management
2 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (6.82%) Content Management
3 3 (6.82%) Coaching
3 3 (6.82%) CAD
3 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.27%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.27%) Server Building
5 1 (2.27%) SDLC
5 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.27%) MVC
5 1 (2.27%) CRM
5 1 (2.27%) ERP
5 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
1 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) MCSA
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCP
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) XenApp
4 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.82%) Terminal Server
5 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.55%) XenServer
7 1 (2.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) DameWare
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (45.45%) Citrix
3 15 (34.09%) VMware
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (11.36%) Veeam
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle
7 3 (6.82%) Adobe
7 3 (6.82%) Google
7 3 (6.82%) LANDesk
7 3 (6.82%) Apple
7 3 (6.82%) Mapinfo
7 3 (6.82%) Remedy
7 3 (6.82%) Sophos
7 3 (6.82%) Wyse
7 3 (6.82%) MobileIron
8 2 (4.55%) BMC
9 1 (2.27%) Avaya
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) IBM
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec