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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 80 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.79% 1.16% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.04% 4.08% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
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£365 £120 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+204.16% -9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £225 £305
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%
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
329 392 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.84% 28.51% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 192 120
Average daily rate £375 £343 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 52 48
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 May 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
Staines +8 3 - -
Cobham - 2 £365 -
Epsom - 1 £110 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) MS Office
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
6 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) Apple
7 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) DHCP
8 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
8 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 4 (23.53%) DNS
8 4 (23.53%) VMware
9 3 (17.65%) Process Management
9 3 (17.65%) SLA
9 3 (17.65%) Symantec
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (17.65%) Line Management
10 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
10 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (11.76%) Lync
10 2 (11.76%) Android
10 2 (11.76%) vSphere
10 2 (11.76%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (11.76%) MCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) VPN
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
1 4 (23.53%) PC Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Team Leader
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) PC Support
3 2 (11.76%) PC Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Manager
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Process Management
1 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) MCSA
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Apple
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) Websense
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Lotus
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy