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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 163 201 250
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +49
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 83 34 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.40% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.43% 1.86% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 1
Average daily rate £193 £313 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.32% +140.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £248 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.17% +90.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2423 1830 2235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.50% 21.54% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 850 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 251 295
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.60 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 27 £238 -40.62% 10
Hampshire +8 14 £180 -58.38% 7
Oxfordshire +11 13 £120 - 4
Surrey -17 10 £158 +18.86% 5
Kent +11 6 £135 -58.46% 4
West Sussex +8 5 £355 -11.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -19 3 £215 +79.16%
East Sussex - 3 £345 -
Sussex - 2 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (67.15%) Windows 7
3 69 (50.36%) Microsoft
4 63 (45.99%) Active Directory
5 46 (33.58%) MS Office
6 42 (30.66%) MS Excel
7 33 (24.09%) Windows XP
8 32 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (16.79%) SCCM
10 21 (15.33%) Office 365
11 18 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (11.68%) VMware
12 16 (11.68%) LAN
13 15 (10.95%) WAN
14 14 (10.22%) Blackberry
15 13 (9.49%) MS Exchange
16 12 (8.76%) Cisco
16 12 (8.76%) HP
16 12 (8.76%) Citrix
16 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
16 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (8.03%) Wireless
18 10 (7.30%) HTML
18 10 (7.30%) Android
19 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
19 9 (6.57%) HTML5
19 9 (6.57%) JavaScript
19 9 (6.57%) SQL
19 9 (6.57%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 13 (9.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.92%) CMS
3 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.73%) IIS
5 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (33.58%) MS Office
2 42 (30.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.33%) Office 365
2 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) SaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.73%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.68%) LAN
2 15 (10.95%) WAN
3 11 (8.03%) Wireless
4 7 (5.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.11%) SAN
5 6 (4.38%) DNS
5 6 (4.38%) DHCP
6 5 (3.65%) Firewall
7 4 (2.92%) VPN
8 2 (1.46%) Internet
8 2 (1.46%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.46%) PBX
8 2 (1.46%) VoIP
8 2 (1.46%) VLAN
9 1 (0.73%) SSH
9 1 (0.73%) Network Security
9 1 (0.73%) IMAP
9 1 (0.73%) NAS
9 1 (0.73%) HTTP
9 1 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.11%) Subversion
2 7 (5.11%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.46%) MSI
4 2 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.73%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.73%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.73%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.73%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (2.92%) Finance
1 4 (2.92%) Publishing
2 3 (2.19%) Banking
3 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.73%) Marketing
4 1 (0.73%) Local Government
4 1 (0.73%) French Language
4 1 (0.73%) German Language
4 1 (0.73%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) Support Engineer
2 15 (10.95%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (10.95%) Developer
3 12 (8.76%) Analyst
4 11 (8.03%) Consultant
5 10 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) IT Support
7 7 (5.11%) Windows Support Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 7 (5.11%) Mobile Developer
7 7 (5.11%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.11%) Applications Developer
7 7 (5.11%) Mobile Web Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Active Directory Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.30%) HTML
2 9 (6.57%) HTML5
3 8 (5.84%) CSS
3 8 (5.84%) Web Services
3 8 (5.84%) .NET
4 7 (5.11%) JSON
4 7 (5.11%) Ajax
4 7 (5.11%) jQuery
4 7 (5.11%) XML
4 7 (5.11%) SOAP
4 7 (5.11%) REST
4 7 (5.11%) CSS3
4 7 (5.11%) Sencha Touch
5 6 (4.38%) WPF
6 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.92%) Struts
7 4 (2.92%) Struts2
7 4 (2.92%) Spring
8 1 (0.73%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.73%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.92%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.19%) Replication
4 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.73%) Firmware
5 1 (0.73%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (67.15%) Windows 7
3 33 (24.09%) Windows XP
4 32 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.30%) Android
8 9 (6.57%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.65%) Linux
10 4 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.19%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.46%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.73%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.73%) UNIX
13 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (5.84%) ITIL
1 8 (5.84%) Web Development
2 7 (5.11%) OO
2 7 (5.11%) Migration
2 7 (5.11%) Android Development
2 7 (5.11%) iOS Development
3 5 (3.65%) Time Management
3 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2
3 5 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (2.92%) Software Distribution
4 4 (2.92%) Web Application Development
4 4 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (2.92%) Unit Testing
4 4 (2.92%) Content Management
4 4 (2.92%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.19%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.19%) User Experience Design
5 3 (2.19%) Project Management
6 2 (1.46%) ERP
6 2 (1.46%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
1 9 (6.57%) JavaScript
1 9 (6.57%) SQL
2 5 (3.65%) C#
2 5 (3.65%) VBScript
3 4 (2.92%) Java
4 2 (1.46%) VB
5 1 (0.73%) Korn
5 1 (0.73%) AWK
5 1 (0.73%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.73%) C-shell
5 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.73%) Perl
5 1 (0.73%) PHP
5 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.92%) MCP
3 4 (2.92%) MCSE
3 4 (2.92%) MCSA
4 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.46%) MCITP
6 1 (0.73%) MCTS
6 1 (0.73%) MCDST
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) Degree
6 1 (0.73%) APMP
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) SLA
2 5 (3.65%) QA
System Software
1 63 (45.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (5.11%) Terminal Services
3 6 (4.38%) vSphere
3 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.46%) XenApp
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (16.79%) SCCM
2 8 (5.84%) WMI
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Intune
4 4 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.92%) WSUS
5 2 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (50.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.68%) VMware
3 12 (8.76%) Cisco
3 12 (8.76%) HP
3 12 (8.76%) Citrix
4 7 (5.11%) Sencha
5 6 (4.38%) McAfee
5 6 (4.38%) LANDesk
6 5 (3.65%) Dell
7 4 (2.92%) Apple
8 3 (2.19%) Veeam
8 3 (2.19%) Lumension
9 2 (1.46%) SOTI
9 2 (1.46%) Symantec
9 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle
9 2 (1.46%) Mitel
10 1 (0.73%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.73%) Google
10 1 (0.73%) AppSense
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