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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 60 48 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.07% 2.21% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.37% 8.81% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £238 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.77%
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
229 227 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.54% 25.11% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 91 108
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows 7
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) MS Office
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
5 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) XenApp
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
9 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (9.52%) WAN
9 2 (9.52%) MCSE
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (9.52%) C#
9 2 (9.52%) .NET
9 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
9 2 (9.52%) Internet
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
9 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DHCP
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Technician
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Channel Marketing Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Phone
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Change Management
1 2 (9.52%) MVC
1 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.76%) Coaching
2 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCITP
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk