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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 283 315 370
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +55
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 353 289 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.56% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.14% 2.59% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 129 68
Average daily rate
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£225 £265 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.93% -30.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 35 8
Average hourly rate £16.20 £15.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -42.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-5.69% -32.41%
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
11254 11179 9152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.18% 21.82% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6446 6340 4955
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 1017 949
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +59 151 £225 -34.78% 53
South East -32 62 £290 +46.83% 43
South West +35 41 £150 -11.76% 9
North West -11 26 £225 -41.55% 20
East of England +6 22 £160 -28.08% 7
East Midlands +14 21 £239 +8.52% 15
West Midlands -10 16 £130 -65.33% 10
Yorkshire -13 12 £140 -54.83% 15
North East -12 3 £115 -47.72% 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 650 (100.00%) Windows
2 432 (66.46%) Windows 7
3 353 (54.31%) Active Directory
4 270 (41.54%) Microsoft
5 201 (30.92%) MS Office
6 171 (26.31%) Windows XP
6 171 (26.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 143 (22.00%) Citrix
8 138 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 132 (20.31%) ITIL
10 131 (20.15%) MS Exchange
11 128 (19.69%) SCCM
12 126 (19.38%) VMware
13 123 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 86 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 67 (10.31%) SLA
16 66 (10.15%) Migration
17 64 (9.85%) TCP/IP
18 62 (9.54%) SQL
18 62 (9.54%) Security Cleared
19 60 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 58 (8.92%) Cisco
20 58 (8.92%) DNS
21 57 (8.77%) DHCP
21 57 (8.77%) LAN
22 56 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
23 51 (7.85%) Firewall
24 49 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
25 48 (7.38%) Apple
26 47 (7.23%) Finance

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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
1 131 (20.15%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.54%) SharePoint
4 35 (5.38%) Lync
5 25 (3.85%) IBM Notes
6 22 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.31%) IIS
9 14 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.31%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.31%) Apache
14 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 201 (30.92%) MS Office
2 123 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.15%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) assyst
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.00%) Office 365
2 8 (1.23%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.46%) IaaS
4 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.46%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.85%) TCP/IP
2 58 (8.92%) DNS
3 57 (8.77%) DHCP
3 57 (8.77%) LAN
4 51 (7.85%) Firewall
5 42 (6.46%) WAN
6 36 (5.54%) VPN
7 27 (4.15%) SAN
8 22 (3.38%) Internet
9 21 (3.23%) Wireless
10 19 (2.92%) VoIP
11 13 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.69%) VLAN
13 10 (1.54%) Intranet
13 10 (1.54%) ADSL
14 8 (1.23%) LDAP
14 8 (1.23%) Broadband
14 8 (1.23%) Network Security
14 8 (1.23%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.69%) MySQL
3 6 (0.92%) FileMaker
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.31%) EDMS
6 1 (0.15%) Text Mining
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.15%) MS Access
6 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.15%) SQLite
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (3.38%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.77%) MSI
3 8 (1.23%) Subversion
4 7 (1.08%) StarTeam
4 7 (1.08%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.46%) Yeoman
6 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (7.23%) Finance
2 18 (2.77%) Law
2 18 (2.77%) Legal
3 13 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.00%) Banking
4 9 (1.38%) Advertising
4 9 (1.38%) Back Office
5 8 (1.23%) Marketing
5 8 (1.23%) French Language
6 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.62%) Retail
9 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 125 (19.23%) Analyst
2 101 (15.54%) Support Engineer
3 84 (12.92%) Desktop Support
4 72 (11.08%) Support Analyst
5 62 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (6.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 36 (5.54%) IT Support
8 35 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
9 33 (5.08%) Developer
10 31 (4.77%) Service Analyst
10 31 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (4.77%) Service Desk Analyst
11 29 (4.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 27 (4.15%) Deployment Engineer
13 24 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
15 20 (3.08%) Team Leader
15 20 (3.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 19 (2.92%) Project Manager
17 18 (2.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.77%) .NET
2 12 (1.85%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.23%) HTML
4 7 (1.08%) SOAP
4 7 (1.08%) Web Services
5 6 (0.92%) CSS
6 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.77%) Flash
6 5 (0.77%) REST
7 4 (0.62%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.46%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.46%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.46%) XML
8 3 (0.46%) XSLT
8 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.46%) LINQ
8 3 (0.46%) jQuery
9 2 (0.31%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (0.31%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.31%) Blackberry
2 37 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.38%) iPad
4 20 (3.08%) iPhone
4 20 (3.08%) Fat Client
4 20 (3.08%) Thin Client
5 17 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.85%) NHS
7 10 (1.54%) FMCG
8 9 (1.38%) User Experience
9 8 (1.23%) Smartcard
10 7 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.08%) Open Source
11 6 (0.92%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.77%) Clustering
13 4 (0.62%) Handset
13 4 (0.62%) VLE
13 4 (0.62%) SecurID
13 4 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 650 (100.00%) Windows
2 432 (66.46%) Windows 7
3 171 (26.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 171 (26.31%) Windows XP
4 138 (21.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (6.77%) Linux
7 41 (6.31%) Android
8 37 (5.69%) Apple iOS
9 26 (4.00%) Mac OS X
9 26 (4.00%) Windows Vista
10 18 (2.77%) UNIX
11 13 (2.00%) Windows Phone
12 11 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.69%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (1.38%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (1.23%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.23%) Solaris
16 7 (1.08%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.31%) ITIL
2 66 (10.15%) Migration
3 39 (6.00%) Project Management
4 26 (4.00%) Service Management
5 24 (3.69%) Service Delivery
6 22 (3.38%) Change Management
7 21 (3.23%) Problem Management
8 19 (2.92%) Incident Management
9 17 (2.62%) PRINCE2
10 14 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 12 (1.85%) Asset Management
12 12 (1.85%) Configuration Management
13 11 (1.69%) Mobile Development
13 11 (1.69%) Customer Engagement
14 10 (1.54%) Coaching
15 8 (1.23%) Network Management
15 8 (1.23%) ITIL V3
15 8 (1.23%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (1.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.54%) SQL
2 40 (6.15%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.77%) C#
4 16 (2.46%) VB
5 15 (2.31%) VBScript
6 13 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.69%) Perl
8 10 (1.54%) C
9 9 (1.38%) C++
9 9 (1.38%) Python
10 7 (1.08%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.92%) Java
11 6 (0.92%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.46%) XAML
12 3 (0.46%) VBA
13 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.15%) AWK
14 1 (0.15%) Korn
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.62%) MCSE
5 23 (3.54%) CCNA
5 23 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.23%) Degree
7 17 (2.62%) MCP
8 16 (2.46%) MCSA
9 14 (2.15%) MCITP
10 12 (1.85%) MCTS
10 12 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.23%) RHCE
13 7 (1.08%) RHCA
13 7 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.08%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.31%) SLA
2 5 (0.77%) COBIT
3 3 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 353 (54.31%) Active Directory
2 60 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.62%) XenApp
5 22 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (3.23%) vSphere
7 19 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.69%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.54%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.77%) XenServer
12 4 (0.62%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.62%) KVM
12 4 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.31%) UAG
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 128 (19.69%) SCCM
2 14 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (1.85%) WSUS
4 11 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.69%) SCOM
5 9 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 7 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (0.92%) Puppet
8 5 (0.77%) DameWare
9 4 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.62%) OVSD
9 4 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.46%) Nessus
10 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.31%) Casper Suite
11 2 (0.31%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 270 (41.54%) Microsoft
2 143 (22.00%) Citrix
3 126 (19.38%) VMware
4 58 (8.92%) Cisco
5 48 (7.38%) Apple
6 27 (4.15%) Lotus
7 26 (4.00%) Remedy
8 25 (3.85%) HP
9 22 (3.38%) Oracle
10 19 (2.92%) Adobe
10 19 (2.92%) Bloomberg
10 19 (2.92%) McAfee
11 18 (2.77%) Symantec
12 17 (2.62%) LANDesk
13 16 (2.46%) Reuters
14 14 (2.15%) Dell
15 13 (2.00%) Red Hat
15 13 (2.00%) Google
16 9 (1.38%) Sophos
17 8 (1.23%) Veeam
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