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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / North East
Rank 84 68 51
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% 0.69% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.48% 4.08% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £293 £136
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +114.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £14.75
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 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 207 147 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.16% 16.88% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 80 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Tyne and Wear -15 1 - - 3
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (75.00%) VMware
5 8 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (66.67%) AppSense
5 8 (66.67%) Citrix
5 8 (66.67%) DHCP
5 8 (66.67%) DNS
5 8 (66.67%) XenApp
5 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (66.67%) ThinPrint
5 8 (66.67%) Windows 10
6 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (50.00%) SCCM
8 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
8 5 (41.67%) Software Delivery
8 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (41.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (41.67%) 3G
8 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
9 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support
2 6 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (66.67%) Windows 10
5 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) AppSense
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix
3 8 (66.67%) ThinPrint
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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