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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 117 108 113
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 1.72% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £195 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £195 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £195 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-46.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
506 522 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.10% 23.06% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 267 207
Average daily rate £340 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 42 73
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.45 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015. 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
North Yorkshire +6 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire -9 3 £306 +57.05% 10
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) MS Office
4 12 (52.17%) MS Exchange
5 9 (39.13%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (34.78%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
7 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (26.09%) WAN
8 6 (26.09%) DHCP
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) Sophos
9 5 (21.74%) Firewall
9 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (21.74%) VPN
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 4 (17.39%) Cisco
10 4 (17.39%) SAN
10 4 (17.39%) Mitel
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) Lync
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Phone
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 12 (52.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Lync
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) LAN
2 6 (26.09%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) VPN
4 4 (17.39%) SAN
5 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) NAS
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Support Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
4 4 (17.39%) IT Support
5 3 (13.04%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (13.04%) Support Technician
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8 Developer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) WinRT
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Phone
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (4.35%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) UAG
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Sophos
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Mitel
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam
6 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Siemens
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
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