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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 65 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.83% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.00% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
200 342 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.08% 31.49% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 156 69
Average daily rate £300 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £32.65 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) Symantec
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Internet
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (13.33%) XenApp
9 2 (13.33%) SCCM
9 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
1 5 (33.33%) Internet
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
1 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (6.67%) High Availability
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCTS
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Symantec
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) AppSense