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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 51 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 0.22% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.74% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-34.09% -
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
146 115 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.92% 25.05% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 81
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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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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 - 2 - - 1
Colchester - 1 £190 -
Harlow - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 14 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (50.00%) Symantec
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 6 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (42.86%) Office 365
4 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Broadband
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) Avaya
7 2 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 2 (14.29%) iPhone
7 2 (14.29%) SaaS
7 2 (14.29%) WSUS
8 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Broadband
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Support Engineer
1 10 (71.43%) 3rd Line Support
1 10 (71.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle