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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 91 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.64% 1.16% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 4.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 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 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
396 364 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.09% 23.42% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 194 95
Average daily rate £300 £319 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 27
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.45 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -19.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.50 £45.00 £19.50
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 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 31 October 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
Leeds -22 2 £270 -10.00% 2
Halifax - 1 - - 1
Bradford - - - - 1
Dewsbury - - - -
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) MS Office
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Sophos
4 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) LAN
6 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (16.67%) VoIP
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
8 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (16.67%) UAG
9 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
9 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (50.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Technician
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) UAG
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Novell
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
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