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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 110 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 32 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.69% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.73% 3.15% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 1
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£150 £225 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +136.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -36.95%
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
677 634 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.98% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 350 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 66
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £39.15 £24.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Gloucestershire +6 9 £150 -14.28% 1
Bristol +6 7 £110 -63.33% 3
Somerset - 6 £150 -
Wiltshire -10 5 £363 +61.11%
Dorset +1 2 £305 -23.75% 2
Cornwall - 1 £100 -
Devon - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 32 (41.56%) Windows XP
4 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
6 17 (22.08%) MS Office
7 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
8 15 (19.48%) Migration
8 15 (19.48%) Lync
9 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
10 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (15.58%) SCCM
12 11 (14.29%) Asset Management
12 11 (14.29%) Programme Management
12 11 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
13 10 (12.99%) VMware
14 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
14 9 (11.69%) C#
14 9 (11.69%) SQL
14 9 (11.69%) .NET
14 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (10.39%) SLA
15 8 (10.39%) Cisco
15 8 (10.39%) Citrix
16 7 (9.09%) C++
16 7 (9.09%) SOAP
16 7 (9.09%) Web Services
16 7 (9.09%) C
16 7 (9.09%) Firewall
16 7 (9.09%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (19.48%) Lync
2 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Office
2 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.19%) DNS
3 4 (5.19%) VoIP
4 3 (3.90%) WAN
4 3 (3.90%) DHCP
4 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 3 (3.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) WebEx
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
6 1 (1.30%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.09%) Subversion
3 3 (3.90%) MSI
4 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (3.90%) Law
2 2 (2.60%) Legal
3 1 (1.30%) Military
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Analyst
2 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
3 6 (7.79%) Technical Support
3 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.79%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Build Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Applications Packager
6 3 (3.90%) Trainer
6 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Developer
7 2 (2.60%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) SOAP
2 7 (9.09%) Web Services
3 5 (6.49%) REST
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) CSS
4 2 (2.60%) XML
4 2 (2.60%) XSLT
4 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.60%) LINQ
4 2 (2.60%) jQuery
4 2 (2.60%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Smartcard
2 5 (6.49%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.60%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 32 (41.56%) Windows XP
4 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Windows XP Embedded
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Migration
2 11 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 11 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 11 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
3 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 7 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (7.79%) ITIL
4 6 (7.79%) UML
5 2 (2.60%) CRM
5 2 (2.60%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.60%) Password Management
5 2 (2.60%) MVC
5 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.60%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.30%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.30%) ITSM
6 1 (1.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) C#
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) C
2 7 (9.09%) C++
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) CCNA
1 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.19%) KVM
4 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.60%) UAG
5 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) VMware
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco
3 8 (10.39%) Citrix
4 6 (7.79%) Remedy
5 3 (3.90%) AppSense
5 3 (3.90%) Lotus
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle
6 2 (2.60%) Adobe
6 2 (2.60%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.60%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (1.30%) Wyse
7 1 (1.30%) Acronis
7 1 (1.30%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) Juniper
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