Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 102 118
Rank change year-on-year -27 +16 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.13% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 2.35% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £155 £323 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.94% +11.21% +87.10%
10th Percentile £143 £113 £153
90th Percentile £168 £485 £400
South East median daily rate £225 £213 £300
% change year-on-year +5.88% -29.17% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 - £19.00
South East median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +14.17% -10.45% +19.64%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 508 383 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.45% 22.01% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 172 208
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.39% +3.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £140 £200 £245
90th Percentile £500 £513 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 49
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +13.21%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.43 £9.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.50 £31.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -29 3 £155 -53.56%
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (33.33%) GSAE
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP

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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) GSAE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) VMware