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 6 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 40 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.56% 0.57% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.45% 2.42% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £150 - £90
UK excluding London median daily rate £178 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
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
131 124 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.12% 23.40% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 69
Median daily rate £348 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 13 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +23.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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
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 6 May 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 - 12 - -
Basildon - 1 £120 -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
1 23 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 19 (82.61%) MS Office
4 18 (78.26%) MS Excel
4 18 (78.26%) Citrix
5 17 (73.91%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (8.70%) SLA
7 2 (8.70%) MCSE
7 2 (8.70%) SCCM
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (4.35%) MCITP
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (4.35%) Back Office
8 1 (4.35%) Finance
8 1 (4.35%) Advertising
8 1 (4.35%) Migration
8 1 (4.35%) VMware
8 1 (4.35%) MCSA
8 1 (4.35%) Unix
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (82.61%) MS Office
2 18 (78.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
1 18 (78.26%) Support Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory Support
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix Support
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Help Desk Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Help Desk Support
2 17 (73.91%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
1 23 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (78.26%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) VMware