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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / South East
Rank 198 196 205
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 44 59 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 2.66% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 33
Median daily rate £150 £175 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £390 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £206
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £22.50 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.67 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-20.51% +19.07%

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
1676 2219 2407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.01% 25.05% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1325 1186
Median daily rate £380 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 163 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.59% +11.29%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +10 15 £150 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £362 +24.65% 3
Surrey +11 8 £130 -35.00% 6
Berkshire 0 4 - - 3
Kent +13 2 £145 -17.14%
Oxfordshire -12 2 £145 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £128 -
Middlesex - 1 £165 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 52 (65.00%) Active Directory
4 37 (46.25%) MS Office
5 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 29 (36.25%) Windows 10
7 25 (31.25%) Windows Server
8 23 (28.75%) SCCM
9 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
12 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 16 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 15 (18.75%) Citrix
14 14 (17.50%) ITIL
15 12 (15.00%) Skype for Business
15 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
15 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.75%) VPN
16 11 (13.75%) LAN
16 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
16 11 (13.75%) Office 365
16 11 (13.75%) Skype
17 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
18 9 (11.25%) SLA
18 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
19 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
19 8 (10.00%) Windows Vista
19 8 (10.00%) Cisco

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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (46.25%) MS Office
2 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.75%) LAN
2 11 (13.75%) Skype
2 11 (13.75%) VPN
3 8 (10.00%) DNS
4 6 (7.50%) DHCP
5 4 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.00%) SAN
5 4 (5.00%) WAN
6 3 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.75%) Wireless
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.50%) Firewall
7 2 (2.50%) Network Security
8 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.25%) IPsec
8 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Big Data
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (6.25%) Advertising
2 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Games
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Desktop Support
3 13 (16.25%) IT Support
4 12 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) IT Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Support Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (8.75%) Architect
8 7 (8.75%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (6.25%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) COM+
2 2 (2.50%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) WPF
3 1 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 4 (5.00%) iPad
3 4 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.75%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.75%) iPhone
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 29 (36.25%) Windows 10
4 25 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 8 (10.00%) Windows Vista
10 7 (8.75%) Android
11 4 (5.00%) Linux
12 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
14 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (1.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
2 8 (10.00%) Migration
3 6 (7.50%) Patch Management
3 6 (7.50%) Security Patching
4 5 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 4 (5.00%) Analytics
5 4 (5.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.00%) Service Management
5 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.75%) Time Management
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL V2
8 1 (1.25%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.25%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.25%) Information Security
8 1 (1.25%) MVC
8 1 (1.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) C#
1 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) C++
2 4 (5.00%) VB
2 4 (5.00%) VBScript
3 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) Java
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.00%) CCIE
4 4 (5.00%) CCNP
4 4 (5.00%) MCSA
5 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.50%) CCNA
6 1 (1.25%) CCA
6 1 (1.25%) CCAA
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
6 1 (1.25%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.75%) XenApp
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.50%) vSphere
6 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (28.75%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) BladeLogic
2 6 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (7.50%) WSUS
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.00%) WMI
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.25%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Citrix
3 8 (10.00%) Cisco
4 7 (8.75%) HP
4 7 (8.75%) Remedy
5 5 (6.25%) Apple
5 5 (6.25%) VMware
6 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.50%) Avaya
7 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.50%) Lotus
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle
7 2 (2.50%) SAP
8 1 (1.25%) Intel
8 1 (1.25%) Juniper
8 1 (1.25%) NetApp
8 1 (1.25%) Nokia
8 1 (1.25%) Novell