The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.77% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £130 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +92.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £22.75 -
% change year-on-year
-32.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 123 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 37.44% 37.27% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 119
Average daily rate £350 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £42.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.68% +87.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £24.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
South West

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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 3 £130 -
Cheltenham - 2 £153 -
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix