The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 107 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.58% 0.88% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 3.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 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
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
508 575 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.95% 26.66% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 303 198
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 60 48
Average hourly rate £13.55 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
West Yorkshire -7 9 £270 -21.73% 7
South Yorkshire +9 3 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (40.00%) MS Office
5 10 (40.00%) SCCM
6 9 (36.00%) Migration
7 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (24.00%) Sophos
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
11 3 (12.00%) VPN
11 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
12 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
12 2 (8.00%) Becrypt
12 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
12 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (8.00%) UAG
12 2 (8.00%) Lync

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) LAN
1 5 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Deployment Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Network Support
6 1 (4.00%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Management
5 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) MCP
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) UAG
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Sophos
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) Remedy
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Becrypt
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Novell
5 1 (4.00%) Siemens
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
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