Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 302 253
Rank change year-on-year -5 -49 -58
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 54 98 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 2.12% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 71
South East median daily rate £150 £168 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% -27.17% -2.13%
10th Percentile £115 £110 £113
90th Percentile £363 £488 £425
England median daily rate £173 £200 £200
% change year-on-year -13.75% - -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 40
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -1.72% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.23 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.40 £23.30 £32.85
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.13 £16.38
% change year-on-year +0.79% -7.60% +9.17%

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3490 4620 4824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.74% 24.77% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1956 2784 2488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +9.85%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 305 471
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.65 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.64 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +0.85% +2.10% +1.96%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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
Hampshire +23 21 £200 +25.39% 4
Berkshire +24 12 £130 -2.99% 5
Surrey -3 8 £128 -43.33% 5
Oxfordshire -17 7 £158 -51.54% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £155 +34.78% 3
Kent +13 1 £145 -9.38% 1
East Sussex +4 1 £128 -64.58% 1
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
4 28 (51.85%) Windows 10
5 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
6 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (29.63%) Windows Server
9 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (24.07%) VMware
11 11 (20.37%) ITIL
11 11 (20.37%) Windows XP
12 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
12 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
12 10 (18.52%) SCCM
13 7 (12.96%) LAN
13 7 (12.96%) Office 365
13 7 (12.96%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
14 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.11%) VPN
14 6 (11.11%) Military
14 6 (11.11%) Migration
15 5 (9.26%) Cisco
15 5 (9.26%) WAN
15 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (9.26%) Internet

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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.96%) LAN
3 6 (11.11%) VPN
4 5 (9.26%) Internet
4 5 (9.26%) WAN
5 4 (7.41%) DHCP
5 4 (7.41%) DNS
6 3 (5.56%) Firewall
6 3 (5.56%) Wireless
7 2 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (3.70%) Skype
8 1 (1.85%) HTTP
8 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.85%) SMTP
8 1 (1.85%) VoIP
8 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (11.11%) Military
2 4 (7.41%) Advertising
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Support Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 11 (20.37%) Support Analyst
5 9 (16.67%) IT Support
6 8 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) IT Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (7.41%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) iPad
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) iPhone
4 2 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 28 (51.85%) Windows 10
4 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (20.37%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.56%) Linux
10 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.85%) Android
11 1 (1.85%) Debian
11 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.85%) OpenBSD
11 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.85%) Unix
11 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.70%) ITSM
4 2 (3.70%) Line Management
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.85%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.85%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (1.85%) Break/Fix
5 1 (1.85%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.85%) Network Management
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.85%) Project Management
5 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) C
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) PHP
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) Python
2 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (3.70%) CCNA
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CCENT
5 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) GSAE
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.70%) Nessus
2 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.70%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) VMware
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Apple
4 4 (7.41%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Dell
5 3 (5.56%) Sophos
5 3 (5.56%) Symantec
6 2 (3.70%) Avaya
6 2 (3.70%) F5
6 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.70%) MobileIron
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy
6 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.85%) Freshdesk
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Veeam
7 1 (1.85%) Xerox
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Depandant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago