The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 16 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.65% 1.82% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.59% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
Windows 8
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
34 26 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.42% 23.64% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 44
Average daily rate £245 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Staffordshire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £240 -
Tamworth - 1 £150 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (10.00%) Office 365
7 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) XenApp
7 1 (10.00%) ERP
7 1 (10.00%) DataStage
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DataStage
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OOP
1 2 (20.00%) OO
1 2 (20.00%) MVC
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware