The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 112 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.19% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 0.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate
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£238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
677 414 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.09% 19.32% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 203 307
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 68 84
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.42 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £34.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 8
England

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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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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
Wiltshire +3 12 £225 - 1
Dorset - 4 £400 - 2
Devon - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -20 1 - - 1
Somerset -21 1 £230 - 2
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
3 25 (73.53%) MS Office
4 21 (61.76%) Windows XP
5 17 (50.00%) ITIL
6 16 (47.06%) Apple iOS
7 15 (44.12%) Windows 7
7 15 (44.12%) Mac OS X
8 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (17.65%) SLA
11 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
11 5 (14.71%) Office 365
11 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (8.82%) Firewall
12 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
12 3 (8.82%) DNS
12 3 (8.82%) Cisco
12 3 (8.82%) LAN
12 3 (8.82%) WAN
12 3 (8.82%) Dell
13 2 (5.88%) HP
13 2 (5.88%) DHCP
13 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
13 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
13 2 (5.88%) Migration
13 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (73.53%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
1 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) DHCP
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Desktop Support
2 13 (38.24%) Analyst
3 11 (32.35%) Support Analyst
4 10 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (29.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 10 (29.41%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (20.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) IT Support
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Support Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Desktop Technician
9 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
9 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
2 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.94%) iPad
2 1 (2.94%) iPhone
2 1 (2.94%) EPoS
2 1 (2.94%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Windows XP
3 16 (47.06%) Apple iOS
4 15 (44.12%) Windows 7
4 15 (44.12%) Mac OS X
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) CoffeeScript
1 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
2 3 (8.82%) Dell
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) IronPort
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 21 days ago