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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 315 302 381
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +79
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 337 320 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.64% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.89% 2.79% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 148 89
Average daily rate
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£200 £266 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.88% -18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-24.34% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 60 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%
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
11669 11466 10934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.64% 22.77% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6947 6623 6226
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 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 995 967
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 -21 111 £189 +4.86% 53
South East -7 89 £300 +11.62% 42
North West -9 38 £235 -30.37% 27
East of England +6 32 £200 -42.85% 7
South West +9 24 £150 -52.00% 11
East Midlands -2 17 £238 +18.75% 6
Yorkshire -27 15 £120 -55.55% 5
West Midlands -23 11 £185 -42.18% 5
North East -27 1 - - 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 433 (64.24%) Windows 7
3 322 (47.77%) Active Directory
4 308 (45.70%) Microsoft
5 235 (34.87%) MS Office
6 204 (30.27%) Windows XP
7 161 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 151 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 149 (22.11%) VMware
10 145 (21.51%) MS Exchange
11 142 (21.07%) MS Excel
12 128 (18.99%) Citrix
13 124 (18.40%) SCCM
14 108 (16.02%) ITIL
15 89 (13.20%) DNS
16 84 (12.46%) DHCP
17 79 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
18 78 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
19 76 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
20 72 (10.68%) SQL Server
21 71 (10.53%) TCP/IP
22 68 (10.09%) LAN
23 65 (9.64%) SLA
23 65 (9.64%) Blackberry
24 62 (9.20%) Linux
25 61 (9.05%) WAN
26 59 (8.75%) SQL
27 56 (8.31%) Cisco
28 55 (8.16%) Migration
29 53 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 145 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 53 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.23%) Lync
4 40 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.23%) IIS
9 14 (2.08%) IBM Notes
10 11 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.59%) Node.js
12 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle UPK
13 3 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.15%) CMS
14 1 (0.15%) WinCC
Applications
1 235 (34.87%) MS Office
2 142 (21.07%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.72%) Office 365
2 7 (1.04%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.59%) SaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Taleo
5 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (13.20%) DNS
2 84 (12.46%) DHCP
3 71 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 68 (10.09%) LAN
5 61 (9.05%) WAN
6 50 (7.42%) SAN
7 49 (7.27%) Firewall
8 31 (4.60%) Internet
9 28 (4.15%) VPN
10 27 (4.01%) Wireless
11 21 (3.12%) IPv4
12 20 (2.97%) VLAN
13 18 (2.67%) NAS
14 17 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (2.37%) VoIP
16 14 (2.08%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.78%) Network Security
18 11 (1.63%) LDAP
19 10 (1.48%) Intranet
20 9 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.08%) MySQL
3 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.89%) Big Data
6 6 (0.89%) SSDT
7 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (2.97%) MSI
2 15 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.63%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.48%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.19%) Subversion
7 7 (1.04%) MSBuild
7 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.89%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.74%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.59%) Yeoman
11 3 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.45%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.15%) JIRA
12 1 (0.15%) Selenium
12 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
General
1 50 (7.42%) Finance
2 18 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.23%) Retail
4 11 (1.63%) Law
5 9 (1.34%) Legal
5 9 (1.34%) Marketing
6 7 (1.04%) Banking
6 7 (1.04%) Advertising
7 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.74%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.59%) Publishing
9 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
9 4 (0.59%) French Language
10 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Front Office
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 141 (20.92%) Analyst
2 111 (16.47%) Support Engineer
3 90 (13.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 70 (10.39%) Desktop Support
5 68 (10.09%) Support Analyst
6 51 (7.57%) Service Analyst
6 51 (7.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 47 (6.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 38 (5.64%) 1st Line Support
9 35 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 35 (5.19%) IT Support
10 32 (4.75%) Developer
11 30 (4.45%) Administrator
12 26 (3.86%) Project Manager
13 23 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 23 (3.41%) Desktop Analyst
14 22 (3.26%) Deployment Engineer
15 21 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
16 20 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.41%) .NET
2 12 (1.78%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.04%) WinForms
3 7 (1.04%) Web Services
3 7 (1.04%) ADO.NET
4 6 (0.89%) LINQ
5 5 (0.74%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.59%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.45%) HTML
7 3 (0.45%) CSS
7 3 (0.45%) SOAP
7 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.30%) WPF
8 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.30%) jQuery
8 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.30%) REST
8 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.64%) Blackberry
2 36 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.56%) iPhone
5 21 (3.12%) Fat Client
5 21 (3.12%) Thin Client
5 21 (3.12%) iPad
6 13 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.78%) Replication
7 12 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.34%) User Experience
9 8 (1.19%) E-Learning
10 7 (1.04%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.89%) Clustering
11 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.74%) Statistics
13 4 (0.59%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.59%) EPoS
13 4 (0.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 433 (64.24%) Windows 7
3 204 (30.27%) Windows XP
4 161 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (9.20%) Linux
8 46 (6.82%) Android
9 33 (4.90%) Apple iOS
10 31 (4.60%) Mac OS X
11 24 (3.56%) Ubuntu
12 22 (3.26%) Windows Vista
13 18 (2.67%) Mac OS
14 17 (2.52%) UNIX
15 12 (1.78%) Windows Phone
16 9 (1.34%) CentOS
17 8 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (1.04%) BlackBerry OS
19 5 (0.74%) Solaris
20 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.02%) ITIL
2 55 (8.16%) Migration
3 33 (4.90%) Incident Management
4 27 (4.01%) Project Management
5 24 (3.56%) Service Management
6 22 (3.26%) Asset Management
7 21 (3.12%) Programme Management
8 20 (2.97%) Service Delivery
9 19 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (2.82%) Data Protection
10 18 (2.67%) IT Asset Management
10 18 (2.67%) PRINCE2
11 17 (2.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (2.52%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (2.37%) Configuration Management
13 12 (1.78%) Change Management
13 12 (1.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (1.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 10 (1.48%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (1.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.75%) SQL
2 51 (7.57%) PowerShell
3 32 (4.75%) C#
4 15 (2.23%) C++
5 14 (2.08%) Perl
5 14 (2.08%) Python
6 9 (1.34%) Java
7 8 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.89%) Objective-C
8 6 (0.89%) C++/CLI
8 6 (0.89%) VB
9 4 (0.59%) VBScript
9 4 (0.59%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.45%) VBA
10 3 (0.45%) XAML
11 2 (0.30%) VB6
11 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.15%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (7.42%) MCSE
3 37 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.90%) MCSA
5 22 (3.26%) MCP
5 22 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (2.23%) CCNA
9 13 (1.93%) MCITP
10 10 (1.48%) MCTS
11 9 (1.34%) Degree
12 8 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.19%) CCNP
13 7 (1.04%) MCDST
14 6 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.45%) RHCE
17 2 (0.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (9.64%) SLA
2 15 (2.23%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 322 (47.77%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.01%) vSphere
5 23 (3.41%) XenApp
5 23 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (2.82%) Terminal Services
7 18 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.89%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.89%) XenServer
8 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.59%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.15%) UAG
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 124 (18.40%) SCCM
2 13 (1.93%) SCOM
3 12 (1.78%) Puppet
4 11 (1.63%) WSUS
4 11 (1.63%) ZABBIX
5 9 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.19%) DameWare
7 6 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.74%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.59%) SmokePing
9 4 (0.59%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (0.59%) Nagios
9 4 (0.59%) Cacti
10 3 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.30%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 308 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 149 (22.11%) VMware
3 128 (18.99%) Citrix
4 56 (8.31%) Cisco
5 44 (6.53%) Apple
6 38 (5.64%) HP
7 32 (4.75%) Oracle
8 28 (4.15%) Dell
9 21 (3.12%) Remedy
10 17 (2.52%) LANDesk
11 16 (2.37%) Lotus
12 13 (1.93%) Symantec
13 11 (1.63%) McAfee
13 11 (1.63%) Sophos
13 11 (1.63%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.48%) Reuters
15 9 (1.34%) Juniper
15 9 (1.34%) SAP
15 9 (1.34%) Veeam
16 8 (1.19%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport
Computer Futures
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £14 - £16 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £12 - £15 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Feltham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £4500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago