The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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 / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 112 108
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.95% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 4.46% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 26
Median daily rate £238 £300 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £169 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £328 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £185 £189
% change year-on-year -15.65% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £13.23 -
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 South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 452 628 673
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 21.27% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 360 391
Median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 90
Median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.59 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the South West

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the South West

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the South West

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Dorset +15 7 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire +6 5 £190 +16.92% 1
Somerset -8 2 - -
Wiltshire +6 1 £325 - 2
Devon -6 1 £158 -
Bristol -17 1 £180 -44.61% 2
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Active Directory
3 24 (82.76%) Windows 7
4 14 (48.28%) Windows 10
5 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
7 8 (27.59%) AirWatch
7 8 (27.59%) Citrix
7 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
7 8 (27.59%) Migration
7 8 (27.59%) VMware
7 8 (27.59%) SCCM
8 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (20.69%) Symantec
9 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
10 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
10 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (17.24%) Office 365
10 5 (17.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (17.24%) MobileIron
10 5 (17.24%) Skype
10 5 (17.24%) SCOM
10 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.79%) DHCP
11 4 (13.79%) DNS
11 4 (13.79%) SLA
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Skype
2 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) FMCG
1 3 (10.34%) iPad
1 3 (10.34%) iPhone
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Windows 10
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
7 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
1 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) Network Management
3 2 (6.90%) CAD
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (89.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) AirWatch
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
2 5 (17.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Citrix
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Symantec
4 5 (17.24%) MobileIron
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) HP
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