The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 54 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.01% 0.45% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.78% 2.63% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £288 £375 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.26% +134.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Windows 8
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
185 114 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 26.58% 16.99% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 57 67
Average daily rate £345 £355 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £19.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.66% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £28.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 2 £225 - 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) SCCM
3 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (26.67%) Device Driver
7 4 (26.67%) WSUS
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (26.67%) Software Deployment
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) Adobe
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) Back Office
9 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) VMware
9 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (13.33%) SharePoint

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V Architect
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Mac Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Email Filtering
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) HND
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe
3 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus