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 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 215 186 149
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -37
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 48 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.88% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 3.48% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 37
Median daily rate £360 £260 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £120 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 22
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £11.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £29.75 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
2209 2382 2293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.83% 25.31% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1252 1125
Median daily rate £378 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 247 208
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 1 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 1 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
Oxfordshire 0 12 £400 +213.72% 3
Hampshire +7 10 £575 +76.92% 6
Surrey -9 9 £325 -3.70% 1
West Sussex -7 5 £433 +57.27% 2
Berkshire -18 5 £150 - 6
East Sussex - 4 £360 - 2
Kent - 2 £148 - 1
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £115 -71.25% 6
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (71.74%) Active Directory
3 61 (66.30%) Windows 7
4 40 (43.48%) MS Office
5 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
6 33 (35.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (32.61%) Windows Server
8 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (30.43%) Windows XP
10 23 (25.00%) Windows 10
11 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
12 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
12 16 (17.39%) Firewall
13 13 (14.13%) ITIL
13 13 (14.13%) DNS
13 13 (14.13%) SCCM
14 12 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
14 12 (13.04%) VMware
15 11 (11.96%) Citrix
15 11 (11.96%) DHCP
15 11 (11.96%) Office 365
16 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (10.87%) Information Security
17 9 (9.78%) Migration
17 9 (9.78%) SLA
18 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
18 8 (8.70%) Linux
18 8 (8.70%) Driving Licence
19 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003

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 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.52%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.43%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 40 (43.48%) MS Office
2 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.17%) Google Apps
3 2 (2.17%) IaaS
3 2 (2.17%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) Firewall
2 13 (14.13%) DNS
3 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.96%) DHCP
5 6 (6.52%) FTP
5 6 (6.52%) HTTP
5 6 (6.52%) SMTP
5 6 (6.52%) SSH
6 4 (4.35%) Internet
6 4 (4.35%) LAN
6 4 (4.35%) WAN
7 3 (3.26%) Wireless
8 2 (2.17%) DMZ
8 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.17%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.17%) IPsec
8 2 (2.17%) MPLS
8 2 (2.17%) Network Security
8 2 (2.17%) Skype
8 2 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.09%) Back Office
3 1 (1.09%) Front Office
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Analyst
1 22 (23.91%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (15.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 11 (11.96%) IT Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) IT Support
6 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Support Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.70%) Service Analyst
9 7 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) Administrator
10 6 (6.52%) IT Administrator
11 5 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.43%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 5 (5.43%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (1.09%) BYOD
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) Windows 7
3 33 (35.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (32.61%) Windows Server
5 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (30.43%) Windows XP
7 23 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.70%) Linux
9 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.43%) Android
10 5 (5.43%) Windows Vista
11 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.26%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.09%) HPUX
13 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Information Security
3 9 (9.78%) Migration
4 7 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.43%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.43%) Service Management
7 4 (4.35%) Change Control
7 4 (4.35%) Content Development
7 4 (4.35%) ISMS
7 4 (4.35%) Security Auditing
7 4 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.26%) Email Filtering
8 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.26%) Project Management
8 3 (3.26%) SIEM
9 2 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.17%) Change Management
9 2 (2.17%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) VB
3 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.35%) CISSP
3 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) SANS
3 4 (4.35%) SSCP
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.17%) MCP
4 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.09%) CCA
5 1 (1.09%) CCNA
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
5 1 (1.09%) MCSE
5 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) GPG13
2 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (71.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.52%) BitLocker
4 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.26%) XenApp
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.17%) XenServer
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) SCCM
2 4 (4.35%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
3 3 (3.26%) WSUS
4 2 (2.17%) DameWare
4 2 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.04%) VMware
3 11 (11.96%) Citrix
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle
4 6 (6.52%) Remedy
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco
5 5 (5.43%) Lotus
6 4 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.35%) Qualys
6 4 (4.35%) Splunk
7 2 (2.17%) AppSense
7 2 (2.17%) Autodesk
7 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) HP
7 2 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.17%) Polycom
8 1 (1.09%) Reuters
8 1 (1.09%) Symantec