The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 25 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 0.51% 6.02% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.75% 14.93% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £205 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.65% -17.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.17% -10.41%
Windows 8
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
57 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 28.93% 40.36% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 20
Average daily rate £200 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £118 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £400 £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £21.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Windows 8
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
1 1 (50.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco