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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 349 312 268
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -44
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 285 358 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.53% 3.14% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 178 192
Median daily rate £200 £190 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 66 50
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
11266 11396 11342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.90% 22.37% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7194 6775 6585
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 886 944
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -23 104 £183 -3.94% 19
South East -27 49 £360 +26.31% 25
East of England +42 43 £150 -50.00% 1
South West -2 26 £313 +108.33% 9
West Midlands -16 25 £313 +62.33% 8
North West -18 20 £135 -35.71% 5
North East -50 7 £110 - 2
Yorkshire -3 4 £200 +10.34% 2
East Midlands -6 4 - - 10
Midlands - 1 £425 -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 607 (100.00%) Windows
2 447 (73.64%) Windows 7
3 435 (71.66%) Active Directory
4 305 (50.25%) Microsoft
5 276 (45.47%) MS Office
6 167 (27.51%) Windows Server
7 160 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 152 (25.04%) Citrix
9 148 (24.38%) MS Excel
10 142 (23.39%) Windows 10
11 128 (21.09%) Windows XP
12 127 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 118 (19.44%) SCCM
14 114 (18.78%) ITIL
15 111 (18.29%) VMware
16 96 (15.82%) MS Exchange
17 92 (15.16%) Office 365
18 67 (11.04%) Firewall
18 67 (11.04%) Cisco
19 65 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 64 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
21 62 (10.21%) DNS
21 62 (10.21%) SLA
21 62 (10.21%) PowerShell
22 60 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
23 55 (9.06%) DHCP
24 54 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
25 53 (8.73%) Linux
26 52 (8.57%) TCP/IP
26 52 (8.57%) Security Cleared

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 96 (15.82%) MS Exchange
2 54 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.92%) Skype for Business
4 36 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 35 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (5.11%) IBM Notes
7 26 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.31%) IIS
10 10 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.82%) Apache
14 4 (0.66%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.49%) Zimbra
16 2 (0.33%) Documentum
17 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 276 (45.47%) MS Office
2 148 (24.38%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 92 (15.16%) Office 365
2 19 (3.13%) Google Apps
3 16 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.32%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.99%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.33%) IaaS
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.04%) Firewall
2 62 (10.21%) DNS
3 55 (9.06%) DHCP
4 52 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 44 (7.25%) VPN
6 35 (5.77%) LAN
7 31 (5.11%) WAN
8 28 (4.61%) Internet
9 22 (3.62%) SAN
10 20 (3.29%) Wireless
11 16 (2.64%) VoIP
12 15 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (2.47%) Network Security
13 14 (2.31%) SSL
14 11 (1.81%) Skype
15 10 (1.65%) Intranet
16 9 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (1.32%) FTP
17 8 (1.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.49%) MySQL
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.16%) DB2
8 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (0.82%) MSI
2 3 (0.49%) Grunt
2 3 (0.49%) gulp
2 3 (0.49%) webpack
3 2 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.16%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
4 1 (0.16%) YourKit
General
1 49 (8.07%) Finance
2 17 (2.80%) Legal
3 12 (1.98%) Banking
3 12 (1.98%) Law
3 12 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.81%) Retail
5 8 (1.32%) Back Office
5 8 (1.32%) French Language
6 7 (1.15%) German Language
6 7 (1.15%) Marketing
7 6 (0.99%) Dutch Language
7 6 (0.99%) Front Office
8 5 (0.82%) Games
8 5 (0.82%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.66%) Advertising
9 4 (0.66%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 195 (32.13%) Analyst
2 126 (20.76%) Support Engineer
3 90 (14.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 89 (14.66%) Desktop Support
4 89 (14.66%) Support Analyst
5 83 (13.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 79 (13.01%) Service Analyst
7 73 (12.03%) Service Desk Analyst
8 68 (11.20%) IT Support
9 61 (10.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 53 (8.73%) Windows Engineer
11 44 (7.25%) Help Desk Support
12 43 (7.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 43 (7.08%) Windows Support Analyst
13 42 (6.92%) IT Analyst
14 41 (6.75%) Help Desk Analyst
15 36 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 36 (5.93%) Active Directory Support
16 35 (5.77%) Citrix Support
17 34 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.99%) HTML
2 5 (0.82%) CSS
3 4 (0.66%) .NET
3 4 (0.66%) CSS3
3 4 (0.66%) HTML5
3 4 (0.66%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.49%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.49%) Apache Cordova
4 3 (0.49%) Backbone.js
4 3 (0.49%) Ember.js
4 3 (0.49%) Entity Framework
4 3 (0.49%) jQuery
4 3 (0.49%) JSON
4 3 (0.49%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (0.49%) LESS
4 3 (0.49%) React
4 3 (0.49%) Sass
5 2 (0.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.33%) Web Services
5 2 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.92%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.62%) Smartphone
4 15 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.47%) Fat Client
4 15 (2.47%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.31%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.98%) iPad
6 12 (1.98%) iPhone
7 11 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.65%) PKI
9 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.48%) User Experience
10 7 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.82%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.82%) Replication
13 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 607 (100.00%) Windows
2 447 (73.64%) Windows 7
3 167 (27.51%) Windows Server
4 160 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 142 (23.39%) Windows 10
6 128 (21.09%) Windows XP
7 127 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (8.73%) Linux
10 45 (7.41%) Apple iOS
11 40 (6.59%) Android
12 34 (5.60%) Mac OS X
13 30 (4.94%) Mac OS
14 29 (4.78%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.14%) Ubuntu
16 11 (1.81%) Unix
17 6 (0.99%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (18.78%) ITIL
2 44 (7.25%) Incident Management
3 34 (5.60%) Migration
4 29 (4.78%) Service Delivery
5 25 (4.12%) Service Management
6 23 (3.79%) Project Management
7 22 (3.62%) Information Security
8 19 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (2.97%) Problem Management
10 17 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (2.31%) Software Deployment
12 13 (2.14%) Asset Management
12 13 (2.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (2.14%) CRM
12 13 (2.14%) ITSM
12 13 (2.14%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (1.81%) Change Control
13 11 (1.81%) PRINCE2
14 10 (1.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 10 (1.65%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.21%) PowerShell
2 26 (4.28%) VBScript
3 21 (3.46%) SQL
4 8 (1.32%) C#
4 8 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.15%) C
6 6 (0.99%) VB
7 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.82%) Java
7 5 (0.82%) Python
8 3 (0.49%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.49%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.33%) C++
9 2 (0.33%) PHP
9 2 (0.33%) VBA
9 2 (0.33%) XAML
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.78%) MCSE
5 25 (4.12%) Degree
6 17 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.80%) MCP
7 16 (2.64%) MCSA
8 13 (2.14%) MCITP
9 12 (1.98%) MCTS
10 11 (1.81%) CCNA
10 11 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.48%) CCA
13 8 (1.32%) CCNP
13 8 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (1.32%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.32%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.99%) SANS
14 6 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.21%) SLA
2 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.99%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.66%) GPG13
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 435 (71.66%) Active Directory
2 65 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.91%) XenApp
4 40 (6.59%) Hyper-V
5 31 (5.11%) XenDesktop
6 23 (3.79%) BitLocker
7 22 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (2.14%) vSphere
9 11 (1.81%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.82%) Xen
12 4 (0.66%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.49%) NFS
13 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.49%) vCloud
13 3 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.49%) XenServer
14 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 118 (19.44%) SCCM
2 24 (3.95%) SCOM
3 15 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (2.47%) WSUS
4 9 (1.48%) Casper Suite
5 7 (1.15%) DameWare
6 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.66%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.16%) OpenView
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 305 (50.25%) Microsoft
2 152 (25.04%) Citrix
3 111 (18.29%) VMware
4 67 (11.04%) Cisco
5 41 (6.75%) HP
6 32 (5.27%) Apple
7 31 (5.11%) Lotus
8 28 (4.61%) Dell
9 27 (4.45%) Intel Security
10 26 (4.28%) CheckPoint
10 26 (4.28%) Juniper
11 21 (3.46%) Google
12 19 (3.13%) Oracle
13 17 (2.80%) Symantec
14 15 (2.47%) SolarWinds
14 15 (2.47%) Wyse
15 13 (2.14%) AppSense
16 10 (1.65%) Adobe
16 10 (1.65%) Remedy
17 9 (1.48%) Avaya
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £24,500 per annum, pro rata
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £8.30 - £8.35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Ticketmaster
Rate: £0 - £12,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago