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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 104 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.090% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.91% 0.42% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £230 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.39% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -39.13%
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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 Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
331 236 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.22% 21.18% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 151 133
Average daily rate £350 £225 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £393 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 13
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.13 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
6 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
6 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (16.67%) Google
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) E-Procurement
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle