The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 Guildford 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 30 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.83% 0.98% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.84% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £150 - -
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
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 23.29% 16.10% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 13
Average daily rate £300 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £129 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.21 £34.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.10% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.90 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £36.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
Surrey

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Toshiba
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Toshiba
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago