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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 193 192 182
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 60 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 2.78% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 21
Average daily rate £200 £213 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.60 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £14.80 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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
2118 2270 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.76% 24.42% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1115 900
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 185 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 22 £283 -31.51% 3
Hampshire -3 13 £120 -47.82% 11
Surrey -4 10 £275 +25.57% 7
Oxfordshire -5 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £245 +94.44% 6
Kent -6 3 £150 +20.00% 3
West Sussex +5 1 £400 -11.11% 4
Middlesex -2 1 £550 +120.00%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (69.48%) Windows 7
3 89 (57.79%) Active Directory
4 82 (53.25%) Microsoft
5 64 (41.56%) MS Office
6 52 (33.77%) Windows XP
7 42 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 40 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (22.08%) MS Exchange
10 33 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 33 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (19.48%) PowerShell
12 26 (16.88%) DNS
13 24 (15.58%) VMware
13 24 (15.58%) DHCP
13 24 (15.58%) ITIL
14 21 (13.64%) SQL Server
15 20 (12.99%) Firewall
15 20 (12.99%) SCCM
16 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (11.69%) Migration
17 18 (11.69%) TCP/IP
18 17 (11.04%) SQL
18 17 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2010
19 16 (10.39%) Linux
19 16 (10.39%) HP
20 15 (9.74%) Citrix
20 15 (9.74%) SLA
20 15 (9.74%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 64 (41.56%) MS Office
2 33 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.84%) Office 365
2 6 (3.90%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.88%) DNS
2 24 (15.58%) DHCP
3 20 (12.99%) Firewall
4 18 (11.69%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.49%) WAN
6 9 (5.84%) VPN
7 6 (3.90%) HTTP
7 6 (3.90%) Internet
7 6 (3.90%) LAN
7 6 (3.90%) VoIP
7 6 (3.90%) Wireless
8 5 (3.25%) VLAN
9 4 (2.60%) FTP
9 4 (2.60%) SMTP
9 4 (2.60%) SSH
10 3 (1.95%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.95%) Skype
11 2 (1.30%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.30%) LDAP
11 2 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Big Data
3 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.30%) SQLite
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.95%) Yeoman
4 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.30%) WiX
5 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.65%) MSI
5 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 5 (3.25%) Marketing
1 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.60%) Finance
3 3 (1.95%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) French Language
4 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 28 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (16.23%) Analyst
4 18 (11.69%) Desktop Support
5 15 (9.74%) Service Analyst
5 15 (9.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) Developer
6 14 (9.09%) IT Support
7 13 (8.44%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (7.79%) C# Developer
8 12 (7.79%) C++ Developer
8 12 (7.79%) C++/C# Developer
9 11 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) IT Analyst
10 10 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) .NET
2 14 (9.09%) WinForms
3 13 (8.44%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) RESTful
4 1 (0.65%) WAP
4 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.84%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.90%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.60%) User Experience
5 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.30%) iPhone
6 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.30%) Statistics
6 2 (1.30%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) Handset
7 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (69.48%) Windows 7
3 52 (33.77%) Windows XP
4 42 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 40 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (10.39%) Linux
9 15 (9.74%) Windows 10
10 10 (6.49%) Apple iOS
10 10 (6.49%) Windows Vista
11 7 (4.55%) Android
12 6 (3.90%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.30%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.65%) CentOS
15 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.58%) ITIL
2 18 (11.69%) Migration
3 15 (9.74%) TDD
4 14 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (6.49%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.84%) Service Management
8 7 (4.55%) Application Packaging
8 7 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.90%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.25%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.25%) Change Control
10 5 (3.25%) Change Management
11 4 (2.60%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (2.60%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.60%) Software Deployment
12 3 (1.95%) Cybersecurity
12 3 (1.95%) ITIL V3
12 3 (1.95%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.48%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.04%) SQL
3 15 (9.74%) C#
3 15 (9.74%) C++
4 11 (7.14%) VBScript
5 4 (2.60%) C
6 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) Python
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) CCNA
3 5 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.25%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.95%) MCITP
4 3 (1.95%) MCP
5 2 (1.30%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.30%) MCSA
5 2 (1.30%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 89 (57.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.84%) Terminal Services
3 9 (5.84%) XenApp
4 8 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.60%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.95%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (12.99%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.58%) VMware
3 16 (10.39%) HP
4 15 (9.74%) Citrix
5 8 (5.19%) Cisco
5 8 (5.19%) LANDesk
6 6 (3.90%) Google
7 5 (3.25%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.60%) Becrypt
8 4 (2.60%) Remedy
9 3 (1.95%) Apple
9 3 (1.95%) EMC
9 3 (1.95%) Intel
9 3 (1.95%) Juniper
10 2 (1.30%) Lotus
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle
10 2 (1.30%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.65%) CA
11 1 (0.65%) NetApp
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