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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 129 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 16 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.26% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.33% 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£278 £114 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+143.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £301 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 -
% change year-on-year
-23.28% -
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
686 456 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.73% 19.84% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 221 296
Average daily rate £350 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 103 105
Average hourly rate £16.67 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 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
Bristol - 4 £325 - 3
Devon - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -5 2 £150 -68.42% 1
Somerset -8 2 £170 +52.46% 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
3 21 (58.33%) MS Office
4 19 (52.78%) Windows 7
5 17 (47.22%) Windows XP
6 16 (44.44%) ITIL
7 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
8 14 (38.89%) Mac OS X
8 14 (38.89%) Apple iOS
9 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (22.22%) SLA
11 6 (16.67%) DNS
12 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
12 5 (13.89%) Firewall
12 5 (13.89%) Office 365
13 4 (11.11%) iPad
13 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (11.11%) Android
13 4 (11.11%) iPhone
13 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (11.11%) IronPort
13 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
13 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (8.33%) Dell
14 3 (8.33%) Intel
14 3 (8.33%) WAN
14 3 (8.33%) LAN
14 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (8.33%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (58.33%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) WAN
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Desktop Support
3 13 (36.11%) Support Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) IT Support
8 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) iPad
1 4 (11.11%) iPhone
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (47.22%) Windows XP
4 14 (38.89%) Mac OS X
4 14 (38.89%) Apple iOS
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) Android
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (5.56%) Migration
2 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
2 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
2 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
2 2 (5.56%) Change Management
2 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) IronPort
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
3 3 (8.33%) Intel
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) RightFax
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow