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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 198 175 206
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 68 63 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.71% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.84% 2.91% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 4
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£250 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
2398 2167 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.47% 24.47% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 977 748
Average daily rate £346 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 254 257
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -8 22 £290 +31.81% 6
Berkshire -2 19 £375 +57.89% 4
Oxfordshire -12 8 £210 +90.90% 2
Surrey +3 7 £219 - 2
Kent -13 4 £125 -66.32% 3
West Sussex -16 3 £450 +26.76% 2
East Sussex -1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £120 -55.55% 5
M4 Corridor - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 83 (59.71%) Active Directory
4 59 (42.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (41.73%) Microsoft
6 47 (33.81%) MS Office
7 40 (28.78%) MS Exchange
8 39 (28.06%) Windows XP
9 36 (25.90%) MS Excel
10 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
11 34 (24.46%) Citrix
12 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (20.86%) SCCM
13 29 (20.86%) ITIL
14 27 (19.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (17.99%) VMware
16 20 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
19 17 (12.23%) Service Management
19 17 (12.23%) DV Cleared
19 17 (12.23%) Windows Vista
20 16 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2003
21 14 (10.07%) SQL
21 14 (10.07%) PowerShell
22 13 (9.35%) MCSE
23 12 (8.63%) MCP
24 11 (7.91%) VBScript
25 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V
25 10 (7.19%) OVSD

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (28.78%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (7.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.04%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.60%) Lync
6 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.72%) IIS
9 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.72%) Apache
9 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (33.81%) MS Office
2 36 (25.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.88%) Office 365
3 3 (2.16%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) WAN
1 8 (5.76%) Internet
2 7 (5.04%) DHCP
3 6 (4.32%) DNS
3 6 (4.32%) Firewall
4 4 (2.88%) LAN
4 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.16%) VPN
6 2 (1.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.44%) Intranet
7 1 (0.72%) PABX
7 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.72%) Wireless
7 1 (0.72%) DSL
7 1 (0.72%) SMS
7 1 (0.72%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.44%) MSI
3 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (2.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.44%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (24.46%) Analyst
2 32 (23.02%) Support Engineer
3 25 (17.99%) Support Analyst
4 21 (15.11%) Desktop Support
5 18 (12.95%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (10.79%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (9.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Service Analyst
8 12 (8.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (7.91%) IT Support
10 10 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (5.76%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 7 (5.04%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (5.04%) Support Technician
13 6 (4.32%) Help Desk Support
13 6 (4.32%) Team Leader
13 6 (4.32%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) CSS
1 2 (1.44%) HTML
1 2 (1.44%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) XSLT
2 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.72%) WPF
2 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.72%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.72%) PhoneGap
2 1 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.04%) Open Source
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.88%) FMCG
5 3 (2.16%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.44%) Life Science
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) SecurID
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (71.22%) Windows 7
3 59 (42.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (28.06%) Windows XP
5 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (19.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (12.23%) Windows Vista
8 9 (6.47%) Linux
9 8 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.60%) UNIX
10 5 (3.60%) Android
11 4 (2.88%) Windows Phone
12 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.16%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.72%) CentOS
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.72%) Fedora
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.86%) ITIL
2 17 (12.23%) Service Management
3 10 (7.19%) Migration
4 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.47%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.04%) Change Management
7 6 (4.32%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.60%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.88%) Coaching
9 4 (2.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.16%) Process Management
10 3 (2.16%) Line Management
10 3 (2.16%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.44%) CAD
11 2 (1.44%) Project Management
11 2 (1.44%) Business Analysis
12 1 (0.72%) Supplier Management
12 1 (0.72%) Incident Management
12 1 (0.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.07%) SQL
1 14 (10.07%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.91%) VBScript
3 10 (7.19%) VB
4 8 (5.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.16%) C#
6 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.44%) XAML
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) VBA
7 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (25.18%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (12.95%) SC Cleared
4 17 (12.23%) DV Cleared
5 13 (9.35%) MCSE
6 12 (8.63%) MCP
7 7 (5.04%) RHCE
7 7 (5.04%) RHCA
7 7 (5.04%) RHCSA
8 6 (4.32%) MCITP
8 6 (4.32%) Degree
9 5 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.60%) CCNA
10 4 (2.88%) MCTS
10 4 (2.88%) VCP4
11 3 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.16%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.44%) MCSA
13 1 (0.72%) ISEB
13 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 83 (59.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.76%) XenApp
5 5 (3.60%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.72%) XenServer
7 1 (0.72%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 29 (20.86%) SCCM
2 10 (7.19%) Backup Exec
2 10 (7.19%) OVSD
3 7 (5.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.44%) SCOM
7 1 (0.72%) Puppet
7 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (41.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.46%) Citrix
3 25 (17.99%) VMware
4 8 (5.76%) Oracle
4 8 (5.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.76%) Apple
4 8 (5.76%) Symantec
5 6 (4.32%) McAfee
6 5 (3.60%) Remedy
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco
7 3 (2.16%) SAP
7 3 (2.16%) Borland
7 3 (2.16%) Becrypt
8 2 (1.44%) Intergraph
8 2 (1.44%) Telerik
8 2 (1.44%) Dell
9 1 (0.72%) Lotus
9 1 (0.72%) HP
9 1 (0.72%) Websense
9 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
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