The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 29 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.

Microsoft Windows 8
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 39 -
Rank change year-on-year -19 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.49% 3.13% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.18% 11.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £135 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 -
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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 169 120 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 41.42% 26.79% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 59 72
Median daily rate £330 £348 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.03% -8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.00 £42.50
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Essex

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Essex

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Basildon -4 1 £135 +12.50%
Colchester -5 1 - -
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 10 (100.00%) MS Office
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
3 7 (70.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Law
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) WebEx
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (100.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) WebEx
General
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Support Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Help Desk Support
2 8 (80.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Support
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix