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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 307 336 431
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +95
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 289 217 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.49% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 2.20% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 98 42
Average daily rate
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£208 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.75% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £165 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 0
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
10645 9860 9025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.92% 22.42% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 5512 4817
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 912 1031
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +42 138 £205 -50.30% 55
South East 0 60 £213 -7.10% 41
South West +5 27 £143 -41.23% 16
East of England -2 17 £220 -41.33% 12
North West -13 13 £395 +7.11% 21
West Midlands +6 11 £130 -57.02% 12
East Midlands +15 10 £175 -36.36% 3
Yorkshire -8 8 £338 +73.07% 15
North East -9 5 £158 -58.00% 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 614 (100.00%) Windows
2 380 (61.89%) Windows 7
3 306 (49.84%) Active Directory
4 279 (45.44%) Microsoft
5 192 (31.27%) MS Office
6 179 (29.15%) Windows XP
7 167 (27.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 152 (24.76%) MS Exchange
9 123 (20.03%) MS Excel
10 118 (19.22%) ITIL
10 118 (19.22%) Citrix
11 107 (17.43%) VMware
12 104 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 85 (13.84%) SCCM
14 84 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 74 (12.05%) Security Cleared
16 72 (11.73%) TCP/IP
17 69 (11.24%) Cisco
17 69 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 68 (11.07%) DNS
19 64 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
20 60 (9.77%) LAN
21 59 (9.61%) DHCP
22 57 (9.28%) Firewall
23 56 (9.12%) SQL
24 54 (8.79%) VPN
25 52 (8.47%) Finance
26 51 (8.31%) SC Cleared
27 49 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
28 47 (7.65%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 152 (24.76%) MS Exchange
2 64 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 39 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 34 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (4.72%) Lync
7 19 (3.09%) IBM Notes
8 18 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.12%) IIS
11 10 (1.63%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.65%) Apache
14 3 (0.49%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.16%) CMS
16 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.16%) CICS
Applications
1 192 (31.27%) MS Office
2 123 (20.03%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.16%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) assyst
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.23%) Office 365
2 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.14%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.81%) IaaS
5 4 (0.65%) SaaS
6 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (11.73%) TCP/IP
2 68 (11.07%) DNS
3 60 (9.77%) LAN
4 59 (9.61%) DHCP
5 57 (9.28%) Firewall
6 54 (8.79%) VPN
7 47 (7.65%) WAN
8 32 (5.21%) Internet
9 29 (4.72%) SAN
10 21 (3.42%) VoIP
10 21 (3.42%) Wireless
11 16 (2.61%) VLAN
12 15 (2.44%) NAS
13 13 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.47%) Broadband
15 8 (1.30%) ADSL
16 7 (1.14%) FTP
17 6 (0.98%) MPLS
17 6 (0.98%) 802.11
18 5 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.47%) MySQL
3 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
7 2 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.33%) MS Access
7 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.33%) EDMS
7 2 (0.33%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.16%) Ingres
8 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.12%) Subversion
3 8 (1.30%) MSI
4 7 (1.14%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.98%) JIRA
6 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.49%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.33%) 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 (8.47%) Finance
2 15 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.28%) Legal
4 13 (2.12%) Law
5 12 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.63%) Banking
6 10 (1.63%) Advertising
7 8 (1.30%) French Language
8 5 (0.81%) Marketing
9 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Retail
10 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (19.54%) Analyst
1 120 (19.54%) Support Engineer
2 90 (14.66%) Desktop Support
3 75 (12.21%) Support Analyst
4 56 (9.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 54 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (7.00%) 1st Line Support
7 41 (6.68%) IT Support
8 39 (6.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 34 (5.54%) Developer
10 31 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (4.56%) Service Analyst
11 28 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (3.58%) Project Manager
13 21 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.26%) Support Technician
15 19 (3.09%) Desktop Analyst
16 18 (2.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 17 (2.77%) Rollout Engineer
18 16 (2.61%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.58%) .NET
2 10 (1.63%) HTML
3 9 (1.47%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.30%) WPF
4 8 (1.30%) CSS
4 8 (1.30%) Web Services
5 6 (0.98%) WCF
6 5 (0.81%) XML
6 5 (0.81%) Silverlight
6 5 (0.81%) WinForms
7 4 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.49%) Flash
8 3 (0.49%) SOAP
8 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.49%) jQuery
8 3 (0.49%) LINQ
8 3 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.49%) CSS3
9 2 (0.33%) REST
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.33%) Blackberry
2 32 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.09%) iPhone
4 16 (2.61%) Fat Client
4 16 (2.61%) FMCG
4 16 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 15 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.79%) iPad
7 10 (1.63%) Smartphone
7 10 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.47%) Open Source
9 8 (1.30%) Replication
10 6 (0.98%) User Experience
10 6 (0.98%) PKI
10 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.81%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.81%) Pocket PC
12 4 (0.65%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 614 (100.00%) Windows
2 380 (61.89%) Windows 7
3 179 (29.15%) Windows XP
4 167 (27.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (6.84%) Linux
8 32 (5.21%) Windows Vista
9 30 (4.89%) Mac OS X
10 26 (4.23%) Android
11 24 (3.91%) Windows Phone
12 17 (2.77%) Apple iOS
13 16 (2.61%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (2.28%) UNIX
15 12 (1.95%) Windows Phone 8
16 10 (1.63%) Solaris
17 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.98%) Windows CE
18 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (19.22%) ITIL
2 47 (7.65%) Migration
3 26 (4.23%) Service Management
4 24 (3.91%) Service Delivery
5 23 (3.75%) Project Management
6 18 (2.93%) Problem Management
6 18 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (2.77%) Change Management
8 16 (2.61%) PRINCE2
9 15 (2.44%) Incident Management
10 14 (2.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (1.63%) Line Management
12 9 (1.47%) Configuration Management
12 9 (1.47%) ITIL V3
13 8 (1.30%) Coaching
13 8 (1.30%) Mobile Application Development
14 7 (1.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (1.14%) Security Management
14 7 (1.14%) Investment Management
15 6 (0.98%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.12%) SQL
2 35 (5.70%) C#
3 32 (5.21%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 15 (2.44%) VB
5 14 (2.28%) VBScript
6 10 (1.63%) C++
7 8 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.30%) Perl
8 5 (0.81%) Java
8 5 (0.81%) C
8 5 (0.81%) VBA
8 5 (0.81%) Embedded C++
9 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.65%) XAML
10 3 (0.49%) Python
10 3 (0.49%) PHP
11 1 (0.16%) VB6
11 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 74 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (5.05%) MCSE
5 25 (4.07%) Degree
6 21 (3.42%) MCP
7 18 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.77%) CCNA
8 17 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.95%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.47%) MCITP
12 8 (1.30%) RHCSA
12 8 (1.30%) MCSA
12 8 (1.30%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.14%) RHCE
13 7 (1.14%) MCTS
13 7 (1.14%) RHCA
14 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.35%) SLA
2 6 (0.98%) QA
3 5 (0.81%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 306 (49.84%) Active Directory
2 69 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.40%) XenApp
4 26 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.95%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.63%) vSphere
7 10 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.81%) XenServer
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.49%) UAG
12 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.33%) KVM
12 2 (0.33%) Xen
13 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.16%) Firmware
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 85 (13.84%) SCCM
2 26 (4.23%) Backup Exec
3 18 (2.93%) WSUS
4 16 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (2.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.63%) OVSD
6 10 (1.63%) SCOM
7 5 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.49%) Nessus
9 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.33%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.33%) DameWare
11 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.16%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 279 (45.44%) Microsoft
2 118 (19.22%) Citrix
3 107 (17.43%) VMware
4 69 (11.24%) Cisco
5 35 (5.70%) Symantec
6 33 (5.37%) Apple
7 24 (3.91%) HP
8 22 (3.58%) Oracle
9 19 (3.09%) Dell
9 19 (3.09%) Lotus
10 18 (2.93%) McAfee
11 16 (2.61%) Bloomberg
12 15 (2.44%) SAP
12 15 (2.44%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.12%) Reuters
13 13 (2.12%) Veeam
14 12 (1.95%) Sophos
15 10 (1.63%) Google
15 10 (1.63%) Adobe
15 10 (1.63%) CheckPoint
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