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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 46 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.23% 0.32% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.26% 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.13% 25.00% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 99 118
Average daily rate £350 £368 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
6 11 (25.58%) SCCM
7 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
7 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
7 10 (23.26%) Citrix
8 9 (20.93%) Terminal Services
9 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
9 8 (18.60%) WMI
10 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
10 7 (16.28%) LAN
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (13.95%) HTML5
11 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
11 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.95%) HTML
11 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (13.95%) Web Development
12 5 (11.63%) Degree
12 5 (11.63%) Firewall
12 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
12 5 (11.63%) Web Services
13 4 (9.30%) XML
13 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
13 4 (9.30%) CSS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) DNS
4 3 (6.98%) DMZ
4 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (6.98%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.65%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MS Access
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
1 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
1 4 (9.30%) MSI
1 4 (9.30%) Subversion
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.65%) Publishing
1 2 (4.65%) Banking
1 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Developer
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Support Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Escalation Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Applications Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile Web Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support
5 3 (6.98%) Web Applications Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) HTML
1 6 (13.95%) HTML5
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
3 4 (9.30%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) WPF
3 4 (9.30%) jQuery
3 4 (9.30%) REST
3 4 (9.30%) CSS3
3 4 (9.30%) Sencha Touch
3 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) CSS
3 4 (9.30%) SOAP
3 4 (9.30%) Ajax
3 4 (9.30%) JSON
3 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.65%) Struts
4 2 (4.65%) Struts2
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
3 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.30%) Android
6 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) Web Development
1 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (9.30%) Android Development
2 4 (9.30%) iOS Development
2 4 (9.30%) OO
3 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
3 3 (6.98%) Migration
3 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
3 3 (6.98%) High Availability
4 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
4 2 (4.65%) Time Management
4 2 (4.65%) Business Development
4 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL
4 2 (4.65%) Content Management
5 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.33%) CRM
5 1 (2.33%) Service Management
5 1 (2.33%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) MCTS
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Terminal Services
2 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
3 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.65%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) WMI
3 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Citrix
3 4 (9.30%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Sencha
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec
4 2 (4.65%) AppSense
5 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Apple
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