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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 44 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.34% 1.79% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.32% 8.93% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£110 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.73% -36.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -26.58%
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 56 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.68% 20.07% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 53
Average daily rate £363 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £140 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy