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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 108 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.42% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 2.11% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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£120 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £270 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £270 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.21% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.36 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.23% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £9.60 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £12.90 £10.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%
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
534 332 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.56% 19.86% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 202 187
Average daily rate £375 £301 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.79% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 35
Average hourly rate £15.13 £12.45 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £150.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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
Leeds -23 5 £103 -62.03% 2
Bradford -10 2 £155 -
Batley - 1 £100 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Pontefract - 1 £120 -
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) MS Office
3 8 (44.44%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
5 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) WAN
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
8 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Replication
8 2 (11.11%) MCITP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Technician
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Vista
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Application Discovery
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) E-Procurement
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.56%) Trustwave
3 1 (5.56%) Avaya
3 1 (5.56%) Wyse
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Compaq
3 1 (5.56%) Altiris
3 1 (5.56%) Northgate
3 1 (5.56%) Civica
3 1 (5.56%) Google