The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 23 27 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.69% 1.06% 10.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.03% 3.57% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate £200 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Windows 8
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 22.76% 29.79% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 27
Average daily rate £215 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.07%
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 Suffolk

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Suffolk region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows 8
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco