The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 103 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.27% 1.01% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.14% 4.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -
Windows 8
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
437 331 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.38% 20.96% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 176 133
Average daily rate £325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 33
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -30.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.50 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Wakefield +3 3 £275 - 2
Leeds -11 1 - - 3
Pontefract - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) MS Office
3 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (42.86%) Sophos
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) LAN
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) DHCP
6 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) VMware
9 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 2 (14.29%) SCCM
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
9 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (14.29%) UAG
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (14.29%) VoIP
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL
9 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) IPsec
5 1 (7.14%) NAS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support
5 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) UAG
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Sophos
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Siemens
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam
4 1 (7.14%) WatchGuard