The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 106 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 36 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.35% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.97% 1.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £198 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
603 619 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.02% 21.68% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 299 303
Average daily rate £355 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 84 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £29.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 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
Devon - 10 £300 - 3
Dorset - 10 £305 - 1
Cornwall - 8 £150 - 1
Wiltshire -3 4 £375 +120.58% 2
Gloucestershire -5 3 £120 - 1
Bristol - 1 £275 - 3
Somerset - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Windows 7
3 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
5 16 (29.09%) Firewall
6 12 (21.82%) Cisco
6 12 (21.82%) Windows XP
7 11 (20.00%) CCNA
7 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (18.18%) MS Office
8 10 (18.18%) VMware
9 9 (16.36%) SCCM
9 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
10 7 (12.73%) C#
10 7 (12.73%) .NET
10 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (10.91%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (10.91%) Subversion
11 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.91%) C++
11 6 (10.91%) C
11 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
12 5 (9.09%) Smartcard
12 5 (9.09%) Citrix
12 5 (9.09%) SOAP
12 5 (9.09%) Web Services
12 5 (9.09%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) Lync
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) VoIP
5 2 (3.64%) ADSL
5 2 (3.64%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.82%) PBX
6 1 (1.82%) SNMP
6 1 (1.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.91%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Law
1 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Analyst
1 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Build Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.64%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) SOAP
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
4 1 (1.82%) Flash
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.82%) LINQ
4 1 (1.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.82%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Smartcard
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
3 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.82%) Windows XP
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.45%) Android
7 3 (5.45%) Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (1.82%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.82%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
2 6 (10.91%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.82%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (1.82%) Network Management
5 1 (1.82%) Password Management
5 1 (1.82%) MVC
5 1 (1.82%) OO
5 1 (1.82%) OOD
5 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) C#
2 6 (10.91%) C++
2 6 (10.91%) C
3 5 (9.09%) Java
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) CCNA
1 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) MCP
5 1 (1.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) CCNP
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCTS
5 1 (1.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.27%) KVM
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.64%) UAG
6 1 (1.82%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Xen
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) WSUS
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Cisco
3 10 (18.18%) VMware
4 5 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) Lotus
6 2 (3.64%) Apple
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) Intel
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
6 2 (3.64%) IronPort
6 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.64%) Acronis
6 2 (3.64%) RightFax
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) Veeam
7 1 (1.82%) AppSense
7 1 (1.82%) Altiris
7 1 (1.82%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.82%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
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