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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 97 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 36 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 0.47% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.63% 2.24% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 1
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£150 £175 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +84.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £220 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.31% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.83%
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
640 626 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.45% 20.89% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 342 268
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 83
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset - 8 £213 - 2
Gloucestershire -5 6 £150 -1.63% 3
Bristol - 6 £110 - 2
Wiltshire -3 5 £363 +104.22% 3
Dorset - 5 £450 -
Cornwall - 4 £100 -
Devon - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (54.79%) Windows 7
3 25 (34.25%) Windows XP
4 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
5 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
6 18 (24.66%) MS Office
7 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
8 14 (19.18%) Cisco
8 14 (19.18%) Firewall
9 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (15.07%) SCCM
10 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (15.07%) CCNA
11 10 (13.70%) Lync
12 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (12.33%) Migration
12 9 (12.33%) VMware
12 9 (12.33%) SLA
12 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
12 9 (12.33%) C#
12 9 (12.33%) SQL
12 9 (12.33%) .NET
13 8 (10.96%) Citrix
14 7 (9.59%) C++
14 7 (9.59%) SOAP
14 7 (9.59%) Web Services
14 7 (9.59%) C
14 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
14 7 (9.59%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.70%) Lync
3 4 (5.48%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Office
2 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) Firewall
2 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.85%) DNS
4 4 (5.48%) VoIP
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) DHCP
5 3 (4.11%) LAN
6 2 (2.74%) Internet
6 2 (2.74%) ADSL
7 1 (1.37%) WebEx
7 1 (1.37%) VPN
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.59%) Subversion
3 3 (4.11%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.11%) Law
2 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Military
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.22%) Technical Support
4 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.85%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Build Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Packager
8 2 (2.74%) IT Trainer
8 2 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 7 (9.59%) SOAP
2 7 (9.59%) Web Services
3 5 (6.85%) REST
4 2 (2.74%) LINQ
4 2 (2.74%) jQuery
4 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.74%) HTML
4 2 (2.74%) CSS
4 2 (2.74%) XML
4 2 (2.74%) XSLT
4 2 (2.74%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Smartcard
2 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Learning Management System
3 2 (2.74%) Statistics
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (54.79%) Windows 7
3 25 (34.25%) Windows XP
4 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.74%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.37%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Migration
2 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.59%) Embedded Software Development
3 6 (8.22%) UML
3 6 (8.22%) ITIL
4 5 (6.85%) Programme Management
4 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.85%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.74%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.74%) Password Management
5 2 (2.74%) MVC
5 2 (2.74%) CRM
5 2 (2.74%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.37%) OOD
6 1 (1.37%) OO
6 1 (1.37%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) C#
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 7 (9.59%) C++
2 7 (9.59%) C
3 6 (8.22%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (15.07%) CCNA
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) MCP
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.48%) KVM
4 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.74%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.74%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.74%) UAG
6 1 (1.37%) Xen
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.74%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) Cisco
3 9 (12.33%) VMware
4 8 (10.96%) Citrix
5 6 (8.22%) Remedy
6 3 (4.11%) Lotus
6 3 (4.11%) AppSense
7 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.74%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle
8 1 (1.37%) F5
8 1 (1.37%) Acronis
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec
8 1 (1.37%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.37%) Wyse
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