The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 22 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.78% 1.98% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.33% 5.56% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £166 £195
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -14.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +22.80%

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

Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 33.33% 35.64% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 26
Median daily rate £425 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £26.75 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.92% -83.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Guildford 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 Guildford

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) X-Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) Skype
5 1 (20.00%) BYOD

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford 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 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) BYOD
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco