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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 211 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 49 86 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.89% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.38% 3.69% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 26
Median daily rate £158 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £118 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £208 £281
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.38 £35.00 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
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
2061 2333 2270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.73% 24.02% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1255 1136
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 230 224
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £45.00 £40.00
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 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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
Surrey +7 13 £155 -58.80% 7
Oxfordshire -21 10 £313 -10.71% 3
Berkshire -1 9 £119 -40.50% 7
Hampshire +5 8 £159 -38.55% 12
East Sussex +8 4 £345 +6.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £115 -71.25% 2
Kent +8 2 £148 +34.09%
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (70.53%) Windows 7
3 65 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 40 (42.11%) MS Office
5 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
6 28 (29.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (29.47%) Windows 10
7 27 (28.42%) Windows Server
8 22 (23.16%) Windows XP
9 21 (22.11%) SCCM
10 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
12 14 (14.74%) Office 365
13 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
13 13 (13.68%) VMware
13 13 (13.68%) Citrix
13 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
14 12 (12.63%) ITIL
15 10 (10.53%) Migration
15 10 (10.53%) Information Security
15 10 (10.53%) Skype for Business
16 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
17 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
17 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (8.42%) Firewall
17 8 (8.42%) Oracle
18 7 (7.37%) DHCP
18 7 (7.37%) Service Management

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 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.32%) IBM Notes
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 40 (42.11%) MS Office
2 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.74%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.21%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Firewall
2 7 (7.37%) DHCP
3 6 (6.32%) DNS
3 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.21%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) WAN
5 3 (3.16%) Internet
5 3 (3.16%) MPLS
6 2 (2.11%) DMZ
6 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.11%) IPsec
6 2 (2.11%) Network Security
6 2 (2.11%) SAN
6 2 (2.11%) VLAN
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.05%) FTP
7 1 (1.05%) SSH
7 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) SSDT
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.11%) MSBuild
1 2 (2.11%) MSI
1 2 (2.11%) NuGet
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.11%) Subversion
1 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.11%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.05%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (3.16%) Finance
1 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.11%) Legal
2 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.05%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (31.58%) Analyst
2 24 (25.26%) Support Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) IT Support
4 16 (16.84%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (16.84%) Desktop Support
5 15 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (15.79%) Support Analyst
6 14 (14.74%) IT Analyst
6 14 (14.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (13.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 13 (13.68%) Service Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (8.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) IT Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.16%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) WPF
4 1 (1.05%) XSLT
4 1 (1.05%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.16%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) BYOD
4 2 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) EPoS
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (70.53%) Windows 7
3 28 (29.47%) Windows 10
3 28 (29.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (28.42%) Windows Server
5 22 (23.16%) Windows XP
6 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.37%) Android
8 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.26%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.21%) Linux
11 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.05%) HPUX
12 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.05%) Unix
12 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.63%) ITIL
2 10 (10.53%) Information Security
2 10 (10.53%) Migration
3 7 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (7.37%) Service Management
4 5 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.21%) Change Control
5 4 (4.21%) Content Development
5 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.21%) ISMS
5 4 (4.21%) Security Auditing
5 4 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.16%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.16%) Email Filtering
6 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.16%) Project Management
6 3 (3.16%) SIEM
7 2 (2.11%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.16%) C#
2 3 (3.16%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) C++
3 2 (2.11%) C++/CLI
3 2 (2.11%) Perl
3 2 (2.11%) Python
4 1 (1.05%) C
4 1 (1.05%) Java
4 1 (1.05%) VB
4 1 (1.05%) VBScript
4 1 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) CISSP
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
3 4 (4.21%) MCP
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.21%) SANS
3 4 (4.21%) SSCP
4 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) CCA
5 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) GPG13
1 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.32%) BitLocker
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.16%) XenApp
6 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (22.11%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.16%) WSUS
4 2 (2.11%) DameWare
4 2 (2.11%) SCOM
4 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.68%) Citrix
2 13 (13.68%) VMware
3 8 (8.42%) Oracle
4 6 (6.32%) Lotus
5 5 (5.26%) Cisco
5 5 (5.26%) Intel
5 5 (5.26%) Xerox
6 4 (4.21%) Apple
6 4 (4.21%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.21%) Qualys
6 4 (4.21%) Splunk
7 3 (3.16%) AppSense
7 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.16%) Symantec
8 2 (2.11%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.11%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.11%) Perforce
9 1 (1.05%) Wyse