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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 38 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.65% - 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% - 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £148 - £158
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 - £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 - £172
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
74 76 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.03% 26.67% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 39
Median daily rate £328 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £543 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £14.84 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Rochester - 2 £148 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 July 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%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) DameWare
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) Autodesk
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

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 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 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%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support 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 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
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
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
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Autodesk
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) iManage