The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 47 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.11% 0.22% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.65% 0.74% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £113 - £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £175
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.17 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +12.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
86 135 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 23.89% 29.87% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 87
Median daily rate £125 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Median hourly rate £16.88 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.10 £74.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 21 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
Gloucester - 3 £113 -
Cheltenham +8 1 - -
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (50.00%) DHCP
6 7 (50.00%) DNS
6 7 (50.00%) DBS Check
6 7 (50.00%) Time Management
6 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (42.86%) Network Management
7 6 (42.86%) SLA
7 6 (42.86%) Citrix
7 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
7 6 (42.86%) Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) Mac OS X
7 6 (42.86%) Apple
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 4 (28.57%) MS Office
9 4 (28.57%) Office 365
10 3 (21.43%) Local Government
10 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
10 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Mac OS X
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Time Management
2 6 (42.86%) Network Management
2 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Apple
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle