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 6 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 50 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 0.31% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £125 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £217 £268 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.87% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%
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
118 164 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.85% 25.04% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 82 25
Average daily rate £385 £425 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +97.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £185 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.20 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +69.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 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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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 -2 1 - -
Colchester - - - -
Dunmow - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) MS Office
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) VBA
5 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 3 (33.33%) Apple
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Kerio
6 2 (22.22%) Lync
6 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITSM
6 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) MS Access
7 1 (11.11%) MCSE

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (11.11%) MS Access
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Kerio
4 1 (11.11%) Spiceworks
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Adobe
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat