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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - 55 60
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire - 0.86% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 4.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate - £375 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +120.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £198 £220
% change year-on-year
-8.86% -10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
159 124 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 23.95% 17.84% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 36 69
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £13.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% +24.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £21.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Back Office
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
5 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
6 1 (14.29%) Data Centre

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V Architect
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mac Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Email Filtering
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Apple