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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 103 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 23 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 1.05% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.92% 4.49% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Median daily rate £143 £120 £156
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £111 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £228 £229
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
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 East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
587 602 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.25% 23.34% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 284 433
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 140 120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £40.70 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 10 - - 1
Hertfordshire 0 6 £228 +3.40% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £83 -37.14%
Norfolk +6 1 £120 -
Bedfordshire +4 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (94.00%) Windows 7
3 40 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
4 39 (78.00%) MS Office
5 31 (62.00%) Citrix
6 27 (54.00%) MS Excel
6 27 (54.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (14.00%) SCCM
8 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.00%) Office 365
8 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (12.00%) ITIL
9 5 (10.00%) VMware
9 5 (10.00%) ITSM
9 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (8.00%) SLA
10 4 (8.00%) VPN
11 3 (6.00%) DNS
11 3 (6.00%) DHCP
11 3 (6.00%) Apple
11 3 (6.00%) Service Management
11 3 (6.00%) Change Management
11 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
11 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
12 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared

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 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (78.00%) MS Office
2 27 (54.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) VPN
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Analyst
2 30 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 27 (54.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 27 (54.00%) Help Desk Support
3 27 (54.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 25 (50.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 25 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
4 25 (50.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 25 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 24 (48.00%) Citrix Analyst
5 24 (48.00%) Citrix Support
5 24 (48.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 8 (16.00%) Support Engineer
7 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support
8 5 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) IT Support
9 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (4.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.00%) iPad
2 1 (2.00%) iPhone
2 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (94.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) ITSM
4 3 (6.00%) Change Management
4 3 (6.00%) Service Management
5 2 (4.00%) Information Security
5 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.00%) Validation
6 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.00%) People Management
6 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) VBA
2 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) MCP
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 40 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (62.00%) Citrix
3 5 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) Avaya
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Cognos
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.00%) Sophos
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec