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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 53 72 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% 0.50% 0.079%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.76% 1.90% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
Windows 8
Berkshire

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
210 263 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.92% 26.30% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 118 121
Average daily rate £325 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Windows 7
3 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
4 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
6 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
6 10 (24.39%) SCCM
7 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
7 9 (21.95%) Citrix
7 9 (21.95%) Terminal Services
8 8 (19.51%) LAN
8 8 (19.51%) WMI
9 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
9 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (14.63%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (14.63%) Firewall
10 6 (14.63%) Web Development
10 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (12.20%) Degree
11 5 (12.20%) WAN
12 4 (9.76%) MS Office
12 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
12 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
12 4 (9.76%) HTML
12 4 (9.76%) .NET
12 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
12 4 (9.76%) Internet

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) LAN
2 6 (14.63%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) Internet
5 3 (7.32%) DMZ
5 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.76%) MSI
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.88%) Publishing
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Escalation Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Technician
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (9.76%) IT Support
4 4 (9.76%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Account Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.76%) Application Packaging
1 4 (9.76%) WPF
1 4 (9.76%) HTML5
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) Struts
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) jQuery
3 2 (4.88%) Spring
3 2 (4.88%) Ajax
3 2 (4.88%) CSS3
3 2 (4.88%) Sencha Touch
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) Struts2
4 1 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.88%) Smartphone
1 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Windows 7
3 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.88%) Android
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (14.63%) Web Development
2 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
2 3 (7.32%) High Availability
2 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
2 3 (7.32%) Migration
3 2 (4.88%) OO
3 2 (4.88%) Business Development
3 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
3 2 (4.88%) Time Management
3 2 (4.88%) Content Management
3 2 (4.88%) Web Application Development
3 2 (4.88%) Android Development
3 2 (4.88%) iOS Development
4 1 (2.44%) Dependency Management
4 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.44%) Machine Learning
4 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.44%) Service Management
4 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.88%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) MCTS
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Terminal Services
2 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 8 (19.51%) WMI
3 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Citrix
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Symantec
4 2 (4.88%) AppSense
4 2 (4.88%) Sencha