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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 61 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.13% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.19% 1.10% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£100 £283 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.60% -18.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
188 181 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.54% 31.75% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 57 42
Average daily rate £425 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 53 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
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 27 November 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
Colchester - 3 £100 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Billericay - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (70.00%) MS Office
5 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (50.00%) Firewall
7 4 (40.00%) Symantec
7 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (40.00%) Broadband
7 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (30.00%) Finance
8 3 (30.00%) WSUS
8 3 (30.00%) iPhone
8 3 (30.00%) SaaS
8 3 (30.00%) VBA
8 3 (30.00%) Oracle
8 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (30.00%) Avaya
8 3 (30.00%) McAfee
8 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (20.00%) IBM
9 2 (20.00%) DNS
9 2 (20.00%) Citrix
9 2 (20.00%) DB2
9 2 (20.00%) ITIL
9 2 (20.00%) DHCP
9 2 (20.00%) Linux

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) CICS
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) Broadband
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) IDMS
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) Ingres
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Handset
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) OpenVMS
5 1 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) BT
5 1 (10.00%) Spiceworks
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
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