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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 194 163 195
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +32
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 62 87 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.92% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 3.70% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £122 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £220 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.22% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.63 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.24% -35.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.06%
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
2460 2354 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.57% 24.89% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1238 1160 885
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £138 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 232 261
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -19 19 £350 +12.90% 5
Hampshire -5 15 £290 +61.11% 9
Oxfordshire -23 12 £203 +68.75% 5
Surrey -5 6 £365 +92.10% 7
Kent -4 3 £125 -7.40% 6
West Sussex -21 3 £300 -15.49% 3
East Sussex -10 2 £525 +52.17% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
Sussex -4 1 £300 -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (68.07%) Active Directory
3 79 (66.39%) Windows 7
4 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
5 42 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (34.45%) Windows XP
7 36 (30.25%) MS Office
8 32 (26.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (26.05%) SCCM
10 28 (23.53%) MS Exchange
10 28 (23.53%) MS Excel
11 26 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (21.85%) VMware
12 25 (21.01%) Citrix
13 18 (15.13%) ITIL
13 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
14 15 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
16 12 (10.08%) SQL
16 12 (10.08%) Hyper-V
17 11 (9.24%) VBScript
17 11 (9.24%) Linux
17 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (9.24%) Service Management
17 11 (9.24%) Migration
18 10 (8.40%) VB
18 10 (8.40%) Customer Engagement
18 10 (8.40%) DV Cleared
19 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
19 9 (7.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (7.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.20%) Lync
4 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.68%) IIS
6 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.84%) nginx
7 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (30.25%) MS Office
2 28 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) assyst
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Office 365
2 7 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.52%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.88%) DHCP
2 6 (5.04%) DNS
3 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.20%) Internet
4 4 (3.36%) Firewall
5 3 (2.52%) SAN
5 3 (2.52%) VPN
5 3 (2.52%) WAN
6 2 (1.68%) LAN
6 2 (1.68%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.68%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.84%) PABX
7 1 (0.84%) IPv6
7 1 (0.84%) SMS
7 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.84%) Wireless
7 1 (0.84%) DSL
7 1 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) MySQL
3 1 (0.84%) Redis
3 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) StarTeam
2 3 (2.52%) Yeoman
3 2 (1.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.84%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (5.04%) Finance
2 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.68%) Advertising
2 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.84%) Marketing
3 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.81%) Analyst
3 14 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.24%) Support Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (7.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Service Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.72%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) IT Support
7 7 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.88%) Field Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) HTML
1 2 (1.68%) CSS
1 2 (1.68%) Flash
2 1 (0.84%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.84%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.84%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.84%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.84%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) beanstalkd
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.88%) Open Source
3 4 (3.36%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.68%) Clustering
4 2 (1.68%) Life Science
4 2 (1.68%) iPhone
4 2 (1.68%) FMCG
5 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.84%) SecurID
5 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (66.39%) Windows 7
3 42 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (34.45%) Windows XP
5 32 (26.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.24%) Linux
8 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.04%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.36%) Android
11 3 (2.52%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.68%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.84%) CentOS
13 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.84%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.13%) ITIL
2 11 (9.24%) Service Management
2 11 (9.24%) Migration
3 10 (8.40%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.88%) Change Management
6 5 (4.20%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.20%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.36%) Coaching
7 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.52%) Process Management
8 3 (2.52%) Line Management
8 3 (2.52%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.68%) CAD
9 2 (1.68%) Project Management
9 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.68%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (0.84%) High Availability
10 1 (0.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.08%) SQL
3 11 (9.24%) VBScript
4 10 (8.40%) VB
5 8 (6.72%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.52%) C#
7 1 (0.84%) C
7 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.84%) PHP
7 1 (0.84%) VBA
7 1 (0.84%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.88%) RHCA
4 7 (5.88%) RHCE
4 7 (5.88%) RHCSA
5 6 (5.04%) MCITP
5 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.20%) MCTS
6 5 (4.20%) Degree
7 4 (3.36%) MCSE
7 4 (3.36%) CCNA
7 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.68%) MCSA
8 2 (1.68%) MCP
9 1 (0.84%) APMP
9 1 (0.84%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.84%) ISEB
9 1 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (68.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.04%) XenApp
5 5 (4.20%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.52%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.52%) vSphere
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.52%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.84%) XenServer
8 1 (0.84%) Postfix
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (26.05%) SCCM
2 7 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (5.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.36%) SCOM
5 2 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.84%) Puppet
6 1 (0.84%) OVSD
6 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.85%) VMware
3 25 (21.01%) Citrix
4 8 (6.72%) Oracle
4 8 (6.72%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.04%) Remedy
5 6 (5.04%) McAfee
5 6 (5.04%) Apple
6 4 (3.36%) Symantec
7 3 (2.52%) NetApp
7 3 (2.52%) Borland
7 3 (2.52%) Websense
7 3 (2.52%) Becrypt
8 2 (1.68%) Intergraph
8 2 (1.68%) SAP
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco
8 2 (1.68%) Dell
8 2 (1.68%) Lotus
9 1 (0.84%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.84%) Percona
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