The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 55 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.22% 0.41% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.19% 1.49% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £175 £125 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £218 £200
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
Windows 8
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
84 67 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.22% 27.80% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 24 38
Median daily rate £328 £466 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £161 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 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 Kent region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Professional Services Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) iManage