The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 220 208 162
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -46
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 53 59 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.59% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.24% 2.36% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 42
Median daily rate £153 £290 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.41% +22.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £126 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £218 £200
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.20 £22.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2371 2498 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.59% 25.10% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1276 1180
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 229 239
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Berkshire +2 13 £145 -57.03% 6
Hampshire -3 11 £128 -56.03% 8
Surrey -3 9 £400 +9.58% 4
Oxfordshire +5 8 £238 +17.28% 5
West Sussex -15 7 £433 +44.16% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £155 - 4
Kent -19 1 £175 +40.00% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (70.54%) Active Directory
2 79 (70.54%) Windows 7
3 55 (49.11%) MS Office
4 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
5 35 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 30 (26.79%) Windows Server
9 24 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 22 (19.64%) Firewall
11 20 (17.86%) Windows 10
12 18 (16.07%) DNS
13 17 (15.18%) ITIL
13 17 (15.18%) MS Excel
14 16 (14.29%) VMware
15 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
15 15 (13.39%) DHCP
15 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (12.50%) SCCM
17 12 (10.71%) SLA
18 11 (9.82%) Linux
18 11 (9.82%) Incident Management
18 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2013
18 11 (9.82%) Driving Licence
19 10 (8.93%) Office 365
19 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (8.93%) Migration
20 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
21 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 24 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (5.36%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.89%) Apache
Applications
1 55 (49.11%) MS Office
2 17 (15.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.93%) Office 365
2 4 (3.57%) Google Apps
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.89%) IaaS
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.64%) Firewall
2 18 (16.07%) DNS
3 15 (13.39%) DHCP
3 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.14%) FTP
4 8 (7.14%) HTTP
4 8 (7.14%) SMTP
4 8 (7.14%) SSH
5 5 (4.46%) LAN
5 5 (4.46%) Wireless
6 4 (3.57%) VoIP
6 4 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (2.68%) Skype
7 3 (2.68%) VPN
8 2 (1.79%) Internet
8 2 (1.79%) IPX
8 2 (1.79%) MPLS
8 2 (1.79%) SAN
8 2 (1.79%) VLAN
9 1 (0.89%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Yeoman
2 2 (1.79%) MSI
General
1 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.68%) Back Office
2 3 (2.68%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Marketing
3 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Support Engineer
2 25 (22.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (20.54%) Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 14 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (11.61%) Service Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) IT Support
7 10 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.93%) Administrator
7 10 (8.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) IT Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) IT Administrator
9 7 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (5.36%) Architect
10 6 (5.36%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Driving Licence
2 8 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Clustering
4 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.79%) iPhone
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
5 2 (1.79%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (70.54%) Windows 7
3 35 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 30 (26.79%) Windows Server
7 20 (17.86%) Windows 10
8 11 (9.82%) Linux
9 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (6.25%) Android
10 7 (6.25%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.89%) CentOS
13 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) ITIL
2 11 (9.82%) Incident Management
3 10 (8.93%) Migration
4 6 (5.36%) Change Control
4 6 (5.36%) Service Management
5 5 (4.46%) Change Management
5 5 (4.46%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.57%) Information Security
6 4 (3.57%) ISMS
6 4 (3.57%) Security Auditing
6 4 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.68%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (2.68%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.68%) Email Filtering
7 3 (2.68%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.68%) Patch Management
7 3 (2.68%) Security Patching
7 3 (2.68%) SIEM
8 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.57%) C
3 2 (1.79%) SQL
4 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.89%) Java
4 1 (0.89%) Python
4 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) CCNA
1 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.57%) CISSP
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.57%) SANS
1 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
1 4 (3.57%) SSCP
2 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Degree
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.89%) CCA
4 1 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.89%) MCITP
4 1 (0.89%) MCP
4 1 (0.89%) MCSA
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) SLA
2 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 79 (70.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.68%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.79%) XenApp
6 2 (1.79%) XenServer
7 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.89%) vSphere
7 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) SCOM
2 3 (2.68%) Windows Intune
2 3 (2.68%) WSUS
3 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.29%) VMware
3 8 (7.14%) Citrix
4 7 (6.25%) Cisco
5 6 (5.36%) Remedy
6 5 (4.46%) Lotus
6 5 (4.46%) Xerox
7 4 (3.57%) Google
7 4 (3.57%) HP
7 4 (3.57%) Intel
7 4 (3.57%) Qualys
7 4 (3.57%) Splunk
8 3 (2.68%) AppSense
8 3 (2.68%) Juniper
9 2 (1.79%) Apple
9 2 (1.79%) Polycom
10 1 (0.89%) Altiris
10 1 (0.89%) iManage
10 1 (0.89%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.89%) Rackspace
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