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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 102 111 121
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 28 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.10% 1.08% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.75% 4.54% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 8
Median daily rate £425 £200 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -39.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £200 £273
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -26.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
589 749 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.18% 23.86% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 372 429
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 114 127
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £42.50 £33.75
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
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 25 August 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 +8 18 £425 +30.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +25 6 - - 3
Suffolk +5 2 - -
Hertfordshire +10 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire -2 1 - -
Windows 8
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (86.30%) Active Directory
3 62 (84.93%) Windows 7
4 52 (71.23%) MS Office
5 51 (69.86%) Microsoft
6 41 (56.16%) Citrix
7 35 (47.95%) MS Excel
8 30 (41.10%) Incident Management
9 16 (21.92%) SCCM
10 15 (20.55%) Office 365
11 14 (19.18%) SLA
12 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
13 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
14 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
15 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
16 7 (9.59%) Mac OS
17 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
18 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
18 5 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
18 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 5 (6.85%) Windows Vista
18 5 (6.85%) VMware
18 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 5 (6.85%) LAN
18 5 (6.85%) WAN
18 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
18 5 (6.85%) Apple

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 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.11%) IIS
7 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.74%) Documentum
8 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (71.23%) MS Office
2 35 (47.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.55%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) LAN
1 5 (6.85%) WAN
2 4 (5.48%) DHCP
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.74%) Skype
3 2 (2.74%) VoIP
3 2 (2.74%) VPN
4 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
1 1 (1.37%) JProfiler
1 1 (1.37%) Subversion
1 1 (1.37%) YourKit
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) French Language
2 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (63.01%) Analyst
2 36 (49.32%) Help Desk Analyst
3 34 (46.58%) Support Analyst
4 33 (45.21%) Help Desk Support
4 33 (45.21%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 32 (43.84%) Windows Support Analyst
6 31 (42.47%) Citrix Support
7 30 (41.10%) Active Directory Analyst
7 30 (41.10%) Active Directory Support
7 30 (41.10%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 30 (41.10%) Citrix Analyst
7 30 (41.10%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 13 (17.81%) Support Engineer
9 12 (16.44%) Desktop Support
10 11 (15.07%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (12.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (10.96%) Service Analyst
12 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) Akka
2 1 (1.37%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
1 3 (4.11%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.74%) Robotics
2 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.37%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.37%) Informatics
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (84.93%) Windows 7
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
6 7 (9.59%) Mac OS
7 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.11%) Android
10 2 (2.74%) Linux
11 1 (1.37%) HPUX
11 1 (1.37%) Solaris
11 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Incident Management
2 4 (5.48%) Information Security
2 4 (5.48%) ITIL
2 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
2 4 (5.48%) Software Deployment
3 3 (4.11%) Change Management
3 3 (4.11%) ITSM
4 2 (2.74%) Data Architecture
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
4 2 (2.74%) OO
4 2 (2.74%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (2.74%) Project Management
4 2 (2.74%) UML
5 1 (1.37%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.37%) High Availability
5 1 (1.37%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (1.37%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.37%) SDLC
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.11%) VBScript
2 2 (2.74%) C#
2 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.37%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) CCNA
1 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (4.11%) MCSA
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) CCA
2 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (86.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) XenApp
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (69.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (56.16%) Citrix
3 5 (6.85%) Apple
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco
4 3 (4.11%) Cognos
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Adobe
5 2 (2.74%) Avaya
5 2 (2.74%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.74%) Kofax
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Google
6 1 (1.37%) Lotus
6 1 (1.37%) Sophos
6 1 (1.37%) Sun