The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 302 317 467
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +150
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 320 260 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.56% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 2.44% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 28
Average daily rate
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£213 £375 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Windows 8
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11585 10648 9916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.37% 22.74% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6961 6073 5308
Average daily rate £363 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 966 1058
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 157 £223 -44.37% 34
South East -1 76 £198 -10.22% 27
North West -5 17 £390 +113.69% 4
South West -17 17 £325 +34.02% 5
East of England -19 14 £220 -41.33% 6
West Midlands +4 13 £155 -48.33% 4
Yorkshire -16 11 £325 +18.18% 11
East Midlands +1 10 £138 -47.61% 5
North East -28 2 - - 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 643 (100.00%) Windows
2 398 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 317 (49.30%) Active Directory
4 299 (46.50%) Microsoft
5 205 (31.88%) MS Office
6 197 (30.64%) Windows XP
7 188 (29.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 174 (27.06%) MS Exchange
9 129 (20.06%) MS Excel
10 122 (18.97%) Citrix
11 121 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 117 (18.20%) VMware
13 102 (15.86%) ITIL
14 90 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 86 (13.37%) SCCM
16 80 (12.44%) TCP/IP
17 76 (11.82%) DNS
18 74 (11.51%) Cisco
19 72 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
20 70 (10.89%) LAN
21 68 (10.58%) Security Cleared
22 64 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
22 64 (9.95%) Firewall
23 62 (9.64%) DHCP
23 62 (9.64%) SQL
24 56 (8.71%) WAN
25 52 (8.09%) Finance
26 50 (7.78%) SQL Server
27 49 (7.62%) Blackberry
28 48 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 174 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 72 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 43 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 41 (6.38%) SharePoint
6 35 (5.44%) Lync
7 16 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (2.33%) IBM Notes
8 15 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (2.18%) IIS
10 10 (1.56%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.62%) Apache
13 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.47%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.16%) nginx
15 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 205 (31.88%) MS Office
2 129 (20.06%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.47%) assyst
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.82%) Office 365
2 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.40%) Google Apps
4 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.62%) SaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.47%) GitHub
6 3 (0.47%) IaaS
6 3 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.44%) TCP/IP
2 76 (11.82%) DNS
3 70 (10.89%) LAN
4 64 (9.95%) Firewall
5 62 (9.64%) DHCP
6 56 (8.71%) WAN
7 45 (7.00%) VPN
8 36 (5.60%) SAN
8 36 (5.60%) Internet
9 23 (3.58%) Wireless
10 20 (3.11%) VoIP
11 16 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (2.33%) NAS
13 14 (2.18%) VLAN
14 9 (1.40%) Broadband
15 7 (1.09%) ADSL
16 6 (0.93%) FTP
16 6 (0.93%) 802.11
16 6 (0.93%) MPLS
17 4 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.40%) MySQL
4 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.31%) DB2
8 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.31%) MS Access
8 2 (0.31%) EDMS
8 2 (0.31%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (2.64%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.87%) Subversion
3 9 (1.40%) JIRA
4 7 (1.09%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.78%) MSI
6 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.47%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 52 (8.09%) Finance
2 18 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.02%) Legal
4 11 (1.71%) Law
4 11 (1.71%) Banking
4 11 (1.71%) Advertising
5 10 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.24%) French Language
7 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.31%) Back Office
9 2 (0.31%) Local Government
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
9 2 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.16%) Retail
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 127 (19.75%) Support Engineer
2 126 (19.60%) Analyst
3 80 (12.44%) Desktop Support
4 74 (11.51%) Support Analyst
5 60 (9.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 54 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 45 (7.00%) IT Support
8 42 (6.53%) 1st Line Support
9 41 (6.38%) Developer
10 37 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
10 37 (5.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 32 (4.98%) Service Analyst
12 31 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 20 (3.11%) Support Technician
15 18 (2.80%) Rollout Engineer
15 18 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (2.64%) Mobile Developer
16 17 (2.64%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.73%) .NET
2 9 (1.40%) HTML
2 9 (1.40%) Application Packaging
2 9 (1.40%) WCF
2 9 (1.40%) WPF
3 8 (1.24%) Web Services
4 7 (1.09%) CSS
5 6 (0.93%) Silverlight
6 5 (0.78%) XML
6 5 (0.78%) WinForms
7 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.62%) HTML5
8 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.47%) CSS3
8 3 (0.47%) XNA
8 3 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.31%) Flash
9 2 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.31%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.62%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.80%) iPhone
4 17 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.49%) FMCG
5 16 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.49%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.71%) Smartphone
6 11 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.71%) iPad
7 10 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.56%) Open Source
8 8 (1.24%) Pocket PC
8 8 (1.24%) Replication
9 7 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.09%) PKI
10 6 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.78%) NHS
11 5 (0.78%) User Experience
12 3 (0.47%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 643 (100.00%) Windows
2 398 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 197 (30.64%) Windows XP
4 188 (29.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (6.53%) Linux
8 31 (4.82%) Mac OS X
9 29 (4.51%) Windows Vista
10 28 (4.35%) Windows Phone
11 27 (4.20%) Android
12 23 (3.58%) Windows Mobile
13 16 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (2.49%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.18%) Windows Phone 8
14 14 (2.18%) UNIX
15 10 (1.56%) Solaris
15 10 (1.56%) Windows CE
16 6 (0.93%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (15.86%) ITIL
2 43 (6.69%) Migration
3 23 (3.58%) Project Management
4 22 (3.42%) Service Management
4 22 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (2.80%) Service Delivery
6 17 (2.64%) PRINCE2
7 15 (2.33%) Incident Management
8 14 (2.18%) Problem Management
8 14 (2.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (2.02%) Change Management
10 10 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (1.56%) Mobile Application Development
10 10 (1.56%) Line Management
11 9 (1.40%) Scrum
11 9 (1.40%) Asset Management
11 9 (1.40%) Configuration Management
11 9 (1.40%) Document Management
12 8 (1.24%) Time Management
12 8 (1.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.64%) SQL
2 39 (6.07%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.75%) C#
4 17 (2.64%) Shell Script
4 17 (2.64%) VB
5 15 (2.33%) VBScript
6 9 (1.40%) C++
7 8 (1.24%) Embedded C++
8 7 (1.09%) Perl
9 6 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.78%) VBA
10 5 (0.78%) XAML
11 4 (0.62%) PHP
12 3 (0.47%) Python
12 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.31%) C
13 2 (0.31%) Java
14 1 (0.16%) VB6
14 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.47%) SC Cleared
2 48 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (5.44%) MCSE
4 23 (3.58%) Degree
5 22 (3.42%) MCP
6 19 (2.95%) DV Cleared
7 18 (2.80%) CCNA
7 18 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
9 11 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.24%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.24%) RHCSA
11 7 (1.09%) RHCA
11 7 (1.09%) RHCE
12 6 (0.93%) MCSA
12 6 (0.93%) MCITP
13 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.13%) SLA
2 7 (1.09%) QA
3 5 (0.78%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 317 (49.30%) Active Directory
2 64 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.60%) XenApp
4 29 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (2.49%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.40%) vSphere
9 9 (1.40%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.40%) XenServer
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.31%) UAG
11 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) Xen
12 1 (0.16%) NLBS
12 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.16%) Firmware
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 86 (13.37%) SCCM
2 26 (4.04%) Backup Exec
3 17 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (2.33%) WSUS
5 13 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.56%) OVSD
7 9 (1.40%) SCOM
8 8 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.78%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.62%) DameWare
11 3 (0.47%) Nessus
11 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Intune
12 2 (0.31%) AppDNA
12 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.31%) FreeIPA
13 1 (0.16%) EdgeSight
13 1 (0.16%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 299 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 122 (18.97%) Citrix
3 117 (18.20%) VMware
4 74 (11.51%) Cisco
5 35 (5.44%) Symantec
6 33 (5.13%) Apple
7 30 (4.67%) HP
8 26 (4.04%) Dell
9 21 (3.27%) Oracle
10 17 (2.64%) SAP
10 17 (2.64%) Red Hat
11 15 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.33%) Lotus
12 14 (2.18%) Bloomberg
13 12 (1.87%) McAfee
13 12 (1.87%) Google
14 11 (1.71%) Veeam
14 11 (1.71%) Reuters
14 11 (1.71%) Sophos
15 8 (1.24%) NetApp
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