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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 314 320 344
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 303 302 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.01% 2.81% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 137 109
Average daily rate £203 £195 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -44.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £115 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 49 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +1 125 £250 +21.95% 34
South East +11 59 £188 -13.09% 42
North West +4 29 £275 -31.25% 9
South West -3 26 £180 +20.00% 10
East of England +7 25 £153 -30.68% 15
East Midlands -11 17 £114 -13.96% 9
West Midlands -14 14 £210 +61.53% 10
Yorkshire -17 11 £155 -31.49% 6
North East -22 1 - - 2
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 694 (100.00%) Windows
2 480 (69.16%) Windows 7
3 419 (60.37%) Active Directory
4 361 (52.02%) Microsoft
5 282 (40.63%) MS Office
6 185 (26.66%) Windows XP
7 179 (25.79%) Windows Server
8 178 (25.65%) MS Excel
9 161 (23.20%) ITIL
10 151 (21.76%) Citrix
11 142 (20.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 130 (18.73%) SCCM
13 124 (17.87%) MS Exchange
14 120 (17.29%) VMware
15 119 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 91 (13.11%) PowerShell
17 81 (11.67%) Office 365
18 75 (10.81%) Finance
19 74 (10.66%) DNS
20 72 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
21 69 (9.94%) DHCP
21 69 (9.94%) Windows 10
22 66 (9.51%) Cisco
23 64 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 63 (9.08%) Firewall
25 62 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
26 61 (8.79%) TCP/IP
26 61 (8.79%) Blackberry
26 61 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
27 56 (8.07%) Migration

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 124 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 61 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (5.76%) Skype for Business
4 35 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 30 (4.32%) IBM Notes
5 30 (4.32%) SharePoint
6 28 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.15%) IIS
11 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.29%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.29%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) Apache
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) WinCC
13 1 (0.14%) Zimbra
Applications
1 282 (40.63%) MS Office
2 178 (25.65%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.29%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.29%) assyst
4 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.67%) Office 365
2 20 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.44%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.86%) SaaS
5 5 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.66%) DNS
2 69 (9.94%) DHCP
3 63 (9.08%) Firewall
4 61 (8.79%) TCP/IP
5 52 (7.49%) Internet
6 40 (5.76%) LAN
6 40 (5.76%) VPN
7 34 (4.90%) WAN
8 22 (3.17%) SAN
9 20 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
10 17 (2.45%) Network Security
11 15 (2.16%) Wireless
12 14 (2.02%) VoIP
13 11 (1.59%) Skype
13 11 (1.59%) VLAN
14 9 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.15%) HTTP
15 8 (1.15%) Intranet
15 8 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (1.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.73%) Big Data
3 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.43%) MS Access
6 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.29%) DB2
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.29%) SQLite
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.59%) MSI
4 7 (1.01%) Grunt
4 7 (1.01%) gulp
4 7 (1.01%) webpack
5 5 (0.72%) MSTest
5 5 (0.72%) NUnit
6 4 (0.58%) JIRA
6 4 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.43%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.29%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.29%) WiX
9 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 75 (10.81%) Finance
2 26 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.17%) Law
4 19 (2.74%) Banking
5 18 (2.59%) Legal
6 12 (1.73%) Back Office
6 12 (1.73%) Front Office
7 9 (1.30%) Retail
8 6 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Advertising
9 5 (0.72%) German Language
9 5 (0.72%) Marketing
10 4 (0.58%) French Language
10 4 (0.58%) Local Government
11 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 177 (25.50%) Analyst
2 131 (18.88%) Support Engineer
3 109 (15.71%) Desktop Support
4 104 (14.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 84 (12.10%) Service Analyst
6 77 (11.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 72 (10.37%) Support Analyst
8 64 (9.22%) IT Support
9 59 (8.50%) Desktop Engineer
10 51 (7.35%) 1st Line Support
11 49 (7.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 49 (7.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 44 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
13 40 (5.76%) Help Desk Support
14 38 (5.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 34 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 34 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
16 31 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 31 (4.47%) Developer
16 31 (4.47%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.17%) .NET
2 16 (2.31%) HTML
3 15 (2.16%) WinForms
4 14 (2.02%) ADO.NET
5 13 (1.87%) HTML5
6 12 (1.73%) AngularJS
6 12 (1.73%) CSS
7 8 (1.15%) Apache Cordova
7 8 (1.15%) CSS3
8 7 (1.01%) Backbone.js
8 7 (1.01%) Ember.js
8 7 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (1.01%) LESS
8 7 (1.01%) React
8 7 (1.01%) Sass
9 5 (0.72%) Silverlight
9 5 (0.72%) WCF
9 5 (0.72%) WPF
10 4 (0.58%) jQuery
11 2 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.79%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.61%) iPhone
3 27 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.59%) iPad
6 15 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 14 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.44%) BYOD
9 10 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.44%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.30%) User Experience
11 7 (1.01%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.01%) NHS
11 7 (1.01%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.86%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.72%) Replication
14 4 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
14 4 (0.58%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 694 (100.00%) Windows
2 480 (69.16%) Windows 7
3 185 (26.66%) Windows XP
4 179 (25.79%) Windows Server
5 142 (20.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (17.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (9.94%) Windows 10
9 55 (7.93%) Apple iOS
10 46 (6.63%) Linux
11 45 (6.48%) Android
12 37 (5.33%) Mac OS X
13 28 (4.03%) Windows Vista
14 21 (3.03%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.44%) Unix
16 9 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (1.15%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.86%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
20 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (23.20%) ITIL
2 56 (8.07%) Migration
3 28 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (4.03%) Incident Management
4 24 (3.46%) Service Management
5 23 (3.31%) Asset Management
6 22 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 21 (3.03%) TDD
8 20 (2.88%) ITSM
9 15 (2.16%) Application Packaging
9 15 (2.16%) ITIL V3
10 14 (2.02%) Project Management
11 13 (1.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (1.87%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (1.87%) Problem Management
12 12 (1.73%) Configuration Management
12 12 (1.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (1.59%) Change Control
13 11 (1.59%) Software Deployment
14 10 (1.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 91 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 41 (5.91%) SQL
3 27 (3.89%) VBScript
4 18 (2.59%) C#
5 16 (2.31%) C++
6 15 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.15%) C
8 7 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 6 (0.86%) VB
10 5 (0.72%) XAML
11 4 (0.58%) Java
12 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.29%) VBA
14 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (3.60%) MCSE
5 19 (2.74%) MCITP
6 18 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.45%) Degree
8 14 (2.02%) CCNA
9 13 (1.87%) MCP
10 11 (1.59%) CCNP
11 10 (1.44%) MCSA
12 9 (1.30%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.58%) CCIE
16 4 (0.58%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.07%) SLA
2 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.43%) QA
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 419 (60.37%) Active Directory
2 64 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.04%) XenApp
4 26 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.16%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.44%) vSphere
9 9 (1.30%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.72%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.58%) NFS
11 4 (0.58%) vCloud
11 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.58%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) Firmware
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 130 (18.73%) SCCM
2 17 (2.45%) SCOM
3 9 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (1.15%) WSUS
5 5 (0.72%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.72%) DameWare
5 5 (0.72%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.58%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (0.43%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.43%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 361 (52.02%) Microsoft
2 151 (21.76%) Citrix
3 120 (17.29%) VMware
4 66 (9.51%) Cisco
5 51 (7.35%) HP
6 46 (6.63%) Apple
7 31 (4.47%) Lotus
8 29 (4.18%) Juniper
9 17 (2.45%) LANDesk
10 16 (2.31%) Remedy
11 15 (2.16%) Bloomberg
12 14 (2.02%) Symantec
13 13 (1.87%) Dell
14 11 (1.59%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.59%) Google
15 10 (1.44%) Reuters
15 10 (1.44%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.30%) Adobe
16 9 (1.30%) Intel Security
16 9 (1.30%) Oracle
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