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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 174 153 192
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +39
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 84 95 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 1.06% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.55% 4.26% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -32.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £154 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -57.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -36.95%
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
2368 2232 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.31% 24.92% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1071 1022
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 215 272
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Oxfordshire -15 23 £128 -42.04% 3
Berkshire +2 22 £175 -47.16% 8
Surrey -4 16 £338 +117.74% 11
Hampshire -2 10 £325 +44.44% 9
Middlesex - 5 £164 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £400 +60.00% 2
West Sussex -10 3 £275 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (69.44%) Windows 7
3 89 (61.81%) Active Directory
4 67 (46.53%) Microsoft
5 52 (36.11%) MS Office
6 44 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 42 (29.17%) Windows XP
8 33 (22.92%) SCCM
9 31 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (20.83%) MS Exchange
11 29 (20.14%) VMware
12 22 (15.28%) Citrix
13 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (11.81%) ITIL
15 16 (11.11%) SQL
15 16 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
16 15 (10.42%) DNS
17 14 (9.72%) SLA
17 14 (9.72%) DHCP
17 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
17 14 (9.72%) PowerShell
18 13 (9.03%) Hyper-V
19 12 (8.33%) Incident Management
20 11 (7.64%) Oracle
21 10 (6.94%) Finance
21 10 (6.94%) Migration
22 9 (6.25%) Customer Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.78%) Lync
5 4 (2.78%) IIS
5 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (36.11%) MS Office
2 42 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.69%) Agresso
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
1 15 (10.42%) DNS
2 14 (9.72%) DHCP
3 9 (6.25%) Firewall
4 8 (5.56%) Internet
5 5 (3.47%) WAN
5 5 (3.47%) VPN
6 4 (2.78%) LAN
6 4 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.08%) SAN
7 3 (2.08%) Intranet
7 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.08%) Wireless
8 2 (1.39%) LTE
8 2 (1.39%) NAS
8 2 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.69%) PABX
9 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) MySQL
3 5 (3.47%) SSDT
3 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.47%) WinDbg
2 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.47%) Subversion
2 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.47%) MSBuild
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.78%) Yeoman
4 3 (2.08%) MSI
5 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (6.94%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Analyst
1 29 (20.14%) Support Engineer
2 19 (13.19%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.72%) Service Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (7.64%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.94%) Administrator
7 10 (6.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (6.94%) IT Support
8 7 (4.86%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (4.17%) PC Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Field Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Consultant
10 5 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) .NET
2 3 (2.08%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.39%) Flash
3 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.69%) CSS
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.78%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.39%) DTV
3 2 (1.39%) Clustering
3 2 (1.39%) User Experience
3 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.39%) iPhone
4 1 (0.69%) FMCG
4 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.69%) Life Science
4 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (69.44%) Windows 7
3 44 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (29.17%) Windows XP
5 31 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 8 (5.56%) Linux
8 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.78%) Android
10 3 (2.08%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) UNIX
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.81%) ITIL
2 12 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 10 (6.94%) Migration
4 9 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (5.56%) Service Management
6 6 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (3.47%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.47%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.47%) Scrum
7 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.78%) Change Management
8 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.08%) CRM
9 3 (2.08%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.08%) Information Security
9 3 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.11%) SQL
2 14 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.56%) C#
4 5 (3.47%) C++
4 5 (3.47%) Perl
4 5 (3.47%) Python
4 5 (3.47%) C++/CLI
5 3 (2.08%) VBA
5 3 (2.08%) VBScript
6 2 (1.39%) VB
6 2 (1.39%) Java
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.56%) MCP
2 8 (5.56%) MCSE
2 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) MCITP
3 6 (4.17%) MCSA
4 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 5 (3.47%) MCTS
5 4 (2.78%) CCNA
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.69%) MOS
7 1 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) GxP
System Software
1 89 (61.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.17%) XenApp
5 5 (3.47%) vSphere
6 4 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.69%) UAG
9 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (22.92%) SCCM
2 7 (4.86%) SCOM
3 4 (2.78%) WSUS
4 3 (2.08%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.39%) SnapMirror
5 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) OVSD
6 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.69%) OpenView
6 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.14%) VMware
3 22 (15.28%) Citrix
4 11 (7.64%) Oracle
5 7 (4.86%) HP
6 6 (4.17%) Remedy
7 5 (3.47%) McAfee
7 5 (3.47%) Perforce
8 3 (2.08%) Symantec
8 3 (2.08%) NetApp
8 3 (2.08%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.08%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.08%) Lumension
8 3 (2.08%) Becrypt
8 3 (2.08%) Lotus
8 3 (2.08%) SAP
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco
9 2 (1.39%) Dell
9 2 (1.39%) Avaya
9 2 (1.39%) Apple
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