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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 300 275 367
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +92
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 329 326 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.68% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.00% 3.03% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 168 87
Average daily rate
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£220 £295 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% -26.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £133 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £220 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.31% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 39 7
Average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% -38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £20.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.83%
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
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +21 148 £225 -35.71% 53
South East -60 57 £293 +28.57% 41
South West +32 36 £150 -14.28% 10
North West -10 24 £225 -20.35% 18
West Midlands -6 20 £160 -57.33% 7
East of England -4 18 £280 +19.14% 13
Yorkshire -10 15 £175 -43.54% 10
East Midlands -4 13 £239 -4.50% 8
North East -14 2 £115 -42.50% 1
Midlands -2 1 £450 -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 667 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (65.97%) Windows 7
3 353 (52.92%) Active Directory
4 276 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 210 (31.48%) MS Office
6 180 (26.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 167 (25.04%) Windows XP
8 149 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 136 (20.39%) Citrix
10 135 (20.24%) MS Exchange
11 133 (19.94%) ITIL
12 129 (19.34%) SCCM
13 126 (18.89%) VMware
14 118 (17.69%) MS Excel
15 82 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 67 (10.04%) SLA
17 66 (9.90%) Migration
18 65 (9.75%) SQL
18 65 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2010
19 63 (9.45%) TCP/IP
20 61 (9.15%) DNS
21 60 (9.00%) LAN
22 56 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
24 54 (8.10%) DHCP
25 53 (7.95%) Cisco
26 50 (7.50%) Apple
27 48 (7.20%) Firewall
28 47 (7.05%) Office 365
29 45 (6.75%) Linux

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 135 (20.24%) MS Exchange
2 65 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.25%) Lync
4 34 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 27 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.70%) IBM Notes
7 17 (2.55%) IIS
8 15 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.05%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.60%) Node.js
15 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
17 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
17 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 210 (31.48%) MS Office
2 118 (17.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.30%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.15%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.60%) assyst
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.05%) Office 365
2 8 (1.20%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.60%) SaaS
6 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.30%) Yammer
7 2 (0.30%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.45%) TCP/IP
2 61 (9.15%) DNS
3 60 (9.00%) LAN
4 54 (8.10%) DHCP
5 48 (7.20%) Firewall
6 42 (6.30%) WAN
7 38 (5.70%) VPN
8 26 (3.90%) Internet
9 25 (3.75%) Wireless
10 23 (3.45%) SAN
11 21 (3.15%) VoIP
12 14 (2.10%) Intranet
13 12 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (1.80%) VLAN
14 11 (1.65%) NAS
15 10 (1.50%) Network Security
15 10 (1.50%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.20%) LDAP
16 8 (1.20%) ADSL
17 6 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.40%) MySQL
3 6 (0.90%) FileMaker
3 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 23 (3.45%) MSI
2 21 (3.15%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.35%) Subversion
4 8 (1.20%) InstallShield
5 5 (0.75%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.45%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.15%) JIRA
9 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 43 (6.45%) Finance
2 15 (2.25%) Legal
3 13 (1.95%) Law
4 12 (1.80%) Retail
5 11 (1.65%) Marketing
5 11 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.35%) Back Office
7 8 (1.20%) Advertising
7 8 (1.20%) Banking
8 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 125 (18.74%) Analyst
2 105 (15.74%) Support Engineer
3 88 (13.19%) Desktop Support
4 67 (10.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 64 (9.60%) Support Analyst
6 54 (8.10%) Desktop Engineer
7 39 (5.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 39 (5.85%) Service Analyst
8 36 (5.40%) IT Support
9 34 (5.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 32 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
11 31 (4.65%) Developer
12 28 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (4.05%) Deployment Engineer
14 22 (3.30%) Desktop Analyst
15 21 (3.15%) Consultant
16 20 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 20 (3.00%) Team Leader
17 19 (2.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 19 (2.85%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.85%) .NET
2 16 (2.40%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.80%) Web Services
4 8 (1.20%) SOAP
5 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.90%) HTML
6 6 (0.90%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.90%) REST
7 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.75%) CSS
8 4 (0.60%) Flash
8 4 (0.60%) LINQ
8 4 (0.60%) jQuery
9 3 (0.45%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.45%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.45%) XSLT
9 3 (0.45%) XML
10 2 (0.30%) Ajax
10 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.60%) Blackberry
2 34 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.45%) iPad
4 18 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 18 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 17 (2.55%) iPhone
6 13 (1.95%) NHS
6 13 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.50%) FMCG
9 9 (1.35%) Open Source
10 8 (1.20%) Smartcard
11 7 (1.05%) User Experience
12 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.75%) Clustering
14 4 (0.60%) VLE
14 4 (0.60%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.60%) Mobile Computing
15 3 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 667 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (65.97%) Windows 7
3 180 (26.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 167 (25.04%) Windows XP
5 149 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (6.75%) Linux
8 38 (5.70%) Android
9 36 (5.40%) Apple iOS
10 28 (4.20%) Mac OS X
11 21 (3.15%) Windows Vista
12 14 (2.10%) UNIX
13 11 (1.65%) Mac OS
13 11 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.50%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.05%) Windows Phone 8
16 7 (1.05%) Mac OS X Server
17 6 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.94%) ITIL
2 66 (9.90%) Migration
3 36 (5.40%) Project Management
4 30 (4.50%) Service Management
5 28 (4.20%) Service Delivery
6 25 (3.75%) Incident Management
7 23 (3.45%) Change Management
8 22 (3.30%) Problem Management
9 15 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (2.10%) PRINCE2
11 13 (1.95%) MVC
12 12 (1.80%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (1.65%) Customer Engagement
13 11 (1.65%) Asset Management
14 10 (1.50%) Data Protection
14 10 (1.50%) Mobile Development
15 9 (1.35%) Coaching
15 9 (1.35%) Network Management
16 8 (1.20%) Configuration Management
16 8 (1.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (9.75%) SQL
2 40 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.65%) C#
4 13 (1.95%) VB
5 11 (1.65%) VBScript
6 10 (1.50%) Java
7 9 (1.35%) C
8 8 (1.20%) C++
8 8 (1.20%) Perl
8 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.05%) Python
10 6 (0.90%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.90%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.75%) VBA
12 3 (0.45%) XAML
12 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.15%) C-shell
13 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.10%) MCSE
4 28 (4.20%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.75%) CCNA
6 22 (3.30%) Degree
7 19 (2.85%) MCSA
8 18 (2.70%) MCP
9 16 (2.40%) MCITP
10 14 (2.10%) MCTS
11 10 (1.50%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.90%) RHCE
14 6 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.75%) RHCSA
15 5 (0.75%) RHCA
16 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.04%) SLA
2 9 (1.35%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.75%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 353 (52.92%) Active Directory
2 56 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.35%) XenApp
5 26 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (3.15%) XenDesktop
6 21 (3.15%) vSphere
7 10 (1.50%) BitLocker
8 8 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.05%) XenServer
10 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.60%) KVM
10 4 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.60%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.45%) UAG
11 3 (0.45%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 129 (19.34%) SCCM
2 12 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (1.80%) WSUS
3 10 (1.50%) SCOM
4 9 (1.35%) AirWatch
4 9 (1.35%) Puppet
4 9 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.20%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.90%) DameWare
7 5 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.60%) Nagios
8 4 (0.60%) Cacti
8 4 (0.60%) SmokePing
8 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.45%) Nessus
10 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.30%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 276 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 136 (20.39%) Citrix
3 126 (18.89%) VMware
4 53 (7.95%) Cisco
5 50 (7.50%) Apple
6 28 (4.20%) Remedy
7 24 (3.60%) HP
8 22 (3.30%) Oracle
9 20 (3.00%) Lotus
10 19 (2.85%) LANDesk
10 19 (2.85%) Adobe
11 18 (2.70%) McAfee
11 18 (2.70%) Symantec
12 15 (2.25%) Dell
13 14 (2.10%) Bloomberg
14 13 (1.95%) Reuters
15 12 (1.80%) Google
16 10 (1.50%) Sophos
17 9 (1.35%) Wyse
18 8 (1.20%) AppSense
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