The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 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
England / North East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 117 68
Rank change year-on-year +64 -49  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.70% 0.50% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 1.14% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £200 £110 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £191 £188
% change year-on-year -18.63% +1.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £10.25 £19.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.24% -  
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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 130 702 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 22.69% 43.90% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 456 115
Median daily rate £324 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.59% -5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 45 30
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the North East

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the North East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear +74 2 £215 - 2
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) ThinPrint
3 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (60.00%) 3G
3 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (60.00%) AppSense
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) 3G
2 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) AppSense
2 3 (60.00%) ThinPrint
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle