The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 59 64 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.78% 0.65% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.68% 2.67% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £238 - £130
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £245 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.34% +88.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
219 187 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.49% 24.48% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 71 106
Average daily rate £275 £283 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.87 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
Berkshire

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (30.00%) HTML5
4 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (26.67%) Blackberry
5 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) CSS
6 7 (23.33%) SOAP
6 7 (23.33%) Web Services
6 7 (23.33%) XML
6 7 (23.33%) Subversion
6 7 (23.33%) Ajax
6 7 (23.33%) Web Development
6 7 (23.33%) JSON
6 7 (23.33%) jQuery
6 7 (23.33%) Android
6 7 (23.33%) Android Development
6 7 (23.33%) iOS Development
6 7 (23.33%) Sencha
6 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
6 7 (23.33%) REST
6 7 (23.33%) CSS3
6 7 (23.33%) Sencha Touch
6 7 (23.33%) Office 365
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Intune

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (23.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) VLAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
1 7 (23.33%) Subversion
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Publishing
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Web Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) Applications Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Mobile Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Mobile Web Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Build Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Build Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) HTML
1 9 (30.00%) HTML5
2 7 (23.33%) REST
2 7 (23.33%) CSS3
2 7 (23.33%) Sencha Touch
2 7 (23.33%) jQuery
2 7 (23.33%) CSS
2 7 (23.33%) SOAP
2 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) XML
2 7 (23.33%) Ajax
2 7 (23.33%) JSON
3 5 (16.67%) WPF
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.33%) Struts
4 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 4 (13.33%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
3 7 (23.33%) Android
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) OO
1 7 (23.33%) Web Development
1 7 (23.33%) Android Development
1 7 (23.33%) iOS Development
2 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Time Management
2 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
2 4 (13.33%) Content Management
3 1 (3.33%) Business Development
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 5 (16.67%) WMI
3 3 (10.00%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Sencha
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.33%) HP
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