lucy24 - 8:00 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
On the one site I track systematically, human visits break down to:
40-41% MSIE (down from upper 40's just a year ago, with the difference about equally divided between Chrome and mobiles)
within MSIE (that's how I count):
10 too small to measure
9 37% (up from 20% a year ago in a couple of striking leaps)
8 42% (down from 47%)
7 18% (this number has held remarkably steady)
6 3% (down from 15% of MSIE a year ago-- but the holdouts are stuck* and can't be discounted)
5 seems finally to have disappeared (5.2 for Mac, so they really had no excuse)
Chrome and Safari have each gone up around 4%, but most of the Safaris are assorted mobiles using webkit. It is doubly tricky since Chrome's UA string includes the complete word "Safari". Opera is surprisingly low, hovering right at the edge of measurability.
* For a given definition of "stuck". Looks like NT 5.1 will run MSIE 8-- unless there's some additional variable I don't know about-- so it's just a matter of waiting for the technicians to get around to upgrading. That's assuming for the sake of discussion that they have technicians.