The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 28 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.082% 0.71% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 2.09% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Median daily rate - £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £210 £188
% change year-on-year -25.00% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.68% -10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.34 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +16.71% -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 Surrey with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 344 430 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 28.24% 33.83% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 289 186
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +48.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Surrey

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Surrey

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 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
Guildford -2 1 - - 2
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (50.00%) Apple
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 1 (12.50%) Xerox
8 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
8 1 (12.50%) Intel
8 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (12.50%) Lotus
8 1 (12.50%) ITIL
8 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (12.50%) Advertising
8 1 (12.50%) Migration
8 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (12.50%) SCCM
8 1 (12.50%) Android

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) PC Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) PC Support
2 3 (37.50%) PC Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Xerox