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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 207 160 205
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +45
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 58 75 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.83% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 3.42% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-25.55% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -29.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
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
2348 2194 1725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.85% 24.25% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1010 793
Average daily rate £350 £314 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% +0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 256 259
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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 March 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 March 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 -18 18 £375 +57.89% 3
Hampshire -12 14 £290 +61.11% 11
Oxfordshire -15 10 £175 +66.66% 3
Kent -7 4 £125 -7.40% 2
West Sussex -19 4 £250 -27.53% 3
Surrey -1 3 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £120 -44.18% 3
East Sussex -4 2 £525 +52.17% 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (67.16%) Windows 7
3 83 (61.94%) Active Directory
4 56 (41.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (38.81%) Microsoft
6 44 (32.84%) Windows XP
7 43 (32.09%) MS Office
8 36 (26.87%) MS Exchange
9 34 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (23.13%) MS Excel
11 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (21.64%) Citrix
12 28 (20.90%) SCCM
13 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
13 26 (19.40%) ITIL
14 23 (17.16%) VMware
15 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (11.94%) Service Management
16 16 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (10.45%) PowerShell
17 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
17 14 (10.45%) Windows Vista
18 13 (9.70%) SQL
19 12 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
20 11 (8.21%) DV Cleared
20 11 (8.21%) VBScript
20 11 (8.21%) MCSE
21 10 (7.46%) VB
21 10 (7.46%) Migration
21 10 (7.46%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 36 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (7.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.22%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.48%) Lync
6 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.49%) IIS
10 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.75%) Apache
10 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.75%) nginx
10 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 43 (32.09%) MS Office
2 31 (23.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) assyst
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.73%) Office 365
3 3 (2.24%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) WAN
1 8 (5.97%) DHCP
1 8 (5.97%) Internet
2 6 (4.48%) DNS
3 5 (3.73%) Firewall
4 4 (2.99%) LAN
5 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.24%) VPN
6 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.75%) PABX
7 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.75%) Wireless
7 1 (0.75%) DSL
7 1 (0.75%) SMS
7 1 (0.75%) IPv6
7 1 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) MySQL
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.49%) MSI
2 2 (1.49%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) Support Engineer
2 29 (21.64%) Analyst
3 19 (14.18%) Desktop Support
3 19 (14.18%) Support Analyst
4 18 (13.43%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (8.96%) Service Analyst
5 12 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (8.21%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (8.21%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 11 (8.21%) IT Support
7 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Support Technician
8 8 (5.97%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (5.22%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.48%) Field Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) CSS
1 2 (1.49%) HTML
1 2 (1.49%) .NET
1 2 (1.49%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.75%) XSLT
2 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.75%) WPF
2 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.75%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.75%) PhoneGap
2 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.22%) Open Source
3 4 (2.99%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.24%) FMCG
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) iPhone
5 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.49%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.75%) SecurID
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (67.16%) Windows 7
3 56 (41.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (32.84%) Windows XP
5 34 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (10.45%) Windows Vista
8 9 (6.72%) Linux
9 8 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.48%) Android
11 5 (3.73%) Windows Phone
12 4 (2.99%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.99%) UNIX
13 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.24%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.75%) CentOS
14 1 (0.75%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) ITIL
2 16 (11.94%) Service Management
3 10 (7.46%) Migration
3 10 (7.46%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.22%) Change Management
6 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.73%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.99%) Coaching
9 3 (2.24%) Line Management
9 3 (2.24%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.24%) Process Management
9 3 (2.24%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.49%) CAD
10 2 (1.49%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.49%) MVC
10 2 (1.49%) Project Management
10 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2
11 1 (0.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.45%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.70%) SQL
3 11 (8.21%) VBScript
4 10 (7.46%) VB
5 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.99%) C#
7 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.49%) XAML
8 1 (0.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) VBA
8 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.21%) DV Cleared
4 11 (8.21%) MCSE
5 9 (6.72%) MCP
6 7 (5.22%) RHCE
6 7 (5.22%) RHCA
6 7 (5.22%) RHCSA
7 6 (4.48%) MCITP
7 6 (4.48%) Degree
8 5 (3.73%) MCTS
9 4 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.99%) CCNA
10 2 (1.49%) MCSA
10 2 (1.49%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.75%) ISEB
11 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.75%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 83 (61.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.97%) XenApp
5 5 (3.73%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.75%) XenServer
7 1 (0.75%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 28 (20.90%) SCCM
2 8 (5.97%) Backup Exec
2 8 (5.97%) OVSD
3 7 (5.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.24%) SCOM
5 3 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.64%) Citrix
3 23 (17.16%) VMware
4 8 (5.97%) Oracle
4 8 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.97%) Apple
5 6 (4.48%) McAfee
6 5 (3.73%) Remedy
7 4 (2.99%) Symantec
7 4 (2.99%) Cisco
8 3 (2.24%) SAP
8 3 (2.24%) Borland
8 3 (2.24%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.49%) Intergraph
9 2 (1.49%) Telerik
9 2 (1.49%) Dell
10 1 (0.75%) Lotus
10 1 (0.75%) HP
10 1 (0.75%) Websense
10 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
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