The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Wiltshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 49 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.77% 0.18% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.32% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 92 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 24.22% 16.11% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 50 56
Average daily rate £250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £147 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 26
Average hourly rate £20.06 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Swindon +8 11 £225 - 1
Salisbury - - - -
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (90.91%) MS Office
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 19 (86.36%) Windows XP
4 16 (72.73%) ITIL
4 16 (72.73%) Apple iOS
5 15 (68.18%) Mac OS X
6 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
7 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.64%) SLA
8 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (9.09%) Office 365
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
10 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.55%) Node.js
10 1 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
10 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
10 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 1 (4.55%) Migration
10 1 (4.55%) HP
10 1 (4.55%) Cisco
10 1 (4.55%) Apple
10 1 (4.55%) EPoS
10 1 (4.55%) Chip and PIN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (90.91%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Desktop Support
2 11 (50.00%) Analyst
3 10 (45.45%) Support Analyst
4 9 (40.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (40.91%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (31.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
8 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
9 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
10 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
10 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 1 (4.55%) Developer
10 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
1 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) EPoS
1 1 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Windows XP
3 16 (72.73%) Apple iOS
4 15 (68.18%) Mac OS X
5 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco