Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 137 137
Rank change year-on-year -44 0 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 32 58 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 1.19% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.85% 4.92% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 27
East of England median daily rate £160 £135 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -12.90% -18.42%
10th Percentile £103 £82 £106
90th Percentile £338 £438 £378
England median daily rate £200 £175 £190
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% -17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 23
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £13.75
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £23.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%

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 1124 1180 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.78% 24.21% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 623 668
East of England median daily rate £358 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% - -
10th Percentile £130 £158 £146
90th Percentile £550 £514 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 149 251
East of England median hourly rate £19.64 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.02% -2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.75 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 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
Cambridgeshire -13 13 £115 +39.39%
Essex -42 7 £160 -39.62%
Hertfordshire -9 6 £130 -42.86% 4
Bedfordshire -6 4 £325 -
Suffolk +12 2 £190 -
Windows 8
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (96.88%) Windows 7
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (21.88%) Citrix
8 6 (18.75%) Apple
8 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.75%) Office 365
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.63%) SLA
9 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
9 5 (15.63%) VMware
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
10 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) Internet
10 4 (12.50%) iPhone
10 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.50%) SCCM
10 4 (12.50%) iPad
11 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
11 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
11 3 (9.38%) Time Management
11 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing

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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) MPLS
3 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (6.25%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 2 (6.25%) WebEx
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) Intranet
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Desktop Support
3 9 (28.13%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Active Directory Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (15.63%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix Support
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (15.63%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Support Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.50%) iPad
1 4 (12.50%) iPhone
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (96.88%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 3 (9.38%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) IT Strategy
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.13%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) Apple
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec