The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 178 178 216
Rank change year-on-year
0 +38
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 60 57 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.68% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 2.83% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 4
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£213 £229 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% -23.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Windows 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2287 2011 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.50% 24.16% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 891 727
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 243 249
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 19 £275 +25.00% 11
Surrey +4 11 £219 - 5
Oxfordshire -12 10 £170 +21.42% 1
Berkshire -11 7 £413 +55.66% 11
Kent -8 3 £125 - 4
West Sussex -14 3 £450 +7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £126 -53.33% 5
East Sussex - - - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (71.22%) Windows 7
3 79 (56.83%) Active Directory
4 68 (48.92%) Microsoft
5 57 (41.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (37.41%) MS Office
7 49 (35.25%) MS Exchange
8 39 (28.06%) Windows XP
9 38 (27.34%) MS Excel
10 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
11 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (22.30%) VMware
11 31 (22.30%) ITIL
12 30 (21.58%) Citrix
13 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (16.55%) SCCM
15 22 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
18 17 (12.23%) Service Management
19 16 (11.51%) DV Cleared
19 16 (11.51%) Windows Vista
20 13 (9.35%) Backup Exec
20 13 (9.35%) MCP
20 13 (9.35%) MCSE
21 12 (8.63%) SQL
22 11 (7.91%) WAN
22 11 (7.91%) DNS
22 11 (7.91%) Internet

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (35.25%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.04%) OpenStack
4 7 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.60%) Lync
5 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.72%) nginx
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (37.41%) MS Office
2 38 (27.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.88%) Office 365
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.16%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.91%) WAN
1 11 (7.91%) DNS
1 11 (7.91%) Internet
2 9 (6.47%) DHCP
3 8 (5.76%) LAN
4 7 (5.04%) Firewall
5 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.16%) VPN
6 3 (2.16%) SAN
6 3 (2.16%) Intranet
7 2 (1.44%) Wireless
7 2 (1.44%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.72%) NAS
8 1 (0.72%) SMS
8 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.72%) IPv6
8 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.72%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) MySQL
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.72%) Redis
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
1 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.16%) Finance
3 2 (1.44%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (27.34%) Support Engineer
2 34 (24.46%) Analyst
3 24 (17.27%) Desktop Support
3 24 (17.27%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.51%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (10.07%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (9.35%) IT Support
7 12 (8.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 12 (8.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (8.63%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.47%) Support Technician
9 8 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Senior Support Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.60%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) CSS
1 4 (2.88%) HTML
2 2 (1.44%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (1.44%) CSS3
2 2 (1.44%) HTML5
3 1 (0.72%) WPF
3 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.72%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.72%) PhoneGap
3 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.72%) XSLT
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.04%) Open Source
3 5 (3.60%) FMCG
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.16%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.16%) Life Science
5 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.16%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (71.22%) Windows 7
3 57 (41.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (28.06%) Windows XP
5 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (11.51%) Windows Vista
8 9 (6.47%) Linux
9 8 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.60%) UNIX
11 4 (2.88%) Windows Phone
11 4 (2.88%) Android
12 3 (2.16%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.72%) CentOS
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.30%) ITIL
2 17 (12.23%) Service Management
3 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.04%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.60%) ITIL V3
6 5 (3.60%) Change Management
7 4 (2.88%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.16%) Migration
8 3 (2.16%) Process Management
8 3 (2.16%) Project Management
8 3 (2.16%) Line Management
8 3 (2.16%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.16%) Coaching
9 2 (1.44%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.44%) CAD
9 2 (1.44%) Business Analysis
9 2 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.63%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.76%) VBScript
3 8 (5.76%) VB
3 8 (5.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.16%) C#
6 2 (1.44%) XAML
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
4 16 (11.51%) DV Cleared
5 13 (9.35%) MCP
5 13 (9.35%) MCSE
6 7 (5.04%) Degree
6 7 (5.04%) RHCA
6 7 (5.04%) RHCE
6 7 (5.04%) RHCSA
7 6 (4.32%) MCITP
8 5 (3.60%) MCTS
8 5 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.60%) CCNA
9 3 (2.16%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.44%) MCSA
11 1 (0.72%) APMP
11 1 (0.72%) PMP
11 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 79 (56.83%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.47%) XenApp
4 7 (5.04%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.72%) XenServer
6 1 (0.72%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 23 (16.55%) SCCM
2 13 (9.35%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.19%) OVSD
4 7 (5.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.44%) SCOM
8 1 (0.72%) WSUS
8 1 (0.72%) Puppet
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.72%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 68 (48.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.30%) VMware
3 30 (21.58%) Citrix
4 11 (7.91%) Symantec
5 9 (6.47%) Cisco
6 8 (5.76%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.76%) Apple
7 7 (5.04%) Oracle
8 6 (4.32%) Remedy
9 5 (3.60%) McAfee
10 4 (2.88%) SAP
11 3 (2.16%) Borland
12 2 (1.44%) Intergraph
12 2 (1.44%) Veeam
12 2 (1.44%) Kaseya
12 2 (1.44%) Telerik
13 1 (0.72%) Trend Micro
13 1 (0.72%) Infor
13 1 (0.72%) Percona
13 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
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