The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 48 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.10% 1.10% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.24% 2.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £153 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -44.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 153 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.05% 42.03% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 77 61
Average daily rate £425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £145 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (50.00%) Lync
4 4 (50.00%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Avaya
6 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Wyse
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) Xen
6 1 (12.50%) WSUS
6 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Server Support
1 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
1 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (50.00%) IT Asset Management
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Xen
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Wyse
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense
2 1 (12.50%) Acronis