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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 174 205 238
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +33
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 68 37 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.42% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.01% 1.78% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
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
2262 2084 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.29% 23.85% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 1048 890
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 233 261
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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
Berkshire +11 20 £388 -8.82% 2
Oxfordshire -1 15 £220 -43.22% 2
Hampshire -3 12 £238 -47.22% 8
Surrey +4 8 £200 -58.11% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £278 -14.61% 3
Kent -3 3 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex - 2 £150 -
West Sussex -1 1 £375 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (64.20%) Windows 7
3 89 (50.57%) Microsoft
3 89 (50.57%) Active Directory
4 64 (36.36%) MS Office
5 55 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 50 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 42 (23.86%) Windows XP
9 29 (16.48%) SCCM
9 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (14.77%) VMware
11 24 (13.64%) Citrix
12 21 (11.93%) ITIL
13 20 (11.36%) Firewall
14 19 (10.80%) Cisco
15 17 (9.66%) DNS
15 17 (9.66%) Windows Vista
16 15 (8.52%) LAN
16 15 (8.52%) Terminal Services
16 15 (8.52%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
17 14 (7.95%) PowerShell
18 13 (7.39%) SAN
18 13 (7.39%) Application Packaging
19 12 (6.82%) DHCP
19 12 (6.82%) MSI

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 44 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.14%) CMS
8 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.57%) Lync
9 1 (0.57%) SAS
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 64 (36.36%) MS Office
2 55 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.82%) Office 365
3 6 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.36%) Firewall
2 17 (9.66%) DNS
3 15 (8.52%) LAN
4 13 (7.39%) SAN
5 12 (6.82%) DHCP
6 9 (5.11%) WAN
7 6 (3.41%) VPN
7 6 (3.41%) Internet
8 5 (2.84%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.27%) Network Security
10 3 (1.70%) Wireless
10 3 (1.70%) DMZ
10 3 (1.70%) Bluetooth
10 3 (1.70%) NAS
11 2 (1.14%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.14%) SMS
11 2 (1.14%) Intranet
11 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (6.82%) MSI
2 9 (5.11%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.55%) InstallShield
4 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (2.27%) Finance
2 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.14%) Advertising
3 2 (1.14%) Publishing
3 2 (1.14%) Banking
3 2 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (33.52%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.93%) Analyst
3 16 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (8.52%) Desktop Support
4 15 (8.52%) Developer
5 14 (7.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (7.39%) Windows Support Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.55%) Consultant
9 8 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Escalation Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.98%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Technical Support Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.39%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.41%) HTML5
2 6 (3.41%) HTML
2 6 (3.41%) .NET
3 5 (2.84%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.84%) WPF
4 4 (2.27%) CSS3
4 4 (2.27%) CSS
5 3 (1.70%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (1.14%) Spring
6 2 (1.14%) Ajax
6 2 (1.14%) JSON
6 2 (1.14%) SOAP
6 2 (1.14%) Struts
6 2 (1.14%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (1.14%) REST
6 2 (1.14%) jQuery
6 2 (1.14%) Struts2
7 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.98%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.84%) Fat Client
2 5 (2.84%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.70%) iPad
3 3 (1.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.14%) iPhone
4 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.57%) Kindle
5 1 (0.57%) Open Source
5 1 (0.57%) Life Science
5 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.57%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 176 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (64.20%) Windows 7
3 50 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (23.86%) Windows XP
5 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.66%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.70%) Android
8 3 (1.70%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.70%) Linux
8 3 (1.70%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.93%) ITIL
2 7 (3.98%) Migration
2 7 (3.98%) Web Development
2 7 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (2.27%) Service Management
4 3 (1.70%) Service Delivery
4 3 (1.70%) Regression Testing
4 3 (1.70%) Project Management
4 3 (1.70%) Scrum
4 3 (1.70%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (1.70%) High Availability
4 3 (1.70%) Test Scripting
4 3 (1.70%) Time Management
5 2 (1.14%) Web Application Development
5 2 (1.14%) Android Development
5 2 (1.14%) iOS Development
5 2 (1.14%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (1.14%) Content Management
5 2 (1.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.41%) JavaScript
2 6 (3.41%) SQL
3 5 (2.84%) VB
4 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.70%) VBScript
5 3 (1.70%) C#
5 3 (1.70%) C++
6 2 (1.14%) Java
6 2 (1.14%) VBA
7 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.55%) MCSE
2 8 (4.55%) MCITP
2 8 (4.55%) Degree
3 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.41%) MCTS
4 6 (3.41%) MCP
5 5 (2.84%) MCSA
5 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.27%) MCDST
7 3 (1.70%) CCNA
7 3 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) SLA
2 4 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (50.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.52%) Terminal Services
2 15 (8.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.68%) XenApp
5 9 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.84%) vSphere
7 3 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (16.48%) SCCM
2 10 (5.68%) WMI
3 9 (5.11%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) SCOM
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 89 (50.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.77%) VMware
3 24 (13.64%) Citrix
4 19 (10.80%) Cisco
5 11 (6.25%) HP
6 9 (5.11%) Symantec
7 7 (3.98%) Veeam
8 6 (3.41%) Kaseya
9 4 (2.27%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.70%) AppSense
10 3 (1.70%) Apple
11 2 (1.14%) McAfee
11 2 (1.14%) Infor
11 2 (1.14%) Dell
11 2 (1.14%) EMC
11 2 (1.14%) Sencha
11 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.57%) Oracle
12 1 (0.57%) IBM
12 1 (0.57%) Avaya
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