The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / East of England
Rank 106 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 1.26% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.66% 5.27% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
Median daily rate £158 £120 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £163 £198
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +20.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
526 550 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.59% 23.88% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 277 337
Median daily rate £350 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 122 121
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.68 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the East of England region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the East of England region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -3 5 - -
Hertfordshire -1 4 £233 +25.67% 1
Bedfordshire +5 2 - -
Norfolk +1 1 £120 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £125 +11.11% 2
Suffolk -7 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (89.19%) Windows 7
3 28 (75.68%) MS Office
3 28 (75.68%) Active Directory
3 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
4 21 (56.76%) Citrix
5 18 (48.65%) Incident Management
5 18 (48.65%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.81%) SCCM
7 4 (10.81%) Office 365
7 4 (10.81%) Apple
7 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) ITSM
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Vista
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) VPN
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (5.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
9 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (75.68%) MS Office
2 18 (48.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.11%) VPN
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Analyst
2 21 (56.76%) Support Analyst
3 19 (51.35%) Help Desk Analyst
3 19 (51.35%) Help Desk Support
3 19 (51.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 17 (45.95%) Active Directory Analyst
4 17 (45.95%) Active Directory Support
4 17 (45.95%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 17 (45.95%) Windows Support Analyst
5 15 (40.54%) Citrix Analyst
5 15 (40.54%) Citrix Support
5 15 (40.54%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) iPad
2 1 (2.70%) iPhone
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (89.19%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.41%) Mac OS
6 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Incident Management
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) ITSM
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
4 2 (5.41%) People Management
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.41%) Validation
5 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) MCP
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (75.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) DameWare
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (56.76%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) Apple
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) Google
5 1 (2.70%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy