The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 5 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 28.00% 8.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
Windows 8
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wakefield region.

Operating Systems Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 44.00% 28.00% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £275 £150 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Sophos
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) UAG
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (10.00%) NAS
8 1 (10.00%) Veeam
8 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 (70.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) UAG
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Sophos
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard
3 1 (10.00%) Siemens
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
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Posted: 21 days ago