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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 118 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 24 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.24% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.60% 1.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
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
666 511 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.42% 20.84% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 248 324
Average daily rate £350 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 75 84
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -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
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Devon - 8 £250 -
Dorset - 6 £413 - 4
Gloucestershire -17 3 £120 - 2
Wiltshire -9 1 - - 4
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Windows 7
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.21%) Firewall
5 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (20.51%) Cisco
6 8 (20.51%) MS Office
7 7 (17.95%) CCNA
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (15.38%) VMware
9 5 (12.82%) Citrix
9 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.26%) DNS
10 4 (10.26%) ITIL
10 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
10 4 (10.26%) Android
10 4 (10.26%) SCCM
10 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (7.69%) iPad
11 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
11 3 (7.69%) iPhone
11 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.69%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) VoIP
4 2 (5.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.56%) SNMP
5 1 (2.56%) ADSL
5 1 (2.56%) PBX
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Subversion
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support
5 2 (5.13%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Flash
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.69%) iPad
2 3 (7.69%) iPhone
3 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.13%) Smartcard
3 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.26%) Android
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 3 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.56%) Windows XP Embedded
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (5.13%) UML
3 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
3 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.13%) Change Management
3 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.56%) Network Management
4 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) OO
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.56%) OOD
4 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C
1 3 (7.69%) C#
1 3 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (5.13%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CCNA
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) KVM
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.56%) UAG
4 1 (2.56%) Xen
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) IronPort
5 3 (7.69%) Intel
5 3 (7.69%) RightFax
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Apple
6 2 (5.13%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Acronis
7 1 (2.56%) Veeam
7 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.56%) AppSense
7 1 (2.56%) Altiris
7 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
7 1 (2.56%) CA
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