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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 299 266 367
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +101
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 344 357 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.72% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.10% 3.17% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 179 90
Average daily rate
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£186 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.36% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 56 23
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £21.75 £64.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -26.58%
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
11100 11264 10447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.51% 22.78% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6651 6502 5842
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 960 970
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -33 130 £186 -32.27% 62
South East -23 81 £231 -7.50% 37
North West -1 33 £213 -34.61% 12
South West +7 30 £150 -36.84% 8
East of England -4 25 £300 +30.43% 10
West Midlands -1 19 £185 -40.37% 6
East Midlands -6 14 £225 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire -11 14 £120 - 10
North East -25 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 692 (100.00%) Windows
2 449 (64.88%) Windows 7
3 353 (51.01%) Active Directory
4 311 (44.94%) Microsoft
5 231 (33.38%) MS Office
6 196 (28.32%) Windows XP
7 176 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 170 (24.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 161 (23.27%) VMware
10 146 (21.10%) MS Excel
11 144 (20.81%) MS Exchange
12 133 (19.22%) Citrix
13 132 (19.08%) SCCM
14 111 (16.04%) ITIL
15 90 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 83 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
17 81 (11.71%) DNS
18 76 (10.98%) DHCP
18 76 (10.98%) LAN
18 76 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 69 (9.97%) Migration
20 68 (9.83%) TCP/IP
21 66 (9.54%) SLA
21 66 (9.54%) SQL Server
22 63 (9.10%) Cisco
22 63 (9.10%) WAN
23 62 (8.96%) SQL
24 60 (8.67%) Linux
25 58 (8.38%) Blackberry
26 57 (8.24%) Firewall

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 144 (20.81%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (7.08%) Lync
4 44 (6.36%) SharePoint
5 36 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.46%) IIS
9 15 (2.17%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.58%) Node.js
12 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle UPK
13 3 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 231 (33.38%) MS Office
2 146 (21.10%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.29%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Agresso
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.95%) Office 365
2 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.01%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.58%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Taleo
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
6 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 81 (11.71%) DNS
2 76 (10.98%) DHCP
2 76 (10.98%) LAN
3 68 (9.83%) TCP/IP
4 63 (9.10%) WAN
5 57 (8.24%) Firewall
6 49 (7.08%) SAN
7 30 (4.34%) VPN
8 27 (3.90%) Wireless
9 24 (3.47%) Internet
10 20 (2.89%) IPv4
11 19 (2.75%) VLAN
11 19 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (2.46%) VoIP
12 17 (2.46%) NAS
13 14 (2.02%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.88%) Intranet
15 12 (1.73%) Network Security
16 11 (1.59%) LDAP
17 9 (1.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.75%) MySQL
3 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.87%) SSDT
5 6 (0.87%) FileMaker
5 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (3.47%) MSI
2 16 (2.31%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.30%) Subversion
5 8 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.01%) MSBuild
6 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.87%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.87%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.58%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.58%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 41 (5.92%) Finance
2 15 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.88%) Retail
4 10 (1.45%) Law
4 10 (1.45%) Marketing
5 9 (1.30%) Legal
5 9 (1.30%) Back Office
6 7 (1.01%) Advertising
7 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.72%) Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Publishing
9 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Electronics
10 3 (0.43%) French Language
11 2 (0.29%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 144 (20.81%) Analyst
2 115 (16.62%) Support Engineer
3 89 (12.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 73 (10.55%) Desktop Support
5 72 (10.40%) Support Analyst
6 57 (8.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 51 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
7 51 (7.37%) Service Analyst
8 36 (5.20%) IT Support
9 33 (4.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 31 (4.48%) Administrator
10 31 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
10 31 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 27 (3.90%) Developer
11 27 (3.90%) Desktop Analyst
12 24 (3.47%) Deployment Engineer
12 24 (3.47%) Project Manager
12 24 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
13 21 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.46%) .NET
2 13 (1.88%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.16%) Web Services
4 6 (0.87%) LINQ
5 5 (0.72%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.58%) SOAP
7 3 (0.43%) HTML
7 3 (0.43%) CSS
7 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.43%) REST
7 3 (0.43%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.29%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.29%) jQuery
8 2 (0.29%) XSLT
8 2 (0.29%) Flash
8 2 (0.29%) WPF
8 2 (0.29%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 38 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.47%) iPad
5 22 (3.18%) Thin Client
5 22 (3.18%) Fat Client
5 22 (3.18%) iPhone
6 14 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.59%) NHS
9 8 (1.16%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.16%) Replication
9 8 (1.16%) E-Learning
10 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.87%) Clustering
11 6 (0.87%) User Experience
12 4 (0.58%) VLE
12 4 (0.58%) EPoS
12 4 (0.58%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 692 (100.00%) Windows
2 449 (64.88%) Windows 7
3 196 (28.32%) Windows XP
4 176 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (24.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (8.67%) Linux
8 52 (7.51%) Android
9 42 (6.07%) Apple iOS
10 34 (4.91%) Mac OS X
11 24 (3.47%) Ubuntu
12 20 (2.89%) Windows Vista
13 15 (2.17%) UNIX
14 13 (1.88%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.30%) CentOS
17 8 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (1.01%) BlackBerry OS
19 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X Server
20 5 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (16.04%) ITIL
2 69 (9.97%) Migration
3 33 (4.77%) Project Management
4 32 (4.62%) Incident Management
5 25 (3.61%) Service Management
6 23 (3.32%) Service Delivery
7 22 (3.18%) Asset Management
8 21 (3.03%) Programme Management
9 19 (2.75%) Change Management
9 19 (2.75%) PRINCE2
10 18 (2.60%) IT Asset Management
11 17 (2.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (2.17%) Data Protection
13 14 (2.02%) Problem Management
13 14 (2.02%) Configuration Management
14 13 (1.88%) Mobile Device Management
15 11 (1.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 11 (1.59%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 62 (8.96%) SQL
2 39 (5.64%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.05%) C#
4 14 (2.02%) Perl
4 14 (2.02%) Python
5 10 (1.45%) Java
6 9 (1.30%) C++
7 8 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.01%) VBScript
9 6 (0.87%) Objective-C
9 6 (0.87%) C++/CLI
10 5 (0.72%) VB
11 4 (0.58%) VBA
11 4 (0.58%) C
12 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.43%) XAML
13 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.29%) VB6
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (7.80%) MCSE
3 38 (5.49%) MCSA
4 37 (5.35%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.76%) MCP
6 25 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (2.89%) SC Cleared
8 19 (2.75%) CCNA
8 19 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (2.31%) MCTS
10 15 (2.17%) MCITP
11 12 (1.73%) Degree
12 10 (1.45%) MCDST
13 9 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.16%) CCNP
15 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.72%) DV Cleared
17 4 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 3 (0.43%) RHCE
18 3 (0.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (9.54%) SLA
2 15 (2.17%) QA
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 353 (51.01%) Active Directory
2 76 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.62%) vSphere
5 25 (3.61%) XenApp
6 22 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.88%) Terminal Services
8 13 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.30%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.01%) XenServer
11 3 (0.43%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.29%) UAG
12 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 132 (19.08%) SCCM
2 12 (1.73%) Puppet
3 11 (1.59%) AirWatch
3 11 (1.59%) SCOM
3 11 (1.59%) ZABBIX
4 10 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.01%) WSUS
5 7 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.87%) DameWare
7 5 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.58%) SmokePing
8 4 (0.58%) Nagios
8 4 (0.58%) Cacti
9 3 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.43%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.43%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.29%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 311 (44.94%) Microsoft
2 161 (23.27%) VMware
3 133 (19.22%) Citrix
4 63 (9.10%) Cisco
5 48 (6.94%) Apple
6 32 (4.62%) HP
7 29 (4.19%) Oracle
8 26 (3.76%) Dell
9 24 (3.47%) Remedy
10 21 (3.03%) LANDesk
11 17 (2.46%) Lotus
12 14 (2.02%) Symantec
13 13 (1.88%) McAfee
13 13 (1.88%) Sophos
14 11 (1.59%) Adobe
14 11 (1.59%) Veeam
15 10 (1.45%) Google
16 9 (1.30%) Bloomberg
16 9 (1.30%) SAP
16 9 (1.30%) Juniper
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