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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 62 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.70% 0.37% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.71% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£135 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 -
% change year-on-year
-23.28% -
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
191 174 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.17% 31.81% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 45
Average daily rate £450 £361 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% +20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.33 £30.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Harlow - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (53.33%) Backup Exec
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Symantec
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (26.67%) Broadband
8 3 (20.00%) VBA
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) McAfee
8 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (20.00%) Avaya
8 3 (20.00%) WSUS
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Office 365
8 3 (20.00%) iPhone
8 3 (20.00%) SaaS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 14 (93.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) CICS
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Broadband
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) IDMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Handset
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) OpenVMS
6 1 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
2 1 (6.67%) Master Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) MetaFrame
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (20.00%) WSUS
2 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Spiceworks
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) EMC