The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 110 108 122
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 28 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 1.10% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.47% 4.99% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 17
Median daily rate £300 £150 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £100 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £363 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £189 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.85% -16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £13.47
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +20.28%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
627 681 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.26% 21.97% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 397 366
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 90 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.27 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Bristol +16 14 £325 +195.45% 2
Gloucestershire -8 6 £163 +8.33%
Somerset +8 5 £191 +27.33%
Devon +4 1 - -
Dorset -9 1 - - 3
Wiltshire -13 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (78.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (78.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.00%) VMware
4 20 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (26.00%) DNS
9 12 (24.00%) DHCP
9 12 (24.00%) MS Office
9 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.00%) LAN
12 8 (16.00%) WAN
12 8 (16.00%) XenApp
13 7 (14.00%) XenDesktop
13 7 (14.00%) SCCM
13 7 (14.00%) Dell
13 7 (14.00%) Oracle
13 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
13 7 (14.00%) VMware ESX
14 6 (12.00%) Migration
14 6 (12.00%) Intel Security
14 6 (12.00%) VBScript

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) DNS
2 12 (24.00%) DHCP
3 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.00%) LAN
4 8 (16.00%) WAN
5 6 (12.00%) VPN
6 3 (6.00%) Internet
7 2 (4.00%) Wireless
8 1 (2.00%) Firewall
8 1 (2.00%) Intranet
8 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Grunt
1 3 (6.00%) gulp
1 3 (6.00%) webpack
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 10 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 6 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support
6 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) HTML
2 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.00%) Apache Cordova
2 3 (6.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (6.00%) CSS
2 3 (6.00%) CSS3
2 3 (6.00%) Ember.js
2 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (6.00%) HTML5
2 3 (6.00%) JSON
2 3 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (6.00%) LESS
2 3 (6.00%) React
2 3 (6.00%) Sass
3 2 (4.00%) Dalvik
3 2 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (78.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (8.00%) Linux
10 3 (6.00%) Android
10 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.00%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
12 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Migration
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (6.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (6.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile Development
3 3 (6.00%) MVC
3 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.00%) Analytics
5 1 (2.00%) Android Development
5 1 (2.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.00%) VBScript
4 3 (6.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (78.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (16.00%) XenApp
5 7 (14.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (14.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) VMware
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) Dell
3 7 (14.00%) Oracle
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco
4 6 (12.00%) Intel Security
5 5 (10.00%) HP
5 5 (10.00%) Wyse
6 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.00%) AppSense
8 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.00%) Google