Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 47 63
Rank change year-on-year -41 +16 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.89% 3.90% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% 11.97% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Essex median daily rate £160 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.62% -11.67% +57.89%
10th Percentile £155 £102 £127
90th Percentile £165 £438 £385
East of England median daily rate £145 £135 £163
% change year-on-year +7.41% -16.92% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 11
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.25 £17.25 £17.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 203 284 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.83% 32.61% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 151 135
Essex median daily rate £425 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £153 £188 £180
90th Percentile £600 £480 £565
East of England median daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.14% - +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 78
Essex median hourly rate £33.25 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.50% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £15.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £37.37 £40.40
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 19 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
Colchester +1 5 - -
Brentwood -15 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £160 -
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) WebEx
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) German Language
4 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree

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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) WebEx
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory Support
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory Support Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix Support
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix Support Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Help Desk Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Help Desk Support
1 5 (71.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Support Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix