The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 South East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 153 198 240
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +42
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 87 36 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.43% 0.030%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.99% 1.75% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 1
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£250 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £338 £500
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2178 2052 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.73% 24.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1028 836
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 250 274
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.44 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
England

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 1 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 1 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 +14 24 £363 -14.70% 8
Oxfordshire +12 18 £220 -43.22% 2
Hampshire -6 16 £238 -35.81% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £250 -20.00%
Surrey +3 10 £120 -74.86% 6
Kent +1 5 £288 -36.11% 2
West Sussex -4 1 £375 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £150 -
Middlesex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (66.11%) Windows 7
3 89 (49.44%) Active Directory
4 88 (48.89%) Microsoft
5 63 (35.00%) MS Office
6 58 (32.22%) MS Excel
7 48 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (23.89%) Windows XP
9 38 (21.11%) MS Exchange
10 33 (18.33%) SCCM
11 28 (15.56%) VMware
12 26 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (13.89%) Citrix
13 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (11.67%) ITIL
15 18 (10.00%) Cisco
16 17 (9.44%) Firewall
16 17 (9.44%) Microsoft App-V
17 16 (8.89%) PowerShell
17 16 (8.89%) Windows Vista
18 15 (8.33%) LAN
19 14 (7.78%) Application Packaging
19 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (7.22%) Hyper-V
20 13 (7.22%) DNS
20 13 (7.22%) HP
20 13 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (7.22%) SAN
20 13 (7.22%) MSI
20 13 (7.22%) Terminal Services

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 38 (21.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) Lync
9 1 (0.56%) SAS
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (35.00%) MS Office
2 58 (32.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.22%) Office 365
3 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.44%) Firewall
2 15 (8.33%) LAN
3 13 (7.22%) DNS
3 13 (7.22%) SAN
4 11 (6.11%) DHCP
5 9 (5.00%) WAN
6 6 (3.33%) VPN
7 5 (2.78%) Internet
7 5 (2.78%) Wireless
7 5 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.22%) Network Security
8 4 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.67%) DMZ
9 3 (1.67%) Bluetooth
10 2 (1.11%) SMS
10 2 (1.11%) Intranet
10 2 (1.11%) NAS
10 2 (1.11%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.56%) VLAN
11 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (7.22%) MSI
2 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.44%) InstallShield
4 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.22%) Subversion
6 3 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.56%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.56%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (2.22%) Finance
2 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.11%) Advertising
3 2 (1.11%) Publishing
3 2 (1.11%) Banking
3 2 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (32.22%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.67%) Analyst
3 16 (8.89%) Developer
4 15 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (7.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (7.22%) Desktop Support
6 12 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.11%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) Consultant
8 8 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Escalation Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Service Desk Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Applications Packager
10 6 (3.33%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.78%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.89%) .NET
2 7 (3.89%) HTML
3 6 (3.33%) Web Services
3 6 (3.33%) HTML5
4 5 (2.78%) WPF
4 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.78%) CSS
5 4 (2.22%) SOAP
5 4 (2.22%) XML
5 4 (2.22%) jQuery
5 4 (2.22%) JSON
5 4 (2.22%) Ajax
5 4 (2.22%) REST
5 4 (2.22%) Sencha Touch
5 4 (2.22%) CSS3
6 2 (1.11%) Struts
6 2 (1.11%) Spring
6 2 (1.11%) Struts2
7 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (1.67%) iPad
2 3 (1.67%) Smartphone
2 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
2 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.11%) iPhone
3 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.56%) Kindle
4 1 (0.56%) PKI
4 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.56%) Open Source
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (66.11%) Windows 7
3 48 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (23.89%) Windows XP
5 26 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (8.89%) Windows Vista
8 7 (3.89%) Android
9 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.22%) Linux
11 3 (1.67%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.67%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.67%) ITIL
2 9 (5.00%) Migration
3 7 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (3.89%) Web Development
4 4 (2.22%) OO
4 4 (2.22%) Service Management
4 4 (2.22%) Android Development
4 4 (2.22%) iOS Development
5 3 (1.67%) High Availability
5 3 (1.67%) Scrum
5 3 (1.67%) Time Management
5 3 (1.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (1.67%) Project Management
5 3 (1.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (1.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (1.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.11%) Content Management
6 2 (1.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.89%) SQL
3 6 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.33%) VB
4 4 (2.22%) VBScript
4 4 (2.22%) C#
4 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.67%) C++
6 2 (1.11%) VBA
6 2 (1.11%) Java
7 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.44%) MCSE
3 8 (4.44%) Degree
3 8 (4.44%) MCITP
4 6 (3.33%) MCP
4 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.33%) MCTS
5 5 (2.78%) MCSA
6 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.22%) MCDST
7 3 (1.67%) CCNA
8 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) QA
1 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 89 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (7.22%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.22%) Terminal Services
4 9 (5.00%) XenApp
4 9 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.89%) vSphere
6 3 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (18.33%) SCCM
2 10 (5.56%) WMI
3 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.67%) WSUS
5 3 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.11%) SCOM
6 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.56%) VMware
3 25 (13.89%) Citrix
4 18 (10.00%) Cisco
5 13 (7.22%) HP
6 7 (3.89%) Symantec
7 5 (2.78%) LANDesk
7 5 (2.78%) Veeam
7 5 (2.78%) Apple
8 4 (2.22%) McAfee
8 4 (2.22%) AppSense
8 4 (2.22%) Kaseya
8 4 (2.22%) Sencha
9 2 (1.11%) Dell
9 2 (1.11%) EMC
9 2 (1.11%) Fujitsu
9 2 (1.11%) Infor
9 2 (1.11%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.56%) SOTI
10 1 (0.56%) Google
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