The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 40 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.71% 0.66% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-41.76% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
Windows 8
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
76 70 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.05% 23.26% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 51
Average daily rate £325 £390 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% +73.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
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 Kent

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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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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
Faversham - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Advertising
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix