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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 47 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.57% 1.14% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 3.76% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £118 - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £158 £282
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -44.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+11.13% -7.69%
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
128 133 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.10% 30.37% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 59 65
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.40 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.90 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester - 4 - - 2
Basildon - 1 £120 -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 13 (72.22%) Citrix
3 13 (72.22%) MS Office
4 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
4 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 10 (55.56%) Incident Management
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (16.67%) MCSE
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco
8 2 (11.11%) Symantec
8 2 (11.11%) SQL
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (11.11%) MCITP
8 2 (11.11%) Network Security
8 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
9 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (5.56%) Android
9 1 (5.56%) SCOM
9 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
9 1 (5.56%) LANDesk

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (72.22%) MS Office
2 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory Support
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory Support Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Citrix Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Citrix Support
1 10 (55.56%) Citrix Support Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Help Desk Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Help Desk Support
1 10 (55.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Support Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Altiris
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
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