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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 37 51 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.42% 0.22% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 0.74% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £113 - £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 88 135 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 26.59% 30.27% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 67 77
Median daily rate £140 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.83% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.90
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Cheltenham +8 5 - - 1
Gloucester - 3 £113 -
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 7 (50.00%) VMware
7 6 (42.86%) Time Management
7 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) DBS Check
8 5 (35.71%) Network Management
8 5 (35.71%) DHCP
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
8 5 (35.71%) SLA
8 5 (35.71%) Mac OS X
8 5 (35.71%) Apple
8 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
8 5 (35.71%) Wireless
8 5 (35.71%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 4 (28.57%) MS Office
10 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (21.43%) Local Government
10 3 (21.43%) Office 365
10 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
10 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
11 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related 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 5 (35.71%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DHCP
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) ICT Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) ICT Support
6 1 (7.14%) ICT Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) Mac OS X
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Time Management
2 5 (35.71%) Network Management
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Apple
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) HP
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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