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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / South East
Rank 193 192 195
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 40 63 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.75% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.57% 3.02% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 28
Median daily rate £260 £200 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £120 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £415 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £169 £163 £198
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 8
Median hourly rate £15.63 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £11.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.33 £19.00 £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +20.68%

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
1559 2087 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.47% 24.99% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1216 1153
Median daily rate £370 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 185 184
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +18 15 £293 +143.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £425 +73.46% 7
Surrey +13 5 £130 -52.72% 12
Berkshire -8 4 £170 -53.42%
Middlesex 0 1 £165 -70.00%
Kent -6 1 £145 -3.33%
Oxfordshire -8 1 £150 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (67.06%) Active Directory
3 56 (65.88%) Windows 7
4 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
5 33 (38.82%) MS Office
6 28 (32.94%) Windows 10
7 26 (30.59%) Windows Server
8 25 (29.41%) SCCM
9 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
11 16 (18.82%) Citrix
12 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 15 (17.65%) Skype for Business
13 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (15.29%) ITIL
14 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
15 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
15 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
16 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
16 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
16 11 (12.94%) Office 365
16 11 (12.94%) Skype
17 10 (11.76%) VMware
18 9 (10.59%) DNS
18 9 (10.59%) SLA
18 9 (10.59%) Cisco
18 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
18 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010

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 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
3 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.53%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (38.82%) MS Office
2 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Office 365
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.18%) PaaS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.94%) Skype
3 9 (10.59%) DNS
4 8 (9.41%) DHCP
5 7 (8.24%) LAN
5 7 (8.24%) VPN
6 5 (5.88%) SAN
7 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (4.71%) Wireless
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.35%) Firewall
8 2 (2.35%) Network Security
8 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.35%) WAN
9 1 (1.18%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.18%) IPsec
9 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Big Data
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.35%) MySQL
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Axure RP
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.35%) MSBuild
1 2 (2.35%) NuGet
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.35%) Subversion
1 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.35%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.18%) Advertising
2 1 (1.18%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Games
2 1 (1.18%) Legal
2 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 15 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (16.47%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (16.47%) Desktop Support
3 14 (16.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Analyst
5 11 (12.94%) IT Support
6 10 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 8 (9.41%) Architect
8 8 (9.41%) IT Engineer
9 7 (8.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (8.24%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (8.24%) Service Analyst
9 7 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (8.24%) Support Analyst
10 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (5.88%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
1 4 (4.71%) COM+
2 3 (3.53%) X-Windows
3 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.35%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) WPF
3 2 (2.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Blackberry
1 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.71%) Clustering
2 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.35%) EPoS
4 2 (2.35%) iPhone
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) BYOD
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.18%) Statistics
5 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (65.88%) Windows 7
3 28 (32.94%) Windows 10
4 26 (30.59%) Windows Server
5 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
8 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (10.59%) Android
9 9 (10.59%) Windows Vista
10 7 (8.24%) Apple iOS
11 4 (4.71%) Linux
12 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
13 2 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
14 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) ITIL
2 7 (8.24%) Migration
3 6 (7.06%) Patch Management
3 6 (7.06%) Security Patching
3 6 (7.06%) Software Deployment
4 5 (5.88%) Service Management
5 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.71%) Analytics
5 4 (4.71%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.53%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.53%) Time Management
7 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL V2
7 2 (2.35%) MVC
7 2 (2.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) C#
2 7 (8.24%) SQL
3 6 (7.06%) C++
4 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.71%) VB
4 4 (4.71%) VBScript
5 2 (2.35%) C++/CLI
5 2 (2.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.35%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) XAML
6 1 (1.18%) C
6 1 (1.18%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.71%) CCIE
5 4 (4.71%) CCNP
5 4 (4.71%) MCSA
6 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) MCP
7 2 (2.35%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CCA
8 1 (1.18%) CCAA
8 1 (1.18%) CCNA
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (67.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.41%) XenApp
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.53%) vSphere
7 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (29.41%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) BladeLogic
2 6 (7.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (7.06%) WSUS
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.71%) WMI
4 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.18%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.82%) Citrix
3 10 (11.76%) VMware
4 9 (10.59%) Cisco
5 7 (8.24%) HP
6 5 (5.88%) Apple
6 5 (5.88%) Remedy
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
8 3 (3.53%) Lotus
9 2 (2.35%) Aruba
9 2 (2.35%) Avaya
9 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.35%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.35%) Perforce
9 2 (2.35%) SAP
9 2 (2.35%) Symantec
9 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.18%) F5
10 1 (1.18%) Lumension
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