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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 218 186 157
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 50 80 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.84% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 3.42% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 39
Median daily rate £310 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £118 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £456 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £188 £235
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 23
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £11.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
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
2178 2336 2176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.49% 24.48% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1249 1053
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 237 204
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.78% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.28 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 23 July 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 23 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
Surrey -5 12 £225 -34.30% 4
Hampshire +14 11 £575 -4.16% 5
Oxfordshire -5 10 £475 +272.54% 3
Berkshire -16 8 £119 -28.95% 6
East Sussex - 4 £360 - 2
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £115 -71.25% 3
Kent +5 2 £148 +34.09% 3
West Sussex -9 1 - - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (69.39%) Windows 7
3 67 (68.37%) Active Directory
4 43 (43.88%) MS Office
5 41 (41.84%) Microsoft
6 32 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 27 (27.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (26.53%) Windows 10
10 24 (24.49%) Windows XP
11 17 (17.35%) MS Excel
11 17 (17.35%) SCCM
12 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
12 15 (15.31%) ITIL
13 14 (14.29%) Office 365
14 13 (13.27%) VMware
15 12 (12.24%) Firewall
15 12 (12.24%) Citrix
16 11 (11.22%) Migration
17 10 (10.20%) Information Security
17 10 (10.20%) TCP/IP
17 10 (10.20%) DNS
17 10 (10.20%) DHCP
17 10 (10.20%) PowerShell
18 9 (9.18%) Skype for Business
18 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (9.18%) SLA
19 8 (8.16%) Linux
19 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
19 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared

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 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (9.18%) Skype for Business
3 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.12%) IBM Notes
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 43 (43.88%) MS Office
2 17 (17.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (4.08%) Mimecast
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.04%) IaaS
4 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.04%) PaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) Firewall
2 10 (10.20%) DHCP
2 10 (10.20%) DNS
2 10 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.10%) LAN
3 5 (5.10%) WAN
4 4 (4.08%) FTP
4 4 (4.08%) HTTP
4 4 (4.08%) Internet
4 4 (4.08%) SMTP
4 4 (4.08%) SSH
5 3 (3.06%) MPLS
6 2 (2.04%) DMZ
6 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.04%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.04%) IPsec
6 2 (2.04%) IPX
6 2 (2.04%) SAN
6 2 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (3.06%) Finance
1 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.04%) Legal
2 2 (2.04%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.02%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Analyst
1 25 (25.51%) Support Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) 2nd Line Support
2 17 (17.35%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (15.31%) Desktop Support
4 14 (14.29%) IT Support
5 12 (12.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 12 (12.24%) IT Analyst
5 12 (12.24%) Support Analyst
6 11 (11.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 10 (10.20%) Service Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (6.12%) IT Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Blackberry
1 6 (6.12%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) BYOD
4 2 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) iPhone
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (69.39%) Windows 7
3 32 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 27 (27.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (26.53%) Windows 10
7 24 (24.49%) Windows XP
8 8 (8.16%) Linux
9 5 (5.10%) Android
9 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.10%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.04%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.02%) HPUX
11 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.02%) Unix
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) ITIL
2 11 (11.22%) Migration
3 10 (10.20%) Information Security
4 7 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.12%) Service Management
6 4 (4.08%) Change Control
6 4 (4.08%) Content Development
6 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.08%) ISMS
6 4 (4.08%) Security Auditing
6 4 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.06%) Email Filtering
7 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.06%) Project Management
7 3 (3.06%) SIEM
8 2 (2.04%) Change Management
8 2 (2.04%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.04%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.04%) C
3 1 (1.02%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) SQL
3 1 (1.02%) VB
3 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) CISSP
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.08%) SANS
3 4 (4.08%) SSCP
4 3 (3.06%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) MCP
5 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) CCA
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.02%) MCSE
6 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) GPG13
2 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (68.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.12%) BitLocker
3 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.06%) XenApp
5 2 (2.04%) XenServer
6 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.04%) DameWare
4 2 (2.04%) SCOM
4 2 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (41.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) VMware
3 12 (12.24%) Citrix
4 6 (6.12%) Lotus
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco
5 5 (5.10%) Intel
5 5 (5.10%) Remedy
5 5 (5.10%) Xerox
6 4 (4.08%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.08%) Qualys
6 4 (4.08%) Splunk
7 3 (3.06%) Apple
7 3 (3.06%) AppSense
7 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.04%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.04%) HP
8 2 (2.04%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.04%) Polycom
8 2 (2.04%) Symantec