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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.38% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£104 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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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
45 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 32.85% 28.45% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 8
Average daily rate £163 £235 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +49.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) iPad
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) iPhone
5 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (37.50%) MS Office
6 3 (37.50%) MCP
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (25.00%) Google
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) XenApp
7 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (25.00%) SCCM
7 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
7 2 (25.00%) MCSE
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) VPN
7 2 (25.00%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) iPhone
1 5 (62.50%) iPad
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
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
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
3 2 (25.00%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee