The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 87 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.49% 0.29% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.44% 1.07% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£219 - £133
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
Windows 8
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
287 375 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.92% 27.59% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 166 173
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £125 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 68
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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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
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Woking - - - - 2
Dorking - - - - 2
Epsom - - - -
Esher - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 10 (52.63%) MS Office
4 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Apple
6 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) Android
8 4 (21.05%) Lync
8 4 (21.05%) Symantec
8 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) Process Management
9 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
9 3 (15.79%) Internet
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
9 3 (15.79%) XenApp
9 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) DSL
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.26%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Support
2 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) PC Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) PC Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) PC Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Graduate
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Android
5 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.26%) Fedora
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Process Management
1 3 (15.79%) Line Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) XAML
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Apple
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) Telerik
6 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
6 1 (5.26%) Percona
6 1 (5.26%) GFI Software
6 1 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Websense