The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 103 82 67
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.52% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.26% 1.85% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £150 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +8.26%
Windows 8
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
554 271 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.77% 24.79% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 145 118
Median daily rate £320 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 29
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Tyne and Wear -22 7 £150 - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) MS Office
5 8 (57.14%) Windows 10
6 7 (50.00%) SLA
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 3 (21.43%) XenApp
9 3 (21.43%) ThinPrint
9 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (21.43%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) Citrix
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (21.43%) AppSense
10 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
11 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
11 1 (7.14%) VPN
11 1 (7.14%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) 3G
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) AppSense
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) ThinPrint
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
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