Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 May 2018 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 of England
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 158 109
Rank change year-on-year -2 -49 +48
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 29 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.66% 0.78% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.00% 3.25% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 29
East of England median daily rate £130 £163 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £110 £130 £105
90th Percentile £299 £485 £368
England median daily rate £170 £163 £200
% change year-on-year +4.62% -18.75% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 32
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% +17.86%
10th Percentile £13.63 £14.93 £15.75
90th Percentile £65.38 £17.50 £23.25
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% -5.23% +1.85%

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 the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 966 1,047 1,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.92% 24.09% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 546 583
East of England median daily rate £375 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +1.45%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £152
90th Percentile £550 £562 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 133 197
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.28% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.19 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.46% -0.50% +3.03%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the East of England

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the East of England

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the East of England

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the East of England

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the East of England

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -13 12 £130 -21.21% 4
Essex +14 8 £140 +5.66% 1
Bedfordshire +1 4 £105 -
Norfolk - 3 £225 - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £123 +22.50% 2
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (65.52%) Windows 7
4 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
6 8 (27.59%) Office 365
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
8 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
8 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) Citrix
9 5 (17.24%) Firewall
9 5 (17.24%) VMware
9 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.79%) Apple
10 4 (13.79%) VPN
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
11 3 (10.34%) DHCP
11 3 (10.34%) DNS
11 3 (10.34%) HP
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (10.34%) Symantec
11 3 (10.34%) Wireless

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (6.90%) AutoCAD
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) Wireless
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) Skype
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) DMZ
6 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.45%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Help Desk Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (24.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Service Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Support Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix Support
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) REST
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.90%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows 7
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
6 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) ITSM
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCITP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Apple
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Prism
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) Snow
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk