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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / East of England
Rank 112 95 112
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.64% 1.15% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.58% 5.33% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Median daily rate £175 £185 £132
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +40.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £144 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £206 £202
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 10
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £16.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £19.90 £19.15
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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 542 525 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.95% 21.50% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 275 281
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 110
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.00
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 of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Hertfordshire +6 9 £188 +1.35% 5
Essex -18 3 £135 -10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - -
Bedfordshire -3 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (88.24%) Windows 7
3 22 (64.71%) MS Office
3 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
6 11 (32.35%) Citrix
7 9 (26.47%) ITIL
7 9 (26.47%) Office 365
8 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (20.59%) Windows 10
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
10 6 (17.65%) SCCM
10 6 (17.65%) ITSM
11 5 (14.71%) Internet
11 5 (14.71%) Service Management
11 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
11 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
11 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (14.71%) People Management
12 4 (11.76%) Windows Vista
12 4 (11.76%) VPN
12 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
12 4 (11.76%) SQL
12 4 (11.76%) HP
12 4 (11.76%) Validation
12 4 (11.76%) VMware
13 3 (8.82%) Migration
13 3 (8.82%) Telecoms

Windows 8
Top Related 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 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (64.71%) MS Office
2 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (5.88%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) Wireless
3 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Support Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (26.47%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (26.47%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 9 (26.47%) Support Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Active Directory Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (17.65%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Support Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (14.71%) Desktop Team Leader
6 5 (14.71%) Team Leader
7 4 (11.76%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Citrix Support
7 4 (11.76%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (88.24%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 10
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Vista
5 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Android
7 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 6 (17.65%) ITSM
4 5 (14.71%) People Management
4 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
4 5 (14.71%) Service Management
5 4 (11.76%) Validation
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Analytics
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (5.88%) Release Management
7 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.88%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCP
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) PMP
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.94%) DameWare
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) BMC
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
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