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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 80 99
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.15% 0.29% 0.073%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 1.09% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
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
200 274 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.01% 26.94% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 134 113
Average daily rate £325 £400 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014, 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
6 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
6 11 (27.50%) Citrix
7 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 9 (22.50%) SCCM
8 9 (22.50%) Terminal Services
8 9 (22.50%) LAN
9 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 8 (20.00%) WMI
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (17.50%) Firewall
11 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
11 6 (15.00%) WAN
11 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (12.50%) Degree
12 5 (12.50%) Internet
12 5 (12.50%) MS Office
13 4 (10.00%) MSI
13 4 (10.00%) Migration
13 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
13 4 (10.00%) .NET
13 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) LAN
2 7 (17.50%) Firewall
3 6 (15.00%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) Internet
5 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.50%) DMZ
6 2 (5.00%) DNS
6 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MSI
1 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Escalation Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) IT Support
3 5 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
3 5 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 5 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Account Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (10.00%) Application Packaging
1 4 (10.00%) WPF
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) HTML5
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) PKI
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
2 4 (10.00%) Web Development
3 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.50%) High Availability
3 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
3 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Coaching
4 2 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (2.50%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.50%) Machine Learning
5 1 (2.50%) Dependency Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
5 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) MCTS
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Terminal Services
2 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 8 (20.00%) WMI
3 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
3 4 (10.00%) Symantec
4 3 (7.50%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) AppSense
5 2 (5.00%) VMware