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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 397 300 341
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +41
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 216 373 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 3.41% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 196 143
Median daily rate £155 £183 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £114 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 77 53
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.40 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +17.85%
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
9803 10942 12106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.13% 21.53% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6166 6527 7293
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 917 1062
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -64 85 £150 -16.66% 23
South East -20 38 £286 -15.40% 32
East of England +2 23 £135 +12.50% 4
South West -2 22 £113 -18.91% 3
North East -25 15 £200 - 2
East Midlands -13 11 £265 +131.44% 1
North West -11 10 £190 -17.83% 9
Yorkshire +12 7 £183 +40.38% 6
West Midlands -27 3 £140 -61.90% 4
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 514 (100.00%) Windows
2 371 (72.18%) Windows 7
3 356 (69.26%) Active Directory
4 271 (52.72%) Microsoft
5 237 (46.11%) MS Office
6 181 (35.21%) Windows 10
7 147 (28.60%) Citrix
8 141 (27.43%) Windows Server
9 137 (26.65%) MS Excel
10 116 (22.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 103 (20.04%) SCCM
12 98 (19.07%) VMware
13 93 (18.09%) Windows XP
14 92 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 85 (16.54%) ITIL
16 79 (15.37%) Office 365
17 78 (15.18%) MS Exchange
18 64 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 61 (11.87%) Apple
20 58 (11.28%) DNS
20 58 (11.28%) DHCP
21 54 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
22 53 (10.31%) LAN
22 53 (10.31%) XenApp
23 52 (10.12%) Android
24 51 (9.92%) Blackberry
24 51 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 49 (9.53%) SLA
26 48 (9.34%) Hyper-V
27 46 (8.95%) TCP/IP

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 78 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (7.39%) Skype for Business
4 30 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (5.64%) SharePoint
6 28 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (4.28%) IBM Notes
8 20 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.95%) IIS
11 8 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.78%) Apache
14 3 (0.58%) Documentum
15 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.19%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 237 (46.11%) MS Office
2 137 (26.65%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (15.37%) Office 365
2 23 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.75%) G Suite
4 4 (0.78%) IaaS
4 4 (0.78%) PaaS
5 3 (0.58%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.28%) DHCP
1 58 (11.28%) DNS
2 53 (10.31%) LAN
3 46 (8.95%) TCP/IP
4 43 (8.37%) Internet
5 36 (7.00%) VPN
6 34 (6.61%) Firewall
6 34 (6.61%) WAN
7 26 (5.06%) SAN
8 22 (4.28%) Skype
9 21 (4.09%) Wireless
10 19 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
10 19 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (2.14%) SSL
13 10 (1.95%) Ethernet
13 10 (1.95%) VoIP
14 9 (1.75%) Intranet
14 9 (1.75%) IPv4
15 7 (1.36%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.78%) MySQL
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.39%) Big Data
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.39%) SSDT
7 2 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
2 2 (0.39%) MSI
2 2 (0.39%) NuGet
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.39%) Subversion
2 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.39%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 28 (5.45%) Finance
2 15 (2.92%) Retail
3 13 (2.53%) Legal
4 11 (2.14%) Banking
5 10 (1.95%) Law
6 9 (1.75%) Publishing
7 6 (1.17%) Back Office
7 6 (1.17%) German Language
7 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.78%) Dutch Language
8 4 (0.78%) French Language
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 3 (0.58%) Billing
9 3 (0.58%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.39%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.39%) Local Government
10 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 158 (30.74%) Analyst
2 133 (25.88%) Support Engineer
3 90 (17.51%) Support Analyst
4 85 (16.54%) Desktop Support
5 84 (16.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 71 (13.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 63 (12.26%) Service Analyst
8 61 (11.87%) IT Support
9 59 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 58 (11.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 47 (9.14%) Help Desk Support
12 46 (8.95%) Help Desk Analyst
13 45 (8.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 41 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 35 (6.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
16 34 (6.61%) Active Directory Support
16 34 (6.61%) Windows Engineer
17 33 (6.42%) Windows Support Analyst
18 31 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 31 (6.03%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.11%) CSS
1 16 (3.11%) HTML
2 15 (2.92%) .NET
3 9 (1.75%) WPF
4 8 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (1.56%) HTML5
4 8 (1.56%) WinForms
4 8 (1.56%) XSLT
5 4 (0.78%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.19%) EDI
7 1 (0.19%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.19%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.19%) JSF
7 1 (0.19%) PrimeFaces
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
7 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.19%) Spring
7 1 (0.19%) WCF
7 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.92%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.67%) Smartphone
3 22 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.09%) iPhone
5 17 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.92%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.92%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.33%) iPad
9 9 (1.75%) PKI
10 8 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.36%) User Experience
12 6 (1.17%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.97%) BYOD
13 5 (0.97%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.58%) Robotics
14 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 514 (100.00%) Windows
2 371 (72.18%) Windows 7
3 181 (35.21%) Windows 10
4 141 (27.43%) Windows Server
5 116 (22.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (18.09%) Windows XP
7 92 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (10.12%) Android
10 43 (8.37%) Apple iOS
11 38 (7.39%) Linux
12 24 (4.67%) Mac OS X
13 23 (4.47%) Mac OS
14 22 (4.28%) Windows Vista
15 18 (3.50%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (1.56%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.54%) ITIL
2 43 (8.37%) Incident Management
3 28 (5.45%) Migration
4 26 (5.06%) Time Management
5 20 (3.89%) Project Management
6 18 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (3.50%) Software Deployment
7 17 (3.31%) Service Delivery
8 16 (3.11%) Change Management
8 16 (3.11%) Service Management
9 15 (2.92%) Identity Management
10 14 (2.72%) CRM
11 13 (2.53%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.33%) Patch Management
13 10 (1.95%) Configuration Management
13 10 (1.95%) Network Management
13 10 (1.95%) Validation
14 9 (1.75%) ITSM
15 8 (1.56%) MVC
15 8 (1.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.37%) PowerShell
2 24 (4.67%) SQL
3 16 (3.11%) XAML
4 15 (2.92%) C#
5 14 (2.72%) VBScript
6 11 (2.14%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.75%) C
8 8 (1.56%) ECMAScript
8 8 (1.56%) Python
8 8 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.17%) Java
9 6 (1.17%) VB
10 3 (0.58%) C++
10 3 (0.58%) PHP
10 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.58%) VBA
11 2 (0.39%) Delphi
11 2 (0.39%) Pascal
11 2 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 30 (5.84%) MCSE
5 25 (4.86%) MCSA
6 23 (4.47%) MCP
7 17 (3.31%) Degree
8 16 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.72%) CCNP
10 13 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (2.33%) DBS Check
12 11 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.95%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (1.36%) ACDT
14 7 (1.36%) ACHDS
14 7 (1.36%) ACTC
14 7 (1.36%) MCDST
14 7 (1.36%) MCSM
15 6 (1.17%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.97%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.53%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.39%) GPG13
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 356 (69.26%) Active Directory
2 64 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (10.31%) XenApp
4 48 (9.34%) Hyper-V
5 25 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (4.67%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.50%) vSphere
8 11 (2.14%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.17%) Xen
11 3 (0.58%) Samba
11 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.39%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.39%) Postfix
13 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 103 (20.04%) SCCM
2 12 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.14%) WSUS
4 10 (1.95%) DameWare
5 9 (1.75%) SCOM
6 6 (1.17%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.97%) Casper Suite
7 5 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.97%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.78%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.58%) SCSM
9 3 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 271 (52.72%) Microsoft
2 147 (28.60%) Citrix
3 98 (19.07%) VMware
4 61 (11.87%) Apple
5 43 (8.37%) HP
6 42 (8.17%) Cisco
7 22 (4.28%) Lotus
8 21 (4.09%) Symantec
9 19 (3.70%) Dell
10 13 (2.53%) AppSense
10 13 (2.53%) Google
10 13 (2.53%) Juniper
11 12 (2.33%) Oracle
12 11 (2.14%) LANDesk
12 11 (2.14%) Mitel
12 11 (2.14%) ThinPrint
13 10 (1.95%) Canon
13 10 (1.95%) Remedy
14 9 (1.75%) iManage
15 8 (1.56%) Xamarin
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