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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 293 361 547
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +186
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 325 212 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.44% 0.062%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 1.92% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 109 9
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£260 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £203 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 19 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-34.09% -
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
11679 11042 11303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.26% 22.93% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6854 6361 5887
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 964 1147
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +25 120 £171 -47.30% 50
South East +35 73 £338 -12.90% 40
West Midlands +14 34 £320 +14.28% 8
East of England -15 33 £153 -39.00% 7
South West -14 17 £313 +174.12% 12
North West +4 16 £388 +19.23% 10
East Midlands +15 15 £320 +6.66% 2
Yorkshire -4 14 £270 -18.79% 10
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 701 (100.00%) Windows
2 429 (61.20%) Windows 7
3 339 (48.36%) Microsoft
4 318 (45.36%) Active Directory
5 208 (29.67%) MS Office
6 190 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 185 (26.39%) Windows XP
8 183 (26.11%) MS Exchange
9 123 (17.55%) SCCM
10 122 (17.40%) MS Excel
11 111 (15.83%) Citrix
12 108 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 106 (15.12%) VMware
14 95 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 95 (13.55%) ITIL
15 79 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 72 (10.27%) DNS
17 65 (9.27%) LAN
18 64 (9.13%) C#
19 61 (8.70%) Blackberry
19 61 (8.70%) SQL Server
19 61 (8.70%) TCP/IP
20 60 (8.56%) Cisco
20 60 (8.56%) Firewall
21 57 (8.13%) PowerShell
22 55 (7.85%) DHCP
23 54 (7.70%) VMware Infrastructure
23 54 (7.70%) Office 365
24 52 (7.42%) SQL
25 49 (6.99%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 183 (26.11%) MS Exchange
2 79 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 43 (6.13%) SharePoint
5 42 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (3.42%) Lync
7 20 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.00%) IIS
10 10 (1.43%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.29%) Node.js
15 1 (0.14%) Apache
15 1 (0.14%) SAS
15 1 (0.14%) CICS
15 1 (0.14%) CMS
15 1 (0.14%) WorkSite
Applications
1 208 (29.67%) MS Office
2 122 (17.40%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
4 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.70%) Office 365
2 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.00%) SaaS
4 6 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.71%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.43%) GitHub
7 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.27%) DNS
2 65 (9.27%) LAN
3 61 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 60 (8.56%) Firewall
5 55 (7.85%) DHCP
6 49 (6.99%) WAN
7 45 (6.42%) VPN
8 29 (4.14%) SAN
9 23 (3.28%) Internet
10 15 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (2.00%) Wireless
12 10 (1.43%) VoIP
13 8 (1.14%) NAS
14 6 (0.86%) VLAN
14 6 (0.86%) 802.11
15 5 (0.71%) Broadband
15 5 (0.71%) SMS
15 5 (0.71%) MPLS
15 5 (0.71%) Intranet
15 5 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.29%) DataStage
11 2 (0.29%) MS Access
11 2 (0.29%) DB2
12 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.14%) MySQL
12 1 (0.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 31 (4.42%) MSI
2 23 (3.28%) InstallShield
3 20 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.57%) Subversion
5 9 (1.28%) JIRA
6 6 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.43%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.43%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 49 (6.99%) Finance
2 17 (2.43%) Banking
3 16 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.43%) Advertising
6 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.00%) Legal
8 4 (0.57%) Retail
8 4 (0.57%) Law
9 3 (0.43%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (20.11%) Analyst
2 134 (19.12%) Support Engineer
3 72 (10.27%) Support Analyst
4 66 (9.42%) Desktop Support
5 64 (9.13%) Developer
6 58 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 47 (6.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 34 (4.85%) Service Analyst
9 33 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 31 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
11 30 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 30 (4.28%) IT Support
12 27 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
12 27 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 22 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 22 (3.14%) Consultant
14 21 (3.00%) Architect
14 21 (3.00%) SCCM Engineer
15 19 (2.71%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.99%) .NET
2 25 (3.57%) Application Packaging
3 14 (2.00%) HTML
4 13 (1.85%) WPF
5 12 (1.71%) HTML5
6 11 (1.57%) CSS
6 11 (1.57%) Web Services
6 11 (1.57%) WCF
7 9 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.28%) Silverlight
8 6 (0.86%) CSS3
8 6 (0.86%) XML
9 5 (0.71%) REST
10 4 (0.57%) XNA
10 4 (0.57%) WinForms
11 3 (0.43%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.43%) WinRT
12 2 (0.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (0.29%) JSON
12 2 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.71%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.28%) Thin Client
4 16 (2.28%) Fat Client
4 16 (2.28%) iPhone
5 9 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.14%) iPad
6 8 (1.14%) Pocket PC
7 7 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.00%) FMCG
7 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.00%) Smartphone
7 7 (1.00%) Open Source
8 5 (0.71%) Xbox
9 4 (0.57%) VUI
9 4 (0.57%) Kinect
9 4 (0.57%) Replication
9 4 (0.57%) NHS
10 3 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 701 (100.00%) Windows
2 429 (61.20%) Windows 7
3 190 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 185 (26.39%) Windows XP
5 108 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (5.85%) Windows Vista
8 35 (4.99%) Mac OS X
9 29 (4.14%) Apple iOS
10 28 (3.99%) Windows Phone
11 25 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
12 23 (3.28%) Android
13 14 (2.00%) Linux
14 12 (1.71%) Windows Phone 8
15 10 (1.43%) Windows CE
16 8 (1.14%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.14%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.43%) AIX
18 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.55%) ITIL
2 49 (6.99%) Migration
3 30 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (2.28%) Service Management
4 16 (2.28%) Incident Management
5 15 (2.14%) Project Management
5 15 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 14 (2.00%) Problem Management
6 14 (2.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (1.71%) Scrum
7 12 (1.71%) Mobile Application Development
8 11 (1.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (1.57%) Time Management
9 10 (1.43%) Asset Management
9 10 (1.43%) CRM
10 9 (1.28%) Regression Testing
10 9 (1.28%) Line Management
11 8 (1.14%) MVVM
11 8 (1.14%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.13%) C#
2 57 (8.13%) PowerShell
3 52 (7.42%) SQL
4 19 (2.71%) VBScript
5 13 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.71%) C++
7 10 (1.43%) XAML
7 10 (1.43%) VB
8 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.14%) Embedded C++
9 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.71%) VBA
11 4 (0.57%) PHP
12 3 (0.43%) Perl
12 3 (0.43%) Java
13 2 (0.29%) C
14 1 (0.14%) VB6
14 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.42%) MCSE
3 31 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.43%) Degree
4 17 (2.43%) MCP
5 13 (1.85%) MCITP
6 11 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.57%) CCNA
7 10 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.28%) MCSA
8 9 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
9 8 (1.14%) MCTS
10 7 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.86%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.57%) MCDST
14 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.57%) SLA
2 9 (1.28%) QA
3 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 318 (45.36%) Active Directory
2 54 (7.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (4.28%) XenApp
6 24 (3.42%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.28%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.14%) vSphere
9 8 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.00%) XenServer
11 4 (0.57%) Xen
11 4 (0.57%) NLBS
12 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.29%) UAG
13 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 123 (17.55%) SCCM
2 30 (4.28%) Backup Exec
3 22 (3.14%) WSUS
4 15 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.43%) WMI
5 10 (1.43%) SCOM
6 7 (1.00%) DameWare
6 7 (1.00%) AppDNA
7 6 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.57%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.29%) OVSD
11 2 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.29%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.14%) CiscoWorks
12 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 339 (48.36%) Microsoft
2 111 (15.83%) Citrix
3 106 (15.12%) VMware
4 60 (8.56%) Cisco
5 40 (5.71%) HP
6 38 (5.42%) Symantec
7 32 (4.56%) Dell
8 24 (3.42%) Apple
9 13 (1.85%) SAP
10 11 (1.57%) Oracle
11 10 (1.43%) Veeam
11 10 (1.43%) McAfee
11 10 (1.43%) Lotus
12 9 (1.28%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.28%) Avaya
12 9 (1.28%) LANDesk
13 8 (1.14%) Sophos
14 7 (1.00%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.00%) IBM
14 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow
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