Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 267 232
Rank change year-on-year -22 -35 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 83 83 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.55% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 2.46% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 75
South East median daily rate £213 £236 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% -27.31% +62.50%
10th Percentile £130 £126 £117
90th Percentile £488 £440 £500
England median daily rate £215 £168 £190
% change year-on-year +28.36% -11.84% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 45
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -1.52% +17.86%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £20.02 £27.00 £21.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.29 £15.26
% change year-on-year -7.92% +6.75% +9.00%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,770 3,375 4,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.99% 22.32% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 1,926 2,550
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £140 £203 £205
90th Percentile £552 £538 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 271 407
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.79 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +6.25%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -27 35 £183 -47.48% 13
Surrey -24 18 £150 +3.45% 6
Hampshire -1 17 £425 +107.32% 10
Berkshire -12 17 £190 -37.96% 4
Oxfordshire -5 15 £193 +28.33% 3
West Sussex - 8 £475 - 3
Kent -9 3 £100 -31.03% 4
Buckinghamshire -42 3 £113 -68.88% 6
Middlesex +2 1 £213 +28.79%
East Sussex -3 1 £130 -31.58%
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (77.11%) Windows 7
3 49 (59.04%) Active Directory
3 49 (59.04%) Windows 10
4 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
5 26 (31.33%) Office 365
6 25 (30.12%) Windows Server
6 25 (30.12%) LAN
6 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
9 20 (24.10%) Windows XP
9 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
9 20 (24.10%) VMware
9 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (20.48%) Apple
11 17 (20.48%) SCCM
12 16 (19.28%) WAN
13 15 (18.07%) Symantec
13 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
14 14 (16.87%) ITIL
15 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (14.46%) Migration
16 12 (14.46%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (13.25%) DNS
17 11 (13.25%) iPhone
18 10 (12.05%) VPN
18 10 (12.05%) Citrix

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.02%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.41%) Totara
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.33%) Office 365
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.41%) IaaS
4 2 (2.41%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.12%) LAN
2 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
3 16 (19.28%) WAN
4 11 (13.25%) DNS
5 10 (12.05%) VPN
6 9 (10.84%) DHCP
6 9 (10.84%) VLAN
7 8 (9.64%) Firewall
7 8 (9.64%) Skype
8 7 (8.43%) Internet
9 5 (6.02%) SMS
10 3 (3.61%) SMTP
11 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.41%) HTTP
11 2 (2.41%) SSL
11 2 (2.41%) Wireless
11 2 (2.41%) WLAN
12 1 (1.20%) AMQP
12 1 (1.20%) Network Security
12 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.41%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.20%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.82%) Publishing
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
3 3 (3.61%) Finance
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Support Engineer
2 24 (28.92%) Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Desktop Support
3 15 (18.07%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (15.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) IT Support
6 10 (12.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (10.84%) Service Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
8 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (8.43%) IT Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (7.23%) Desktop Technician
10 6 (7.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
1 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.41%) CSS
1 2 (2.41%) CSS3
1 2 (2.41%) EDI
1 2 (2.41%) HTML
1 2 (2.41%) HTML5
1 2 (2.41%) JSON
1 2 (2.41%) SOAP
1 2 (2.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (2.41%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) CGI
2 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.20%) REST
2 1 (1.20%) SGML
2 1 (1.20%) VRML
2 1 (1.20%) WCF
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.25%) iPhone
3 9 (10.84%) iPad
4 7 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (6.02%) PDA
6 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.20%) Clustering
7 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.20%) Replication
7 1 (1.20%) RIA
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (77.11%) Windows 7
3 49 (59.04%) Windows 10
4 25 (30.12%) Windows Server
4 25 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (24.10%) Windows XP
6 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
7 5 (6.02%) Linux
8 4 (4.82%) Android
9 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.20%) VMS
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Migration
3 10 (12.05%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.02%) Application Packaging
4 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.02%) Service Management
5 4 (4.82%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.82%) Change Management
5 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.82%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (4.82%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.61%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.61%) Time Management
7 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.41%) Process Improvement
7 2 (2.41%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.20%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) C#
2 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
2 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.02%) MCSE
2 5 (6.02%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.02%) PMP
2 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) CCA
4 1 (1.20%) CCAA
4 1 (1.20%) CCENT
4 1 (1.20%) CCNP
4 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.20%) ISEB
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (59.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (8.43%) XenApp
4 6 (7.23%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.82%) vSphere
7 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) SCCM
2 12 (14.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.82%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.61%) SCOM
4 3 (3.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.10%) VMware
3 17 (20.48%) Apple
4 15 (18.07%) Symantec
5 10 (12.05%) Citrix
6 8 (9.64%) Cisco
6 8 (9.64%) MobileIron
7 6 (7.23%) HP
8 5 (6.02%) Forcepoint
8 5 (6.02%) Polycom
9 4 (4.82%) Canon
10 2 (2.41%) Acronis
10 2 (2.41%) Dell
10 2 (2.41%) Intel
10 2 (2.41%) Lotus
10 2 (2.41%) McAfee
10 2 (2.41%) Samsung
11 1 (1.20%) Avaya
11 1 (1.20%) Ivanti
11 1 (1.20%) NetApp