The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 47 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.22% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 2.78% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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 West Sussex region.

Operating Systems Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 108 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 26.29% 23.03% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 63 43
Average daily rate £363 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £213 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (12.50%) Kaseya
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Kaseya