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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - 29 40
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 1.95% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 7.84% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £135 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £281
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -45.45%
Windows 8
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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 Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
67 51 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.46% 24.88% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 49
Average daily rate £466 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.12% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix