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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 304 322 522
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +200
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 322 247 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.52% 0.082%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 2.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 125 9
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £162 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 22 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 -
% change year-on-year
-23.28% -
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
11886 11026 10788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.66% 23.07% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7084 6283 5766
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £178 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1000 1044
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 +3 131 £175 -47.36% 64
South East +32 73 £200 -26.60% 41
West Midlands +7 29 £350 +25.00% 9
East of England -20 26 £153 -32.22% 7
North West -5 15 £423 +40.83% 16
South West -26 15 £245 +114.91% 13
Yorkshire -8 14 £291 -5.28% 18
East Midlands +4 13 £310 +3.33% 6
North East -36 4 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 682 (100.00%) Windows
2 407 (59.68%) Windows 7
3 321 (47.07%) Microsoft
4 301 (44.13%) Active Directory
5 219 (32.11%) MS Office
6 190 (27.86%) Windows XP
7 184 (26.98%) MS Exchange
8 180 (26.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (17.30%) Citrix
10 113 (16.57%) MS Excel
11 110 (16.13%) VMware
12 102 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 98 (14.37%) ITIL
14 95 (13.93%) SCCM
15 89 (13.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 78 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
17 72 (10.56%) DNS
18 69 (10.12%) LAN
19 68 (9.97%) Cisco
20 66 (9.68%) TCP/IP
21 62 (9.09%) Firewall
22 61 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (8.65%) Blackberry
23 59 (8.65%) DHCP
24 58 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
25 55 (8.06%) Finance
25 55 (8.06%) WAN
26 54 (7.92%) SQL Server
26 54 (7.92%) C#
27 53 (7.77%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 184 (26.98%) MS Exchange
2 78 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 41 (6.01%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.52%) Lync
7 20 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.05%) IIS
9 11 (1.61%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.29%) Node.js
13 2 (0.29%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.29%) Apache
14 1 (0.15%) CICS
14 1 (0.15%) SAS
14 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 219 (32.11%) MS Office
2 113 (16.57%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.01%) Office 365
2 15 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.03%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.88%) SaaS
5 5 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.44%) GitHub
7 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.56%) DNS
2 69 (10.12%) LAN
3 66 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 62 (9.09%) Firewall
5 59 (8.65%) DHCP
6 55 (8.06%) WAN
7 47 (6.89%) VPN
8 35 (5.13%) SAN
9 33 (4.84%) Internet
10 17 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.35%) NAS
12 15 (2.20%) Wireless
12 15 (2.20%) VoIP
13 9 (1.32%) VLAN
14 8 (1.17%) MPLS
14 8 (1.17%) Broadband
15 6 (0.88%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.88%) 802.11
16 5 (0.73%) FTP
16 5 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.59%) MySQL
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.29%) DataStage
9 2 (0.29%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.29%) DB2
9 2 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (3.52%) MSI
2 19 (2.79%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.35%) InstallShield
4 11 (1.61%) Subversion
5 9 (1.32%) JIRA
6 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.44%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.29%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 55 (8.06%) Finance
2 18 (2.64%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.61%) Banking
4 9 (1.32%) Advertising
5 8 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.03%) Legal
7 6 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.73%) Publishing
9 4 (0.59%) French Language
9 4 (0.59%) Retail
9 4 (0.59%) Law
10 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.29%) Local Government
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 147 (21.55%) Analyst
2 125 (18.33%) Support Engineer
3 77 (11.29%) Support Analyst
4 76 (11.14%) Desktop Support
5 62 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 57 (8.36%) Developer
7 56 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 48 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 40 (5.87%) 1st Line Support
10 38 (5.57%) Service Analyst
11 37 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
12 35 (5.13%) IT Support
13 34 (4.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 29 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 26 (3.81%) Desktop Analyst
15 26 (3.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 20 (2.93%) Mobile Developer
17 19 (2.79%) Windows Mobile Developer
17 19 (2.79%) Consultant
18 18 (2.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.11%) .NET
2 23 (3.37%) Application Packaging
3 11 (1.61%) HTML
3 11 (1.61%) Web Services
3 11 (1.61%) WCF
3 11 (1.61%) WPF
4 9 (1.32%) CSS
5 8 (1.17%) HTML5
6 7 (1.03%) Silverlight
7 6 (0.88%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.73%) XML
9 4 (0.59%) CSS3
9 4 (0.59%) WinForms
10 3 (0.44%) XNA
10 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.44%) REST
10 3 (0.44%) WinRT
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.65%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.49%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.49%) iPhone
4 17 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 11 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (1.47%) iPad
6 10 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 10 (1.47%) FMCG
7 8 (1.17%) Pocket PC
7 8 (1.17%) Replication
7 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.88%) Open Source
9 6 (0.88%) PKI
9 6 (0.88%) NHS
10 5 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.44%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.44%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 682 (100.00%) Windows
2 407 (59.68%) Windows 7
3 190 (27.86%) Windows XP
4 180 (26.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (13.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (6.60%) Windows Vista
8 41 (6.01%) Mac OS X
9 30 (4.40%) Apple iOS
10 29 (4.25%) Windows Phone
11 27 (3.96%) Android
12 26 (3.81%) Windows Mobile
13 19 (2.79%) Linux
14 13 (1.91%) Windows Phone 8
15 10 (1.47%) Windows CE
16 9 (1.32%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.03%) UNIX
17 7 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.88%) Solaris
19 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (14.37%) ITIL
2 38 (5.57%) Migration
3 29 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (2.93%) Service Management
5 18 (2.64%) Problem Management
6 15 (2.20%) Service Delivery
7 14 (2.05%) Incident Management
7 14 (2.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (1.91%) Test Scripting
8 13 (1.91%) Mobile Application Development
9 12 (1.76%) Scrum
10 11 (1.61%) Project Management
10 11 (1.61%) Time Management
10 11 (1.61%) Asset Management
11 10 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (1.32%) CRM
12 9 (1.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (1.32%) Line Management
13 8 (1.17%) Document Management
13 8 (1.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (7.92%) C#
2 53 (7.77%) SQL
3 42 (6.16%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.76%) VBScript
4 12 (1.76%) C++
5 11 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.17%) XAML
7 8 (1.17%) VB
7 8 (1.17%) Embedded C++
8 6 (0.88%) VBA
9 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.59%) PHP
11 3 (0.44%) Perl
11 3 (0.44%) Java
12 2 (0.29%) C
13 1 (0.15%) VB6
13 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 41 (6.01%) MCSE
4 36 (5.28%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.23%) MCP
6 18 (2.64%) Degree
7 14 (2.05%) MCITP
7 14 (2.05%) CCNA
7 14 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (1.32%) MCSA
10 9 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.03%) MCTS
12 6 (0.88%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.29%) MCDST
14 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.96%) SLA
2 9 (1.32%) QA
3 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 301 (44.13%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.84%) XenApp
4 32 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (3.08%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (1.32%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.03%) XenServer
11 5 (0.73%) vSphere
12 4 (0.59%) Xen
12 4 (0.59%) NLBS
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.29%) UAG
14 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 95 (13.93%) SCCM
2 33 (4.84%) Backup Exec
3 19 (2.79%) WSUS
4 18 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.47%) SCOM
6 9 (1.32%) DameWare
7 7 (1.03%) OVSD
8 6 (0.88%) AppDNA
8 6 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.59%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
13 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
13 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
13 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 321 (47.07%) Microsoft
2 118 (17.30%) Citrix
3 110 (16.13%) VMware
4 68 (9.97%) Cisco
5 39 (5.72%) Symantec
6 36 (5.28%) HP
7 35 (5.13%) Dell
8 30 (4.40%) Apple
9 15 (2.20%) SAP
9 15 (2.20%) Oracle
10 14 (2.05%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.91%) Veeam
12 11 (1.61%) Lotus
13 10 (1.47%) Sophos
14 9 (1.32%) Avaya
14 9 (1.32%) Google
15 8 (1.17%) Bloomberg
16 7 (1.03%) McAfee
16 7 (1.03%) LANDesk
16 7 (1.03%) Kaspersky
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