The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 26 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.52% 1.27% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.17% 4.51% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 11
Median daily rate £190 £163 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £185 £189
% change year-on-year -15.65% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.74 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +13.14% -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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 81 133 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 24.55% 28.12% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 69 103
Median daily rate £210 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Median hourly rate £17.35 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.23 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Gloucester - 3 £190 -
Cheltenham +3 1 - -
Windows 8
South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) Office 365
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
6 3 (23.08%) Apple
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) iPhone
6 3 (23.08%) FMCG
6 3 (23.08%) iPad
6 3 (23.08%) Network Management
6 3 (23.08%) AirWatch
6 3 (23.08%) DBS Check
7 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) FMCG
1 3 (23.08%) iPad
1 3 (23.08%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) AirWatch
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Apple
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
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