The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
East of England / Suffolk
Rank - 27 28
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 4.00% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £180 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 41 25 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 23.43% 13.30% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 24
Median daily rate £225 £238 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -14.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Suffolk

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Suffolk

Windows 8
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7