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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 132 109 102
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.45% 0.50% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.94% 2.40% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Average daily rate
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£120 £270 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £270 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.10% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.36 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.23% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £9.70 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £16.45 £10.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.77%
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
723 500 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.99% 20.86% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 283 310
Average daily rate £350 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 71 67
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.55 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.46 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 3 September 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
West Yorkshire -19 10 £120 -55.55% 5
North Yorkshire -7 2 £120 - 2
South Yorkshire -17 2 £124 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows 7
3 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) MS Office
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
6 9 (31.03%) LAN
6 9 (31.03%) VMware
7 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (24.14%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
8 6 (20.69%) SLA
9 5 (17.24%) WAN
9 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Internet
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (13.79%) Service Management
10 4 (13.79%) ADSL
10 4 (13.79%) VoIP
10 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.79%) DHCP
10 4 (13.79%) DNS
10 4 (13.79%) SCCM
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
10 4 (13.79%) QA
11 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
11 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) LAN
2 5 (17.24%) WAN
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) ADSL
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Service Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) ITSM
5 1 (3.45%) E-Procurement
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCP
2 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
2 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.45%) DameWare
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
3 2 (6.90%) Northgate
3 2 (6.90%) Civica
3 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
3 2 (6.90%) Trustwave
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Compaq
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Toshiba
4 1 (3.45%) Wyse
4 1 (3.45%) Altiris
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