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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 117 115 128
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 1.06% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.65% 5.18% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 6
Median daily rate £113 £139 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -51.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £88 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £299 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.40 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £18.60 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +17.85%
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
602 657 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.83% 20.45% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 375 408
Median daily rate £310 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 130
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £11.89 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Gloucestershire +6 10 £116 -10.57%
Dorset +6 8 £110 -38.88% 1
Bristol -7 3 £281 +127.27%
Wiltshire -8 1 £300 -14.40% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 26 (78.79%) Windows 7
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (45.45%) Windows 10
5 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (42.42%) VMware
6 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
7 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (24.24%) MS Office
10 8 (24.24%) Citrix
11 7 (21.21%) DHCP
11 7 (21.21%) DNS
12 6 (18.18%) LAN
12 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
12 6 (18.18%) WAN
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
13 5 (15.15%) Time Management
13 5 (15.15%) Mac OS X
13 5 (15.15%) Apple
13 5 (15.15%) HP
13 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
13 5 (15.15%) DBS Check
14 4 (12.12%) Wireless
14 4 (12.12%) Finance
14 4 (12.12%) SLA

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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DHCP
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) Wireless
4 3 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) ADSL
5 2 (6.06%) Extranet
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) VoIP
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Support Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (24.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
6 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Customer Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Field Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.03%) WPF
1 1 (3.03%) XSLT
1 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows 7
3 15 (45.45%) Windows 10
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 5 (15.15%) Mac OS X
9 3 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (6.06%) Linux
10 2 (6.06%) Unix
10 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
11 1 (3.03%) Android
11 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
1 5 (15.15%) Time Management
2 4 (12.12%) Network Management
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) DBS Check
2 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSA
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Apple
4 5 (15.15%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) Samsung
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Wyse
7 1 (3.03%) Xamarin
7 1 (3.03%) Xerox