The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 - 88
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.29% - 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.07% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £123 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £185 £189
% change year-on-year -15.65% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +13.14% -13.58%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 280 199 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.13% 21.19% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Buckinghamshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Milton Keynes - 2 £155 - 2
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (72.73%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
5 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 6 (54.55%) BladeLogic
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Vista
5 6 (54.55%) WSUS
5 6 (54.55%) SCCM
5 6 (54.55%) Patch Management
5 6 (54.55%) Security Patching
6 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 4 (36.36%) Remedy
6 4 (36.36%) Service Management
6 4 (36.36%) VBScript
6 4 (36.36%) VB
6 4 (36.36%) Software Deployment
7 3 (27.27%) Time Management
7 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 10

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Deployment Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Support
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Support
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Vista
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Patch Management
2 6 (54.55%) Security Patching
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) Software Deployment
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VB
2 4 (36.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) GSAE
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) BladeLogic
1 6 (54.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
1 6 (54.55%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) VMware