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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 224 203
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 24 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 2.16% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 33
Median daily rate £145 £150 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -48.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £120 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £431 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £180 £208
% change year-on-year -13.19% -13.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 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 1787 2404 2475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.60% 24.72% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1448 1249
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 166 228
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.45 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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
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 3 months to 29 April 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
Hampshire +11 9 £140 +9.80% 5
Surrey +3 6 £130 -58.06% 6
Berkshire +14 3 £165 +13.79% 2
Oxfordshire -10 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £130 -16.12% 4
Kent +16 1 £145 -17.14%
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 45 (66.18%) Windows 7
4 32 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 30 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
6 26 (38.24%) Windows 10
7 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 16 (23.53%) SCCM
9 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (20.59%) ITIL
10 14 (20.59%) Windows XP
10 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
11 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
12 11 (16.18%) Skype for Business
13 10 (14.71%) Office 365
13 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
13 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
13 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (13.24%) Citrix
14 9 (13.24%) LAN
15 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (11.76%) Skype
15 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
15 8 (11.76%) DNS
16 7 (10.29%) VPN
16 7 (10.29%) HP
16 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (10.29%) Remedy
16 7 (10.29%) Migration

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 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.18%) Skype for Business
3 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 9 (13.24%) LAN
3 8 (11.76%) DNS
3 8 (11.76%) Skype
4 7 (10.29%) VPN
5 5 (7.35%) DHCP
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.88%) SAN
6 4 (5.88%) WAN
7 3 (4.41%) Wireless
8 2 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.47%) Firewall
9 1 (1.47%) Internet
9 1 (1.47%) IPsec
9 1 (1.47%) SSL
9 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.47%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 5 (7.35%) Advertising
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) IT Support
4 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (13.24%) IT Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Support Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Architect
6 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
7 6 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Deployment Specialist
8 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (5.88%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.88%) Clustering
2 4 (5.88%) iPad
2 4 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (66.18%) Windows 7
3 26 (38.24%) Windows 10
4 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (23.53%) Windows Server
6 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (20.59%) Windows XP
8 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (10.29%) Windows Vista
10 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.94%) Android
11 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Migration
3 6 (8.82%) Patch Management
3 6 (8.82%) Security Patching
4 4 (5.88%) Analytics
4 4 (5.88%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (5.88%) Service Management
4 4 (5.88%) Software Deployment
4 4 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.41%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.41%) Time Management
6 1 (1.47%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (1.47%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.47%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (1.47%) ITSM
6 1 (1.47%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.47%) Network Design
6 1 (1.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) C#
1 4 (5.88%) C++
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
1 4 (5.88%) VB
1 4 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (2.94%) C
3 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.88%) CCIE
4 4 (5.88%) CCNP
4 4 (5.88%) MCSA
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) CCA
6 1 (1.47%) CCAA
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (7.35%) XenApp
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) SCCM
2 6 (8.82%) BladeLogic
2 6 (8.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (8.82%) WSUS
3 4 (5.88%) WMI
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.47%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Citrix
3 7 (10.29%) HP
3 7 (10.29%) Remedy
4 6 (8.82%) Cisco
5 5 (7.35%) Apple
6 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.41%) VMware
7 2 (2.94%) Intel
7 2 (2.94%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.94%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.94%) Lotus
7 2 (2.94%) Xerox
8 1 (1.47%) Avaya
8 1 (1.47%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
8 1 (1.47%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.47%) Sony
8 1 (1.47%) Sophos
8 1 (1.47%) Wyse
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