The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 52 58 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.07% 1.72% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 5.29% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£136 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-24.44% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.75 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -9.72%
Windows 8
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 North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
139 189 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.22% 32.53% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 123 31
Average daily rate £375 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £392 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
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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
Durham - 5 £158 - 1
Tyne and Wear -3 1 £115 -52.08% 3
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (22.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) Information Security
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Dell
1 2 (22.22%) Lotus