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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 83 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.54% 1.06% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.57% 3.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
350 403 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.11% 26.67% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 192 157
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £108 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 29
Average hourly rate £12.22 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.37% -16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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
Bradford -1 1 - - 2
Leeds -4 1 £270 -14.28% 2
Dewsbury - - - - 1
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) MS Office
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (35.71%) Migration
6 5 (35.71%) Sophos
6 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
8 3 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 3 (21.43%) WAN
9 2 (14.29%) VoIP
9 2 (14.29%) VPN
9 2 (14.29%) VBScript
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL
9 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (14.29%) UAG
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
9 2 (14.29%) Becrypt
10 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (7.14%) Office 365

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support
5 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
6 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) UAG
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Sophos
3 2 (14.29%) Becrypt
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Novell
4 1 (7.14%) Siemens
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
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