The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 28 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 76 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.80% 1.04% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.08% 5.17% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Median daily rate £220 £180 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £255 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 294 329 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.63% 20.16% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 159 182
Median daily rate £300 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 48
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.90
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £275 +52.77% 1
Derbyshire -13 4 £125 +13.63% 1
Leicestershire 0 3 £300 +66.20% 3
Northamptonshire - 1 £220 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Windows 10
5 10 (52.63%) MS Office
6 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
7 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (21.05%) VBScript
8 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 3 (15.79%) VMware
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.79%) IIS
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL
9 3 (15.79%) SQL

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) IBM Notes
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) IT Support
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Support Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) IT Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
6 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Deskside Support
7 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) SAN Specialist
7 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 11 (57.89%) Windows 10
4 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
5 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (5.26%) Linux
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Chat Support
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) VBScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Lotus
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
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