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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 43 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 16 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.47% 0.84% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.25% 2.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-24.34% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%
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
173 139 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.70% 29.14% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 38
Average daily rate £394 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 34
Average hourly rate £29.46 £28.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +78.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 August 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
Brentwood 0 4 - -
Colchester +6 3 - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) Citrix
4 14 (70.00%) MS Office
5 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
6 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) Finance
7 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 10 (50.00%) SCCM
8 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 8 (40.00%) Migration
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (30.00%) Network Security
10 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
11 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (20.00%) IBM
12 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 4 (20.00%) Altiris
12 4 (20.00%) ITIL
12 4 (20.00%) Oracle
12 4 (20.00%) DHCP
12 4 (20.00%) DNS
12 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (20.00%) Apple
12 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
12 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (15.00%) Android

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) MS Office
2 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Taleo
2 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Network Security
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MSI
1 3 (15.00%) AdminStudio
1 3 (15.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Development Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Trainer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Trainer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Training Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) UNIX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITSM
3 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) MCITP
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) Apple
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (20.00%) Altiris
4 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) VMware