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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 179 212 249
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +37
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 68 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.36% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.02% 1.48% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
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
2249 2100 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.23% 24.35% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 1057 904
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 £165 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 239 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.78 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +13 17 £450 - 5
Oxfordshire -5 17 £220 -43.22% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £171 -24.72% 6
Hampshire -7 8 £274 -39.16% 9
Surrey +7 7 £200 -58.11% 14
Kent -1 3 £400 - 6
East Sussex - 3 £213 -
Middlesex - 2 £175 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £375 - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (66.28%) Windows 7
3 89 (51.74%) Microsoft
4 84 (48.84%) Active Directory
5 62 (36.05%) MS Office
6 54 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (30.81%) MS Excel
8 45 (26.16%) MS Exchange
9 39 (22.67%) Windows XP
10 29 (16.86%) VMware
11 27 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (15.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (15.12%) SCCM
13 24 (13.95%) Citrix
14 22 (12.79%) ITIL
15 21 (12.21%) Firewall
16 19 (11.05%) Windows Vista
17 18 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2003
17 18 (10.47%) Cisco
18 16 (9.30%) LAN
19 15 (8.72%) DNS
19 15 (8.72%) Terminal Services
19 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
20 14 (8.14%) PowerShell
20 14 (8.14%) Microsoft App-V
21 13 (7.56%) Application Packaging
22 12 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 12 (6.98%) Hyper-V
22 12 (6.98%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 45 (26.16%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) Lync
8 1 (0.58%) SAS
8 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 62 (36.05%) MS Office
2 53 (30.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.40%) Office 365
3 6 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.21%) Firewall
2 16 (9.30%) LAN
3 15 (8.72%) DNS
4 12 (6.98%) SAN
5 10 (5.81%) WAN
5 10 (5.81%) DHCP
6 8 (4.65%) Internet
7 5 (2.91%) VPN
8 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.33%) Network Security
9 3 (1.74%) Wireless
9 3 (1.74%) Bluetooth
9 3 (1.74%) DMZ
9 3 (1.74%) Intranet
9 3 (1.74%) NAS
10 2 (1.16%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.16%) SMS
10 2 (1.16%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MSI
2 9 (5.23%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.65%) InstallShield
4 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (2.33%) Finance
2 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.16%) Advertising
2 2 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.58%) Banking
3 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (32.56%) Support Engineer
2 23 (13.37%) Analyst
3 16 (9.30%) Desktop Support
4 14 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 12 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (6.98%) Windows Support Engineer
6 11 (6.40%) Developer
7 10 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.65%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (4.65%) Escalation Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) Applications Packager
9 7 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.07%) Consultant
9 7 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Senior Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.56%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.49%) .NET
3 5 (2.91%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.91%) WPF
4 3 (1.74%) HTML5
4 3 (1.74%) HTML
5 2 (1.16%) CSS3
5 2 (1.16%) CSS
6 1 (0.58%) Web Services
6 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.49%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.91%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.91%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.74%) iPad
4 3 (1.74%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.16%) FMCG
5 2 (1.16%) iPhone
5 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) Open Source
6 1 (0.58%) Kindle
6 1 (0.58%) Life Science
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (66.28%) Windows 7
3 54 (31.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (22.67%) Windows XP
5 27 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (15.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.05%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.16%) Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.58%) UNIX
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.79%) ITIL
2 8 (4.65%) Migration
3 7 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (2.91%) Web Development
4 5 (2.91%) Service Management
5 4 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (1.74%) Test Planning
6 3 (1.74%) Project Management
6 3 (1.74%) Test Scripting
6 3 (1.74%) High Availability
6 3 (1.74%) Scrum
6 3 (1.74%) Regression Testing
6 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.16%) Business Development
7 2 (1.16%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.16%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.16%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (1.16%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.91%) SQL
3 4 (2.33%) VB
4 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.74%) C#
4 3 (1.74%) C++
4 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.23%) Degree
3 9 (5.23%) MCP
3 9 (5.23%) MCSE
4 8 (4.65%) MCITP
4 8 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.07%) MCTS
6 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.91%) MCSA
7 4 (2.33%) MCDST
8 3 (1.74%) CCNA
8 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PMP
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 84 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.72%) Terminal Services
3 14 (8.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.23%) XenApp
6 4 (2.33%) vSphere
7 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (15.12%) SCCM
2 11 (6.40%) Backup Exec
3 10 (5.81%) WMI
4 8 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.58%) WSUS
6 1 (0.58%) OVSD
Vendors
1 89 (51.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.86%) VMware
3 24 (13.95%) Citrix
4 18 (10.47%) Cisco
5 12 (6.98%) Symantec
6 11 (6.40%) HP
7 7 (4.07%) Veeam
8 6 (3.49%) Kaseya
9 3 (1.74%) Apple
9 3 (1.74%) AppSense
9 3 (1.74%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.74%) Infor
10 2 (1.16%) SAP
10 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.16%) EMC
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle
11 1 (0.58%) IBM
11 1 (0.58%) Dell
11 1 (0.58%) Avaya
11 1 (0.58%) CA
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