The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 East / Kent
Rank 47 53 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.35% 0.44% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.22% 2.60% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £145 £175 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 45 77 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.63% 16.92% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 28
Median daily rate £345 £380 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +126.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +100.00%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Kent

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Kent

Windows 8
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Kent

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 Kent region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) ServiceNow