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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 130 113 127
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.30% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.21% 1.32% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
768 529 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.51% 22.42% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 249 322
Average daily rate £375 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £125 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 90 84
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Devon - 7 £250 -
Bristol - 6 £325 - 2
Dorset - 2 £375 -
Somerset -8 1 - -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) Firewall
6 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco
8 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (20.59%) DNS
8 7 (20.59%) MS Office
8 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
9 6 (17.65%) CCNA
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (14.71%) Android
10 5 (14.71%) VMware
11 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
11 4 (11.76%) Citrix
11 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.76%) ITIL
11 4 (11.76%) iPhone
11 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (11.76%) IronPort
11 4 (11.76%) Application Packaging
11 4 (11.76%) iPad
11 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (8.82%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Lync
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Firewall
2 7 (20.59%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.88%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) VoIP
5 2 (5.88%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) SNMP
6 1 (2.94%) ADSL
6 1 (2.94%) PBX
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Network Support
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Messaging Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.94%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) iPhone
1 4 (11.76%) iPad
1 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Handset
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.71%) Android
7 3 (8.82%) Linux
8 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 2 (5.88%) Change Management
2 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
2 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.94%) Network Management
3 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.94%) Migration
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) CCNA
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCP
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) IronPort
5 3 (8.82%) RightFax
5 3 (8.82%) Dell
5 3 (8.82%) Intel
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Sophos
7 1 (2.94%) Altiris
7 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.94%) Adobe
7 1 (2.94%) Avaya
7 1 (2.94%) CA
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