The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 16 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.60% 2.99% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 8.77% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £104 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
Windows 8
Cambridgeshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 34.48% 34.13% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 18
Average daily rate £238 £110 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.90% -53.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £100 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.20 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Windows 8
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) iPhone
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) iPad
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco
7 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) MS Office
9 1 (9.09%) SQL
9 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 1 (9.09%) LAN
9 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (9.09%) Migration
9 1 (9.09%) LANDesk

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Service Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
1 4 (36.36%) iPad
1 4 (36.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) LANDesk