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 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 140 136 112
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 1.87% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate £145 £140 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -54.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £198 £220
% change year-on-year
-8.86% -10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.20 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +62.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
706 641 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.04% 22.00% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 359 303
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 64 68
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
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 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 28 April 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
West Yorkshire -3 5 £145 -44.49% 7
North Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (45.00%) SLA
7 7 (35.00%) DameWare
7 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
7 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (30.00%) ITSM
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (30.00%) MS Office
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
9 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (20.00%) MCITP
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix
10 4 (20.00%) MCSA
10 4 (20.00%) VPN
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (15.00%) Trend Analysis
11 3 (15.00%) Office 365

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) ITSM
3 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Server Patching
6 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Data Entry
6 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) MCITP
2 4 (20.00%) MCSA
3 3 (15.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) DameWare
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.00%) Sage