The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 64 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.59% 1.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.51% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
199 250 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.58% 25.10% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 98 73
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £181 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Service Management
6 4 (28.57%) Symantec
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) MCTS
6 4 (28.57%) MCITP
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) Internet
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Firewall
8 2 (14.29%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) SCCM

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Field Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (21.43%) Support Technician
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
1 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
1 4 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (28.57%) MCTS
1 4 (28.57%) MCITP
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Symantec
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