The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 257 376 544
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +168
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 359 184 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.39% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.19% 1.76% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 92 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £325 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -22.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £176 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 23 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11255 10464 11293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.81% 22.45% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5849 5673
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 979 1184
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows 8
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +71 157 £275 -15.38% 54
South East +41 88 £250 -33.99% 34
East of England -16 31 £240 +33.33% 6
West Midlands +5 22 £301 +7.32% 17
South West -17 22 £238 +150.00% 8
North West +2 17 £325 - 10
East Midlands +6 13 £250 - 9
North East - 6 £233 - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 - - 8
Windows 8
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Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 666 (100.00%) Windows
2 398 (59.76%) Windows 7
3 313 (47.00%) Microsoft
4 309 (46.40%) Active Directory
5 187 (28.08%) MS Office
6 175 (26.28%) Windows XP
7 171 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 156 (23.42%) SCCM
9 146 (21.92%) MS Exchange
10 118 (17.72%) MS Excel
11 112 (16.82%) Citrix
12 105 (15.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 96 (14.41%) ITIL
14 93 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 92 (13.81%) VMware
16 65 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
17 63 (9.46%) DNS
18 61 (9.16%) SQL Server
18 61 (9.16%) PowerShell
19 59 (8.86%) Blackberry
20 58 (8.71%) Migration
20 58 (8.71%) C#
21 51 (7.66%) Cisco
22 50 (7.51%) Office 365
23 49 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
23 49 (7.36%) DHCP
23 49 (7.36%) Firewall
24 48 (7.21%) Finance
25 45 (6.76%) Security Cleared
26 44 (6.61%) LAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 146 (21.92%) MS Exchange
2 65 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.31%) SharePoint
4 40 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (2.55%) Lync
7 15 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.80%) IIS
9 12 (1.80%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.45%) CMS
13 3 (0.45%) Node.js
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.15%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 187 (28.08%) MS Office
2 118 (17.72%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.51%) Office 365
2 16 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.75%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.46%) DNS
2 49 (7.36%) DHCP
2 49 (7.36%) Firewall
3 44 (6.61%) LAN
4 42 (6.31%) TCP/IP
5 31 (4.65%) WAN
6 30 (4.50%) VPN
7 24 (3.60%) SAN
8 16 (2.40%) Wireless
9 15 (2.25%) Internet
10 13 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.20%) VoIP
12 5 (0.75%) SMS
12 5 (0.75%) VLAN
13 4 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.60%) Bluetooth
13 4 (0.60%) Network Security
14 3 (0.45%) DMZ
14 3 (0.45%) Intranet
14 3 (0.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.50%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.30%) DataStage
10 1 (0.15%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.15%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.15%) MS Access
10 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.15%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (5.41%) MSI
2 26 (3.90%) InstallShield
3 16 (2.40%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.05%) Subversion
5 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.60%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.45%) JIRA
7 3 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.15%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (7.21%) Finance
2 18 (2.70%) Banking
3 12 (1.80%) Investment Banking
3 12 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.05%) Advertising
7 6 (0.90%) Law
8 5 (0.75%) Publishing
8 5 (0.75%) French Language
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 122 (18.32%) Support Engineer
2 118 (17.72%) Analyst
3 63 (9.46%) Developer
4 57 (8.56%) Support Analyst
5 55 (8.26%) Desktop Support
5 55 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 47 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 36 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 33 (4.95%) Consultant
9 30 (4.50%) Service Analyst
9 30 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 29 (4.35%) Architect
11 28 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
12 26 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
12 26 (3.90%) SCCM Engineer
13 24 (3.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 24 (3.60%) Desktop Analyst
14 23 (3.45%) IT Support
15 16 (2.40%) Windows Support Engineer
15 16 (2.40%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.16%) .NET
2 27 (4.05%) Application Packaging
3 21 (3.15%) ASP.NET
4 19 (2.85%) HTML
5 18 (2.70%) HTML5
6 14 (2.10%) CSS
7 12 (1.80%) Web Services
8 11 (1.65%) WPF
9 9 (1.35%) REST
9 9 (1.35%) XML
10 7 (1.05%) CSS3
11 6 (0.90%) WCF
11 6 (0.90%) Silverlight
11 6 (0.90%) SOAP
12 5 (0.75%) Ajax
12 5 (0.75%) jQuery
12 5 (0.75%) JSON
13 4 (0.60%) WinRT
13 4 (0.60%) Sencha Touch
14 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.86%) Blackberry
2 15 (2.25%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.10%) Fat Client
3 14 (2.10%) Thin Client
3 14 (2.10%) iPhone
4 8 (1.20%) iPad
5 7 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 6 (0.90%) Open Source
7 5 (0.75%) HP StorageWorks
8 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.60%) NHS
9 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.45%) Pocket PC
9 3 (0.45%) Xbox
9 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.45%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 666 (100.00%) Windows
2 398 (59.76%) Windows 7
3 175 (26.28%) Windows XP
4 171 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (15.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (5.86%) Windows Vista
8 37 (5.56%) Apple iOS
9 36 (5.41%) Mac OS X
10 29 (4.35%) Android
11 19 (2.85%) Windows Phone
12 13 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (1.35%) Linux
14 8 (1.20%) Windows 2000
14 8 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.60%) Windows CE
17 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.41%) ITIL
2 58 (8.71%) Migration
3 21 (3.15%) Test Scripting
4 20 (3.00%) Problem Management
4 20 (3.00%) CRM
5 19 (2.85%) Incident Management
6 17 (2.55%) Service Management
7 16 (2.40%) Customer Engagement
8 15 (2.25%) Service Delivery
9 14 (2.10%) Time Management
9 14 (2.10%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (1.95%) Project Management
11 12 (1.80%) Integration Testing
12 11 (1.65%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (1.50%) Asset Management
13 10 (1.50%) OO
13 10 (1.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (1.20%) Document Management
14 8 (1.20%) Web Development
15 7 (1.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.16%) PowerShell
2 58 (8.71%) C#
3 39 (5.86%) SQL
4 25 (3.75%) VBScript
5 19 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.10%) VB.NET
7 13 (1.95%) VB
8 11 (1.65%) XAML
9 8 (1.20%) C++
10 7 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.75%) Java
12 4 (0.60%) C
13 3 (0.45%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.30%) PHP
14 2 (0.30%) VBA
15 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.15%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.60%) MCSE
5 22 (3.30%) Degree
6 18 (2.70%) MCITP
7 14 (2.10%) MCTS
8 13 (1.95%) MCP
9 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.35%) CCNA
11 8 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.05%) MCSA
13 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.60%) MCDST
14 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.70%) SLA
2 9 (1.35%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 309 (46.40%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 35 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 29 (4.35%) XenApp
5 20 (3.00%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.10%) Terminal Services
7 13 (1.95%) vSphere
8 10 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.20%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.75%) XenServer
11 4 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.45%) Xen
12 3 (0.45%) NLBS
13 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 156 (23.42%) SCCM
2 31 (4.65%) WSUS
3 19 (2.85%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.80%) SCOM
5 10 (1.50%) WMI
6 7 (1.05%) DameWare
6 7 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.05%) AppDNA
7 6 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.30%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 313 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 112 (16.82%) Citrix
3 92 (13.81%) VMware
4 51 (7.66%) Cisco
5 41 (6.16%) HP
6 31 (4.65%) Apple
7 26 (3.90%) Dell
8 20 (3.00%) Symantec
9 16 (2.40%) LANDesk
10 14 (2.10%) McAfee
11 13 (1.95%) Oracle
12 12 (1.80%) Lotus
13 11 (1.65%) SAP
14 9 (1.35%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.20%) Becrypt
16 7 (1.05%) Mercator
16 7 (1.05%) Business Objects
17 6 (0.90%) Avaya
17 6 (0.90%) AppSense
17 6 (0.90%) ServiceNow
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