Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 143 120
Rank change year-on-year -27 -23 +39
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 32 36 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.81% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.20% 3.42% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 20
East of England median daily rate £175 £155 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +14.81% -15.63%
10th Percentile £104 £100 £106
90th Percentile £504 £300 £237
England median daily rate £210 £155 £200
% change year-on-year +35.48% -22.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 32
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £14.65 £15.75 £13.08
90th Percentile £17.25 £17.25 £23.25
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +8.77%

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 1,000 1,052 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.40% 23.58% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 530 552
East of England median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £130 £158 £145
90th Percentile £551 £525 £511
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 242
East of England median hourly rate £16.57 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.39% -7.04% +7.58%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.50 £47.38
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.58
% change year-on-year +5.30% -0.48% +3.63%

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 17 February 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
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 17 February 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
Cambridgeshire -11 12 £123 +48.48% 7
Essex -9 8 £183 +35.19% 2
Hertfordshire -13 6 £363 +121.37% 6
Bedfordshire -6 4 £215 -
Norfolk -9 2 £238 +97.92%
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
4 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (46.88%) Windows Server
7 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.88%) Office 365
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Vista
10 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
10 6 (18.75%) Citrix
10 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
11 5 (15.63%) SLA
11 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) Firewall
11 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (12.50%) iPhone
12 4 (12.50%) iPad
12 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
12 4 (12.50%) HP
12 4 (12.50%) Apple

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 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.63%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) DMZ
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) Intranet
5 1 (3.13%) VLAN
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (6.25%) Back Office
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support
5 6 (18.75%) Active Directory Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (18.75%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix Support
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Help Desk Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (18.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Support Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) iPad
2 4 (12.50%) iPhone
3 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Vista
7 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) IT Strategy
4 2 (6.25%) SDLC
4 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.13%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C#
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) CCNP
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Apple
4 4 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Prism
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec