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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.68% 0.48% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 2.20% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £356 £223 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.88% +85.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

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 278 227 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.04% 21.76% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 100 88
Median daily rate £364 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +4.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £43.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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 -1 5 £260 +16.85% 3
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
4 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) SCCM
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Vista
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
7 6 (35.29%) HP
7 6 (35.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (35.29%) WSUS
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
7 6 (35.29%) BladeLogic
7 6 (35.29%) Patch Management
7 6 (35.29%) Security Patching
7 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
8 4 (23.53%) Private Cloud
8 4 (23.53%) Skype
8 4 (23.53%) Service Management
8 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
8 4 (23.53%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
8 4 (23.53%) Big Data
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (23.53%) Software Deployment

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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
1 4 (23.53%) Skype
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Deployment Specialist
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Mobility Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
1 4 (23.53%) Private Cloud
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Vista
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (17.65%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
9 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Patch Management
2 6 (35.29%) Security Patching
3 4 (23.53%) Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) Software Deployment
4 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL V2
6 1 (5.88%) DNA
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) VB
1 4 (23.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) CCIE
3 4 (23.53%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (23.53%) MCSA
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCA
4 1 (5.88%) CCAA
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 6 (35.29%) BladeLogic
2 6 (35.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (35.29%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.88%) AppDNA
3 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Remedy
4 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Clearswift
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Lumension
5 1 (5.88%) VMware