The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 102 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.33% 0.75% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 3.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £95 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +92.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £22.75 -
% change year-on-year
-32.41% -
Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
369 266 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.47% 20.08% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 110 142
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £111 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 37
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £34.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -20 2 - - 1
Wakefield - 2 - -
Mirfield - - - -
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (35.29%) Migration
6 6 (35.29%) SCCM
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Vista
7 5 (29.41%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 2 (11.76%) Lotus
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
10 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
10 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
10 2 (11.76%) VBScript
10 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution
10 2 (11.76%) Becrypt
10 2 (11.76%) LANDesk
10 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
10 2 (11.76%) Sophos
10 2 (11.76%) Publishing

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Technical Support
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Support Officer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) VBScript
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Lotus
2 2 (11.76%) Becrypt
2 2 (11.76%) LANDesk
2 2 (11.76%) Sophos
2 2 (11.76%) Altiris
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) BMC
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy