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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 118 115 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 26 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 1.00% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.13% 4.73% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Average daily rate £193 £150 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -38.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £117 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £363 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £16.40 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.75 £31.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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
630 677 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.95% 21.19% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 373 246
Average daily rate £350 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 73
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.60 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +10 13 £113 - 5
Wiltshire +3 7 £288 -23.26% 2
Somerset +5 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire +4 1 - - 1
Dorset -3 1 £180 -36.28% 3
Devon -12 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (67.21%) Windows 7
3 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
4 27 (44.26%) Windows XP
5 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
6 17 (27.87%) Windows Server
7 16 (26.23%) MS Excel
8 15 (24.59%) SCCM
9 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (18.03%) Internet
10 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
11 10 (16.39%) MS Office
12 8 (13.11%) ITIL
12 8 (13.11%) Citrix
12 8 (13.11%) VMware
12 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
12 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (11.48%) HTML5
13 7 (11.48%) CSS3
13 7 (11.48%) Backbone.js
13 7 (11.48%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (11.48%) CSS
13 7 (11.48%) HTML
13 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
13 7 (11.48%) MVC
13 7 (11.48%) Ember.js
13 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.48%) Sass
13 7 (11.48%) LESS
13 7 (11.48%) Apache Cordova

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) Lync
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (26.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) Internet
2 6 (9.84%) LAN
3 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) Broadband
5 1 (1.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) Intranet
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Grunt
1 7 (11.48%) gulp
1 7 (11.48%) webpack
General
1 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support
3 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
1 7 (11.48%) Apache Cordova
1 7 (11.48%) Backbone.js
1 7 (11.48%) CSS
1 7 (11.48%) CSS3
1 7 (11.48%) Ember.js
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
1 7 (11.48%) HTML5
1 7 (11.48%) KnockoutJS
1 7 (11.48%) LESS
1 7 (11.48%) React
1 7 (11.48%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) CCTV
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (67.21%) Windows 7
3 27 (44.26%) Windows XP
4 17 (27.87%) Windows Server
5 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
8 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.28%) Linux
10 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
2 7 (11.48%) MVC
3 6 (9.84%) Migration
4 4 (6.56%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.92%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.28%) Analytics
6 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.28%) ITSM
6 2 (3.28%) Network Management
7 1 (1.64%) Change Control
7 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.64%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.64%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.64%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
2 7 (11.48%) TypeScript
3 3 (4.92%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Citrix
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) Adobe
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
3 3 (4.92%) Dell
4 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
4 2 (3.28%) Apple
4 2 (3.28%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Lotus
5 1 (1.64%) McAfee
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.64%) WatchGuard