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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 286 329 390
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +61
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 340 241 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.15% 2.32% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 108 64
Average daily rate
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£209 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.22% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £231 £245
% change year-on-year
-24.32% -5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 26 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £28.00 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
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
10786 10388 8792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.00% 21.75% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6160 5768 4721
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1003 949
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.29 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -4.20%
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 £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +66 147 £220 -30.15% 44
South East -35 59 £250 +13.63% 31
South West +27 42 £150 -11.76% 13
North West -17 25 £313 -22.83% 15
East of England +16 22 £160 -28.08% 10
East Midlands +1 18 £215 -4.44% 9
West Midlands -3 14 £130 -50.94% 11
North East -1 7 £136 -43.22% 4
Yorkshire -8 7 £138 -65.62% 15
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 651 (100.00%) Windows
2 417 (64.06%) Windows 7
3 347 (53.30%) Active Directory
4 272 (41.78%) Microsoft
5 199 (30.57%) MS Office
6 180 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 177 (27.19%) Windows XP
8 149 (22.89%) Citrix
9 137 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 136 (20.89%) MS Exchange
11 134 (20.58%) ITIL
12 129 (19.82%) VMware
13 127 (19.51%) SCCM
14 122 (18.74%) MS Excel
15 94 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 69 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 66 (10.14%) Security Cleared
17 66 (10.14%) Cisco
18 65 (9.98%) TCP/IP
18 65 (9.98%) Migration
19 61 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2010
20 59 (9.06%) DHCP
20 59 (9.06%) SQL
21 58 (8.91%) DNS
21 58 (8.91%) Firewall
22 56 (8.60%) SLA
23 54 (8.29%) LAN
24 53 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
25 48 (7.37%) Apple
25 48 (7.37%) Finance

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 136 (20.89%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.53%) Lync
3 36 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.84%) IBM Notes
5 24 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.46%) IIS
8 14 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.38%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.46%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.46%) Apache
12 2 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 199 (30.57%) MS Office
2 122 (18.74%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.15%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) assyst
2 4 (0.61%) 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 36 (5.53%) Office 365
2 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.92%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.46%) IaaS
4 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.98%) TCP/IP
2 59 (9.06%) DHCP
3 58 (8.91%) DNS
3 58 (8.91%) Firewall
4 54 (8.29%) LAN
5 42 (6.45%) VPN
6 40 (6.14%) WAN
7 30 (4.61%) SAN
8 26 (3.99%) Internet
9 24 (3.69%) Wireless
10 21 (3.23%) VoIP
11 15 (2.30%) NAS
12 14 (2.15%) VLAN
13 13 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.69%) ADSL
15 10 (1.54%) Broadband
16 9 (1.38%) Intranet
17 7 (1.08%) LDAP
17 7 (1.08%) Network Security
18 6 (0.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.00%) MySQL
3 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.08%) FileMaker
5 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.31%) EDMS
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.15%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.46%) MSI
3 8 (1.23%) Subversion
4 7 (1.08%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.92%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.31%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (7.37%) Finance
2 17 (2.61%) Law
2 17 (2.61%) Legal
3 14 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.84%) Banking
5 10 (1.54%) Back Office
6 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.23%) French Language
7 6 (0.92%) Marketing
7 6 (0.92%) Advertising
8 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.61%) Retail
10 2 (0.31%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
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
1 126 (19.35%) Analyst
2 113 (17.36%) Support Engineer
3 92 (14.13%) Desktop Support
4 78 (11.98%) Support Analyst
5 69 (10.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 48 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
7 40 (6.14%) IT Support
8 39 (5.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 38 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
10 30 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 30 (4.61%) Service Analyst
10 30 (4.61%) Service Desk Analyst
11 29 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (4.15%) Developer
13 23 (3.53%) Project Manager
13 23 (3.53%) Deployment Engineer
14 22 (3.38%) Desktop Analyst
14 22 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 21 (3.23%) Support Technician
16 19 (2.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.30%) .NET
2 12 (1.84%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.08%) HTML
4 6 (0.92%) SOAP
4 6 (0.92%) Web Services
5 5 (0.77%) CSS
5 5 (0.77%) REST
6 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.46%) Flash
7 3 (0.46%) LINQ
7 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.46%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (0.31%) jQuery
8 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.31%) WPF
8 2 (0.31%) Middleware
8 2 (0.31%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 20 (3.07%) iPhone
4 19 (2.92%) iPad
4 19 (2.92%) Fat Client
4 19 (2.92%) Thin Client
5 18 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.15%) NHS
8 12 (1.84%) FMCG
9 8 (1.23%) User Experience
9 8 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.08%) Open Source
10 7 (1.08%) Smartcard
10 7 (1.08%) PKI
10 7 (1.08%) Replication
11 4 (0.61%) SecurID
11 4 (0.61%) Eurex
11 4 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 651 (100.00%) Windows
2 417 (64.06%) Windows 7
3 180 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 177 (27.19%) Windows XP
5 137 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (7.07%) Linux
8 34 (5.22%) Android
9 33 (5.07%) Apple iOS
10 31 (4.76%) Mac OS X
11 27 (4.15%) Windows Vista
12 16 (2.46%) UNIX
13 13 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (2.00%) Windows Phone
14 11 (1.69%) Solaris
15 10 (1.54%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (1.38%) Windows Phone 8
17 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
18 7 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (20.58%) ITIL
2 65 (9.98%) Migration
3 36 (5.53%) Project Management
4 28 (4.30%) Service Management
5 26 (3.99%) Service Delivery
6 25 (3.84%) Problem Management
7 24 (3.69%) Change Management
8 18 (2.76%) Incident Management
9 17 (2.61%) PRINCE2
10 12 (1.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (1.69%) Configuration Management
11 11 (1.69%) Customer Engagement
12 10 (1.54%) Coaching
13 9 (1.38%) Mobile Development
13 9 (1.38%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (1.38%) Asset Management
14 8 (1.23%) Software Engineering
14 8 (1.23%) Network Management
14 8 (1.23%) ITIL V3
15 7 (1.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.06%) SQL
2 34 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.30%) C#
4 16 (2.46%) VBScript
5 15 (2.30%) VB
6 13 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.69%) Perl
8 10 (1.54%) C
9 9 (1.38%) Python
10 8 (1.23%) C++
11 6 (0.92%) Java
11 6 (0.92%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.92%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.61%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.46%) XAML
13 3 (0.46%) VBA
14 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.15%) PHP
15 1 (0.15%) AWK
15 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 66 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 33 (5.07%) MCSE
5 25 (3.84%) CCNA
5 25 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.84%) Degree
6 23 (3.53%) MCP
7 15 (2.30%) MCITP
8 13 (2.00%) MCTS
8 13 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.00%) MCSA
9 9 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.23%) RHCE
10 8 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.08%) RHCA
11 7 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.08%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.60%) SLA
2 5 (0.77%) COBIT
3 2 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 347 (53.30%) Active Directory
2 69 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.07%) XenApp
5 19 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (2.92%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.76%) vSphere
7 11 (1.69%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.77%) XenServer
9 5 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.61%) KVM
10 4 (0.61%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.31%) UAG
Systems Management
1 127 (19.51%) SCCM
2 18 (2.76%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.15%) WSUS
4 13 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (1.69%) SCOM
6 8 (1.23%) OVSD
7 7 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.92%) Puppet
9 4 (0.61%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.46%) DameWare
10 3 (0.46%) Nessus
11 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.31%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.15%) Casper Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 272 (41.78%) Microsoft
2 149 (22.89%) Citrix
3 129 (19.82%) VMware
4 66 (10.14%) Cisco
5 48 (7.37%) Apple
6 27 (4.15%) Lotus
7 25 (3.84%) Oracle
8 23 (3.53%) Symantec
9 19 (2.92%) HP
10 18 (2.76%) Adobe
10 18 (2.76%) Bloomberg
10 18 (2.76%) Remedy
10 18 (2.76%) McAfee
11 16 (2.46%) Dell
12 15 (2.30%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.15%) Reuters
13 14 (2.15%) Google
14 12 (1.84%) LANDesk
14 12 (1.84%) Veeam
15 10 (1.54%) Sophos
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