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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 55 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.77% 1.62% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.16% 6.45% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £135 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £173
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +8.19%

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
139 124 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.73% 25.15% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 65
Median daily rate £330 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 20
Median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 2 - -
Basildon -6 1 £135 +12.50%
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) MS Office
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) Citrix
3 12 (80.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCNP
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) WebEx
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (100.00%) MS Office
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) WebEx
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Analyst
1 14 (93.33%) Support Analyst
2 13 (86.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 13 (86.67%) Help Desk Support
2 13 (86.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory Analyst
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory Support
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Support Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix Support
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Citrix