The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 39 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.73% 1.10% 1.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.00% 5.38% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £265 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +71.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £191 £189 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.92% -16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
Windows 8
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
150 130 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.06% 20.38% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 69
Median daily rate £350 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 27 38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.60 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Colchester +1 16 £425 -
Brentwood +2 2 £104 -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 30 (93.75%) Windows 7
3 29 (90.63%) Citrix
3 29 (90.63%) MS Office
4 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
5 26 (81.25%) MS Excel
6 24 (75.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.50%) SCCM
9 3 (9.38%) VMware
9 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
10 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.25%) SCOM
10 2 (6.25%) XenApp
10 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (6.25%) MCSE
10 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (3.13%) SAN
11 1 (3.13%) Internet
11 1 (3.13%) Symantec
11 1 (3.13%) CCA
11 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (3.13%) MCSA
11 1 (3.13%) Unix
11 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
11 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (90.63%) MS Office
2 26 (81.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
General
1 1 (3.13%) Advertising
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Analyst
2 26 (81.25%) Help Desk Analyst
2 26 (81.25%) Help Desk Support
2 26 (81.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 25 (78.13%) Support Analyst
4 24 (75.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 24 (75.00%) Active Directory Support
4 24 (75.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 24 (75.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 24 (75.00%) Citrix Support
4 24 (75.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 24 (75.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.25%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (93.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CCA
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Citrix
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec