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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 135 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.27% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 1.33% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £155 £226 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.49% +16.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £12.10 - £10.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 - £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 - £11.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
659 525 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.68% 20.47% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 303 267
Average daily rate £393 £340 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £157 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.35 £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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 -4 9 £120 -64.44% 2
North Yorkshire +3 1 £250 +117.39% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
4 17 (56.67%) Windows XP
5 14 (46.67%) ITIL
5 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 14 (46.67%) VMware
6 12 (40.00%) MS Office
7 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (26.67%) SLA
9 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Vista
11 6 (20.00%) ITSM
11 6 (20.00%) Finance
12 5 (16.67%) DameWare
12 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.67%) CCNA
12 5 (16.67%) MCSE
12 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.67%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) Office 365
12 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MS Access
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (26.67%) Service Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 17 (56.67%) Windows XP
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (20.00%) ITSM
4 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Server Patching
6 2 (6.67%) Data Entry
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.33%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) CCNA
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (13.33%) MCITP
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) DameWare
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) Rackspace