The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 72 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.10% 0.79% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 2.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
Windows 8
West Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
225 249 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.61% 28.17% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 130 94
Average daily rate £270 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.58% -16.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows 8
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware