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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 24 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.91% 0.83% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -29.11%
Windows 8
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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
35 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 31.82% 35.00% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 15
Average daily rate £325 £163 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -26.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £120 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 15
Average hourly rate £23.00 £12.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) iPad
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) iPhone
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) SLA
5 4 (50.00%) MS Office
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) SCCM
6 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) Change Management
7 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (25.00%) Wyse
7 2 (25.00%) DameWare
7 2 (25.00%) BMC
7 2 (25.00%) EPoS
7 2 (25.00%) Terminal Server
7 2 (25.00%) Mapinfo
7 2 (25.00%) Remedy
7 2 (25.00%) Sophos
7 2 (25.00%) CAD
7 2 (25.00%) Project Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
1 5 (62.50%) iPhone
1 5 (62.50%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) CAD
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 2 (25.00%) BMC
3 2 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
3 2 (25.00%) Wyse
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco