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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 87 125
Rank change year-on-year -29 +38  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.91% 1.80% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 7.37% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 9
Median daily rate £130 £151 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.04% -53.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £107 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £191 £184
% change year-on-year -21.25% +3.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -18.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +15.57% -13.58%  

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 581 624 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.04% 24.44% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 347 428
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 103
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.45 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +2 9 £130 -17.46% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £100 -3.61%
Bedfordshire -16 2 - -
Essex -33 2 £130 -50.94%
Suffolk +12 1 - - 2
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (91.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
4 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (31.43%) Office 365
6 11 (31.43%) SCCM
6 11 (31.43%) Windows 10
7 9 (25.71%) Smartphone
8 8 (22.86%) Internet
8 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
9 7 (20.00%) HP
9 7 (20.00%) ITIL
9 7 (20.00%) Migration
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Vista
11 5 (14.29%) ITSM
11 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
11 5 (14.29%) LAN
11 5 (14.29%) WAN
11 5 (14.29%) SLA
11 5 (14.29%) Time Management
11 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
11 5 (14.29%) Android
11 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (11.43%) Break/Fix
12 4 (11.43%) PowerShell

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 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Internet
2 5 (14.29%) LAN
2 5 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 2 (5.71%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Desktop Support
2 13 (37.14%) Support Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (20.00%) Analyst
6 6 (17.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (17.14%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 5 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support
7 5 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (11.43%) IT Support
8 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
9 3 (8.57%) Desktop Team Leader
9 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
9 3 (8.57%) Mobile Engineer
9 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Smartphone
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (91.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows 10
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Vista
7 5 (14.29%) Android
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (8.57%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 5 (14.29%) ITSM
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (14.29%) Time Management
3 4 (11.43%) Break/Fix
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) People Management
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Validation
5 2 (5.71%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CCNA
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) MCSA
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) MCITP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
2 2 (5.71%) MCTS
3 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MBCS
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.71%) SCSM
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Apple
3 3 (8.57%) Symantec
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) BMC
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Computacenter
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