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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 180 204 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 78 32 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.37% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.20% 1.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 0
Average daily rate
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£195 £233 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.17 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
2441 2128 1884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.26% 24.78% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1065 855
Average daily rate £335 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 245 245
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.20 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +17 19 £475 +104.30% 8
Buckinghamshire -1 17 £155 +19.23% 5
Surrey +3 14 £195 +21.87% 6
Oxfordshire -13 13 £175 -46.15%
Hampshire -20 4 £300 -29.41% 4
West Sussex +4 3 - - 2
Kent -2 3 £200 - 3
Middlesex - 3 £148 -
East Sussex -6 2 £275 -
Isle of Wight - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (69.94%) Windows 7
3 82 (50.31%) Active Directory
4 78 (47.85%) Microsoft
5 64 (39.26%) MS Office
6 56 (34.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (30.67%) MS Exchange
8 49 (30.06%) MS Excel
9 40 (24.54%) Windows XP
10 34 (20.86%) VMware
11 30 (18.40%) ITIL
12 25 (15.34%) Citrix
13 24 (14.72%) Windows Vista
14 23 (14.11%) Security Cleared
15 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (11.66%) SCCM
18 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (11.04%) LAN
18 18 (11.04%) Backup Exec
18 18 (11.04%) Firewall
19 17 (10.43%) SC Cleared
20 16 (9.82%) WAN
20 16 (9.82%) MCSE
21 15 (9.20%) Cisco
22 14 (8.59%) DNS
22 14 (8.59%) Internet
22 14 (8.59%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 50 (30.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.52%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Lync
7 1 (0.61%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 64 (39.26%) MS Office
2 49 (30.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.04%) LAN
1 18 (11.04%) Firewall
2 16 (9.82%) WAN
3 14 (8.59%) DNS
3 14 (8.59%) Internet
4 10 (6.13%) DHCP
5 9 (5.52%) SAN
6 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.68%) VPN
7 4 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.84%) Wireless
8 3 (1.84%) DMZ
8 3 (1.84%) Intranet
8 3 (1.84%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.23%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.23%) NAS
9 2 (1.23%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.23%) SMS
10 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.61%) MS Access
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.13%) MSI
2 8 (4.91%) InstallShield
3 5 (3.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (3.07%) Finance
2 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.23%) Advertising
2 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.61%) Retail
3 1 (0.61%) Marketing
3 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (26.38%) Support Engineer
2 38 (23.31%) Analyst
3 25 (15.34%) Support Analyst
4 22 (13.50%) Desktop Support
5 15 (9.20%) 1st Line Support
5 15 (9.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (8.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.36%) Support Technician
9 11 (6.75%) Service Analyst
10 10 (6.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (6.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 10 (6.13%) IT Support
11 9 (5.52%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (5.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (5.52%) Developer
11 9 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.91%) Desktop Technician
12 8 (4.91%) IT Support Technician
13 7 (4.29%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.36%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.84%) HTML
2 3 (1.84%) CSS
3 2 (1.23%) .NET
3 2 (1.23%) HTML5
3 2 (1.23%) CSS3
3 2 (1.23%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.61%) WCF
4 1 (0.61%) WPF
4 1 (0.61%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.45%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.84%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.84%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.84%) FMCG
4 3 (1.84%) iPad
5 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 1 (0.61%) Open Source
6 1 (0.61%) Kindle
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.61%) Life Science
6 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.61%) SecurID
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (69.94%) Windows 7
3 56 (34.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (24.54%) Windows XP
5 24 (14.72%) Windows Vista
6 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.07%) UNIX
8 4 (2.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.84%) Android
9 3 (1.84%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.61%) Linux
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) ITIL
2 9 (5.52%) Service Management
3 7 (4.29%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (2.45%) Problem Management
6 3 (1.84%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (1.84%) Test Planning
6 3 (1.84%) Test Scripting
6 3 (1.84%) Project Management
6 3 (1.84%) Scrum
6 3 (1.84%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.23%) Migration
7 2 (1.23%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.23%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.23%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (0.61%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (0.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.61%) Test Management
8 1 (0.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.91%) SQL
2 6 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.45%) VB
3 4 (2.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.84%) C++
5 2 (1.23%) C#
5 2 (1.23%) VBA
6 1 (0.61%) XAML
6 1 (0.61%) VBScript
6 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (10.43%) SC Cleared
4 16 (9.82%) MCSE
5 14 (8.59%) MCP
6 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.07%) MCITP
7 5 (3.07%) Degree
8 4 (2.45%) CCNA
8 4 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.84%) MCSA
10 2 (1.23%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.23%) MCTS
11 1 (0.61%) PMP
11 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (50.31%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.13%) XenApp
4 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.68%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.84%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (11.66%) SCCM
2 18 (11.04%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.52%) OVSD
4 7 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.84%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.61%) SCOM
8 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 78 (47.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.86%) VMware
3 25 (15.34%) Citrix
4 15 (9.20%) Cisco
5 14 (8.59%) Symantec
6 8 (4.91%) HP
7 6 (3.68%) Apple
7 6 (3.68%) Veeam
8 3 (1.84%) Infor
8 3 (1.84%) SAP
9 2 (1.23%) AppSense
9 2 (1.23%) Telerik
9 2 (1.23%) Kaseya
9 2 (1.23%) EMC
9 2 (1.23%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.61%) Trend Micro
10 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.61%) GFI Software
10 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.61%) Remedy
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