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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 122 121 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.91% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.37% 4.23% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 10
Median daily rate £180 £150 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £140 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £259 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.88 £20.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% -29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £20.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.38 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +6.39%
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
591 709 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.09% 21.42% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 385 403
Median daily rate £340 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 93 83
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.27 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 September 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 September 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 -4 5 £210 -35.38% 1
Gloucestershire -4 4 £234 +55.83%
Dorset +5 2 £105 -34.37% 1
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire +8 1 £300 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 37 (88.10%) Active Directory
4 21 (50.00%) VMware
5 20 (47.62%) Windows 10
5 20 (47.62%) Windows Server
6 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.19%) DNS
9 11 (26.19%) DHCP
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (21.43%) WAN
11 9 (21.43%) HP
11 9 (21.43%) LAN
11 9 (21.43%) MS Office
12 8 (19.05%) SCCM
12 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
12 8 (19.05%) SQL
12 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
13 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
14 6 (14.29%) Citrix
14 6 (14.29%) Linux
15 5 (11.90%) Oracle
15 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
15 5 (11.90%) Cisco
15 5 (11.90%) Finance
15 5 (11.90%) XenApp

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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) DHCP
1 11 (26.19%) DNS
2 9 (21.43%) LAN
2 9 (21.43%) WAN
3 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.52%) VPN
5 3 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (4.76%) ADSL
6 2 (4.76%) Extranet
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (4.76%) VLAN
6 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) Intranet
7 1 (2.38%) SAN
7 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Support Engineer
2 16 (38.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 16 (38.10%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Desktop Support
5 9 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (19.05%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 7 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (11.90%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Analyst
10 3 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Field Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
1 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
1 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 20 (47.62%) Windows 10
3 20 (47.62%) Windows Server
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.29%) Linux
8 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.76%) Unix
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) ITIL
1 4 (9.52%) Migration
2 3 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.76%) Project Management
3 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.38%) Network Management
4 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
1 2 (4.76%) MCSA
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (88.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) vSphere
4 5 (11.90%) XenApp
5 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) VMware
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Intel Security
7 2 (4.76%) Apple
7 2 (4.76%) WatchGuard
7 2 (4.76%) Wyse
8 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.38%) Polycom
8 1 (2.38%) Xerox
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