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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 124 137 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.46% 1.56% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
Average daily rate
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£150 £313 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £169 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -38.04%
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
722 705 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.35% 21.75% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 401 201
Average daily rate £350 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 82 83
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.62 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £35.25 £35.00
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 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 September 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
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 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
Bristol +10 10 £200 -36.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £145 - 1
Wiltshire -5 4 - -
Devon +1 1 - -
Dorset -4 1 £160 -60.00% 7
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (75.81%) Windows 7
3 35 (56.45%) Windows XP
4 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
5 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
5 21 (33.87%) Lync
6 19 (30.65%) Migration
7 17 (27.42%) Programme Management
7 17 (27.42%) Asset Management
7 17 (27.42%) IT Asset Management
8 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
9 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
10 13 (20.97%) MS Office
11 8 (12.90%) SLA
11 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (11.29%) SCCM
13 6 (9.68%) Citrix
14 5 (8.06%) Remedy
14 5 (8.06%) WAN
14 5 (8.06%) LAN
14 5 (8.06%) Office 365
15 4 (6.45%) VMware
15 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
15 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (6.45%) VoIP
15 4 (6.45%) Cisco
15 4 (6.45%) SQL
15 4 (6.45%) Internet
16 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
16 3 (4.84%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (33.87%) Lync
2 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) IIS
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) WAN
1 5 (8.06%) LAN
2 4 (6.45%) VoIP
2 4 (6.45%) Internet
3 3 (4.84%) DHCP
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) WebEx
4 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (1.61%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.61%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Law
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Military
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Analyst
1 9 (14.52%) Desktop Support
2 7 (11.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Support
5 3 (4.84%) Trainer
6 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) IT Trainer
7 1 (1.61%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (1.61%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (1.61%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) SOAP
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) CSS
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
2 1 (1.61%) XML
2 1 (1.61%) XSLT
2 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.61%) LINQ
2 1 (1.61%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.84%) Learning Management System
2 2 (3.23%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.23%) E-Learning
2 2 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) iPhone
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (75.81%) Windows 7
3 35 (56.45%) Windows XP
4 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.23%) Linux
7 1 (1.61%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Migration
2 17 (27.42%) Programme Management
2 17 (27.42%) Asset Management
2 17 (27.42%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (3.23%) Security Hardening
3 2 (3.23%) Server Building
3 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.23%) CRM
3 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
3 2 (3.23%) ITSM
3 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.61%) Password Management
4 1 (1.61%) MVC
4 1 (1.61%) Software Engineering
4 1 (1.61%) Data Protection
4 1 (1.61%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) MCSE
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) SCOM
2 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Citrix
3 5 (8.06%) Remedy
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Adobe
6 1 (1.61%) AppSense
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