The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 59 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.98% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.98% 1.25% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £150 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -56.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Windows 8
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
168 160 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.94% 28.22% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 51 39
Average daily rate £425 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £133 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £44.23 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chelmsford +3 2 - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) MS Office
5 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
5 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
6 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) Symantec
7 5 (35.71%) Firewall
7 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
8 4 (28.57%) Wireless
8 4 (28.57%) Broadband
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
9 3 (21.43%) VBA
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) Oracle
9 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 3 (21.43%) McAfee
9 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (21.43%) Avaya
9 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
9 3 (21.43%) Apple
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) WSUS
9 3 (21.43%) SaaS
9 3 (21.43%) iPhone
10 2 (14.29%) Kerio
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) Lync
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) CICS
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Broadband
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) IDMS
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Handset
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.14%) OpenVMS
7 1 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
3 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
2 3 (21.43%) WSUS
2 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec
3 3 (21.43%) McAfee
3 3 (21.43%) Avaya
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Kerio
5 1 (7.14%) Spiceworks
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) EMC