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 30 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.

Microsoft Windows 8
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 116 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.38% 0.82% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 3.64% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 24
Median daily rate £113 £266 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.70% +77.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £23.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.26% -25.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £13.53 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £33.80 £32.75
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 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 457 660 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.58% 22.67% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 395 308
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 70 87
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.24 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.43 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 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 30 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
Gloucestershire +12 8 £113 -
Dorset +6 1 - -
Somerset -3 1 - -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Citrix
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
6 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
6 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) DBS Check
8 6 (23.08%) MS Office
8 6 (23.08%) Time Management
9 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
9 5 (19.23%) DHCP
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) SLA
9 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
9 5 (19.23%) Apple
9 5 (19.23%) Network Management
10 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
10 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
11 3 (11.54%) Local Government
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server

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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DHCP
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
1 5 (19.23%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (11.54%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (26.92%) 1st Line Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) WPF
1 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 8 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Android
8 1 (3.85%) Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Time Management
2 5 (19.23%) Network Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) arcserve
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Samsung
6 1 (3.85%) Xamarin