The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 North East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.88% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 69 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.23% 19.83% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 28 61
Average daily rate £275 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £15.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
England

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 July 2014. 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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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
Tyne and Wear - 5 £265 - 1
Durham - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (53.85%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) CRM
2 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
1 7 (53.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 7 (53.85%) RDBMS
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Programmer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) CRM
2 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle