The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 80 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.17% 0.52% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 2.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £95 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +92.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £22.75 -
% change year-on-year
-32.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
261 145 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.25% 18.95% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 76 102
Average daily rate £320 £270 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £57.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
West Yorkshire

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 29 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 2 (33.33%) Altiris
3 2 (33.33%) Lotus
3 2 (33.33%) Publishing
3 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Altiris
2 2 (33.33%) Lotus
2 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy