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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 131 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 1.17% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.43% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £195 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £195 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £260 £255
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £9.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
521 513 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.26% 21.93% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 266 172
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £401 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 76
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 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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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 - 3 £115 - 5
West Yorkshire -12 2 £363 +85.89% 6
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) MS Office
4 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
4 7 (38.89%) LAN
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) DHCP
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) WAN
7 4 (22.22%) SAN
7 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) VLAN
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) VB
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (16.67%) Mitel
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (11.11%) XenApp
9 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
9 2 (11.11%) Problem Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
7 1 (5.56%) IPsec
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
7 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) WPF
1 1 (5.56%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.56%) ERP
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
1 3 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
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