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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 201 134 185
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +51
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 59 111 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 1.24% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.49% 4.95% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £120 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £225 £315
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -42.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £21.40 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -37.36%
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
2369 2244 1854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.10% 25.10% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1110 899
Average daily rate £363 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 237
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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
Berkshire -27 15 £375 +13.20% 7
Oxfordshire -22 13 £158 +3.27% 4
Surrey 0 12 £308 +156.25% 6
Hampshire +4 9 £375 +108.33% 9
Middlesex - 4 £164 -
West Sussex -17 3 £300 -18.36% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 2 - - 6
Sussex -2 1 £300 -
East Sussex -18 1 £525 +112.12% 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (66.93%) Windows 7
3 83 (65.35%) Active Directory
4 54 (42.52%) Microsoft
5 43 (33.86%) MS Office
6 42 (33.07%) Windows XP
7 41 (32.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (27.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (24.41%) SCCM
10 30 (23.62%) MS Excel
11 27 (21.26%) VMware
12 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
13 25 (19.69%) Citrix
14 23 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (14.17%) ITIL
16 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
16 14 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (11.02%) PowerShell
17 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (9.45%) SQL
18 12 (9.45%) Hyper-V
19 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
19 11 (8.66%) Migration
19 11 (8.66%) SLA
20 10 (7.87%) Service Management
20 10 (7.87%) Customer Engagement
21 9 (7.09%) DNS
21 9 (7.09%) Linux
22 8 (6.30%) DHCP
22 8 (6.30%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.94%) Lync
5 4 (3.15%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.36%) IIS
7 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (33.86%) MS Office
2 30 (23.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) assyst
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Office 365
2 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.57%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) DNS
2 8 (6.30%) DHCP
2 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.51%) Internet
3 7 (5.51%) Firewall
4 5 (3.94%) WAN
5 4 (3.15%) VPN
6 3 (2.36%) LAN
6 3 (2.36%) SAN
6 3 (2.36%) Intranet
6 3 (2.36%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.79%) PABX
8 1 (0.79%) NAS
8 1 (0.79%) SMS
8 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.79%) Wireless
8 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MSI
1 4 (3.15%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.36%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (4.72%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.57%) Advertising
3 1 (0.79%) Marketing
3 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (18.90%) Support Engineer
2 18 (14.17%) Analyst
3 16 (12.60%) Desktop Support
4 13 (10.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (9.45%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (7.87%) Service Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) IT Support
8 7 (5.51%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.51%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Field Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (5.51%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) PC Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.57%) Flash
3 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.79%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.79%) CSS
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.94%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.15%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (1.57%) User Experience
3 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.57%) Clustering
3 2 (1.57%) Life Science
3 2 (1.57%) FMCG
3 2 (1.57%) iPhone
4 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (66.93%) Windows 7
3 42 (33.07%) Windows XP
4 41 (32.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (27.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.09%) Linux
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.15%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.36%) Android
12 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.57%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.17%) ITIL
2 11 (8.66%) Migration
3 10 (7.87%) Service Management
3 10 (7.87%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (4.72%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.72%) Change Management
5 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
5 5 (3.94%) Patch Management
6 4 (3.15%) Server Hardening
6 4 (3.15%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.15%) Open Source
6 4 (3.15%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.36%) Process Management
7 3 (2.36%) Information Security
7 3 (2.36%) Coaching
7 3 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.36%) Line Management
8 2 (1.57%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.02%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.45%) SQL
3 8 (6.30%) VBScript
4 7 (5.51%) VB
5 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.15%) C#
7 3 (2.36%) VBA
8 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.79%) XAML
8 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.72%) MCSE
4 6 (4.72%) MCITP
5 5 (3.94%) Degree
5 5 (3.94%) MCTS
5 5 (3.94%) CCNA
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.15%) MCP
6 4 (3.15%) MCSA
6 4 (3.15%) RHCA
6 4 (3.15%) RHCE
6 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.79%) APMP
7 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB
7 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 83 (65.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.51%) XenApp
5 4 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.15%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.36%) vSphere
6 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.79%) UAG
8 1 (0.79%) NFS
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (24.41%) SCCM
2 6 (4.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.94%) SCOM
4 3 (2.36%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (1.57%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.79%) OpenView
6 1 (0.79%) OVSD
Vendors
1 54 (42.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.26%) VMware
3 25 (19.69%) Citrix
4 7 (5.51%) Oracle
4 7 (5.51%) McAfee
5 5 (3.94%) Apple
5 5 (3.94%) HP
5 5 (3.94%) Remedy
6 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.36%) Symantec
7 3 (2.36%) NetApp
7 3 (2.36%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.36%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.36%) Lumension
7 3 (2.36%) Becrypt
8 2 (1.57%) Dell
8 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco
8 2 (1.57%) Websense
8 2 (1.57%) Intergraph
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