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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 183 191 206
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 86 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.72% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 2.93% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £181 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.10% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.77%
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
2350 2284 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.75% 24.52% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1144 1069
Average daily rate £351 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 238 241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Oxfordshire -4 31 £350 +59.09% 8
Berkshire -5 14 £255 -36.25% 4
Hampshire +1 13 £259 +8.94% 4
Surrey -2 9 £375 +87.50% 11
West Sussex -7 9 £250 -33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -19 3 £245 -11.71% 5
East Sussex +7 2 £325 +116.66% 2
Sussex - 2 £313 -
Middlesex +6 1 - - 1
Kent -1 1 £110 -72.50% 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (67.74%) Windows 7
3 83 (53.55%) Active Directory
4 80 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 61 (39.35%) MS Office
6 53 (34.19%) Windows XP
7 43 (27.74%) MS Excel
8 41 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (24.52%) VMware
10 37 (23.87%) MS Exchange
11 31 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (16.13%) SQL
12 25 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (15.48%) SCCM
13 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
14 23 (14.84%) ITIL
14 23 (14.84%) TCP/IP
15 22 (14.19%) PowerShell
16 21 (13.55%) DNS
17 20 (12.90%) DHCP
18 19 (12.26%) Citrix
19 18 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (11.61%) C#
19 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
20 17 (10.97%) .NET
21 16 (10.32%) Oracle
21 16 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (10.32%) Hyper-V
22 15 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (9.68%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 37 (23.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.58%) Lync
4 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.94%) IIS
6 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 61 (39.35%) MS Office
2 43 (27.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.65%) Agresso
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.84%) TCP/IP
2 21 (13.55%) DNS
3 20 (12.90%) DHCP
4 12 (7.74%) Internet
5 8 (5.16%) WAN
6 6 (3.87%) VPN
6 6 (3.87%) Firewall
6 6 (3.87%) Wireless
7 5 (3.23%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.58%) LAN
8 4 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.58%) SAN
8 4 (2.58%) VLAN
8 4 (2.58%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.58%) LTE
9 3 (1.94%) Intranet
10 2 (1.29%) LDAP
10 2 (1.29%) NAS
10 2 (1.29%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) Big Data
2 7 (4.52%) MySQL
3 6 (3.87%) SSDT
3 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) SQLite
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.52%) MSBuild
3 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.87%) Subversion
4 6 (3.87%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.87%) WinDbg
5 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.58%) Yeoman
6 2 (1.29%) MSI
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (5.16%) Finance
2 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.58%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.94%) French Language
4 2 (1.29%) Marketing
4 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.29%) Electronics
4 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (18.71%) Support Engineer
2 26 (16.77%) Analyst
3 22 (14.19%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (9.03%) 1st Line Support
4 14 (9.03%) Desktop Support
5 13 (8.39%) Developer
5 13 (8.39%) Service Analyst
5 13 (8.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (7.10%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Administrator
7 9 (5.81%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) IT Support
8 8 (5.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Programmer
10 6 (3.87%) PC Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.97%) .NET
2 8 (5.16%) ADO.NET
2 8 (5.16%) WinForms
3 4 (2.58%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.29%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.29%) Flash
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) WAP
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.52%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.94%) Handset
4 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.29%) Clustering
5 2 (1.29%) DTV
5 2 (1.29%) Statistics
5 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.29%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Life Science
6 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.65%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (67.74%) Windows 7
3 53 (34.19%) Windows XP
4 41 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (9.68%) Linux
8 7 (4.52%) Android
9 6 (3.87%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.87%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.94%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.84%) ITIL
2 16 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (8.39%) Incident Management
5 10 (6.45%) TDD
6 8 (5.16%) Service Management
6 8 (5.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (3.87%) Configuration Management
7 6 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.87%) Scrum
7 6 (3.87%) Information Security
8 4 (2.58%) Migration
8 4 (2.58%) Change Management
8 4 (2.58%) Information Security Management
8 4 (2.58%) Security Management
8 4 (2.58%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.94%) CRM
9 3 (1.94%) E-Commerce
9 3 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.13%) SQL
2 22 (14.19%) PowerShell
3 18 (11.61%) C#
4 15 (9.68%) C++
5 6 (3.87%) Python
5 6 (3.87%) Perl
5 6 (3.87%) C++/CLI
6 4 (2.58%) Java
7 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.29%) VBScript
7 2 (1.29%) VBA
8 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.81%) MCP
2 9 (5.81%) MCSE
3 7 (4.52%) MCSA
4 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.23%) CCNA
5 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.58%) MCITP
7 2 (1.29%) Degree
7 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.29%) MCTS
8 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) MOS
8 1 (0.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.68%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.65%) GxP
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (53.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.32%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.16%) XenApp
4 8 (5.16%) Terminal Services
5 6 (3.87%) vSphere
6 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.65%) UAG
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (15.48%) SCCM
2 6 (3.87%) SCOM
3 5 (3.23%) WSUS
4 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.29%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.29%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.65%) DameWare
5 1 (0.65%) OpenView
5 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.65%) OVSD
Vendors
1 80 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 38 (24.52%) VMware
3 19 (12.26%) Citrix
4 16 (10.32%) Oracle
5 7 (4.52%) HP
6 6 (3.87%) Perforce
7 5 (3.23%) Remedy
8 4 (2.58%) NetApp
8 4 (2.58%) Cisco
9 3 (1.94%) Apple
9 3 (1.94%) SAP
9 3 (1.94%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.29%) Veeam
10 2 (1.29%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.29%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.29%) Lumension
10 2 (1.29%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.29%) Avaya
10 2 (1.29%) Symantec
10 2 (1.29%) McAfee
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £110 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago