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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 3.21% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.29% 13.91% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £225 £305
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%
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
233 230 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.95% 23.05% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 83
Average daily rate £395 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £185 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 13
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £14.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows 7
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) MS Office
5 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (22.73%) Service Management
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) SCCM
6 5 (22.73%) MCTS
6 5 (22.73%) MCITP
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
6 5 (22.73%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 4 (18.18%) XenApp
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Phone
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (9.09%) Change Management
9 2 (9.09%) MVC
9 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
9 2 (9.09%) Internet

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
1 5 (22.73%) Field Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Technician
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Channel Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Designer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) iPhone
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Service Management
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
1 5 (22.73%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (18.18%) Patch Management
2 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (22.73%) MCTS
2 5 (22.73%) MCITP
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) LANDesk