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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK / England
Rank 396 319 322
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 171 304 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.99% 3.07% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 170 135
Median daily rate £165 £185 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £166 £195
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -14.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 67 38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.05 £25.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +22.80%

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
8593 9901 10706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.72% 21.29% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5476 5991 6376
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 763 887
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.50 £36.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 72 £175 -6.91% 26
South East -9 41 £260 +30.00% 30
East of England -12 13 £158 +14.54% 4
North West +13 12 £275 +22.22% 11
South West -6 12 £113 - 4
East Midlands -7 6 £143 +25.00% 1
North East -12 6 £213 - 1
West Midlands -14 5 £275 +22.22% 10
Yorkshire -1 3 £118 -24.19% 5
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 414 (100.00%) Windows
2 295 (71.26%) Windows 7
3 286 (69.08%) Active Directory
4 200 (48.31%) Microsoft
5 177 (42.75%) MS Office
6 144 (34.78%) Windows 10
7 124 (29.95%) Citrix
8 113 (27.29%) Windows Server
9 107 (25.85%) MS Excel
10 92 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 86 (20.77%) SCCM
12 76 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 75 (18.12%) Windows XP
14 71 (17.15%) VMware
15 68 (16.43%) ITIL
16 64 (15.46%) MS Exchange
17 63 (15.22%) Office 365
18 49 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 48 (11.59%) Blackberry
19 48 (11.59%) DNS
20 47 (11.35%) Apple
21 45 (10.87%) DHCP
21 45 (10.87%) Hyper-V
21 45 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
22 44 (10.63%) XenApp
23 41 (9.90%) TCP/IP
24 40 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
25 39 (9.42%) Apple iOS
25 39 (9.42%) HP
26 38 (9.18%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (15.46%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (8.21%) Skype for Business
4 32 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 30 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (4.11%) IBM Notes
8 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.72%) Documentum
12 1 (0.24%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.24%) IIS
12 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 177 (42.75%) MS Office
2 107 (25.85%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 63 (15.22%) Office 365
2 20 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.72%) IaaS
3 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.72%) PaaS
3 3 (0.72%) SaaS
3 3 (0.72%) Yammer
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.59%) DNS
2 45 (10.87%) DHCP
3 41 (9.90%) TCP/IP
4 37 (8.94%) LAN
5 34 (8.21%) Internet
6 30 (7.25%) VPN
7 23 (5.56%) Skype
7 23 (5.56%) Wireless
8 22 (5.31%) Firewall
9 19 (4.59%) SAN
9 19 (4.59%) WAN
9 19 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.62%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (2.90%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.69%) 3G
13 5 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.21%) IPsec
13 5 (1.21%) SSL
14 4 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.97%) Big Data
4 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.72%) MySQL
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.72%) SQLite
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.48%) SSDT
6 2 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Axure RP
2 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.48%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.48%) NuGet
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.48%) Subversion
4 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.48%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.24%) MSTest
5 1 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 27 (6.52%) Finance
2 13 (3.14%) Law
2 13 (3.14%) Legal
3 12 (2.90%) Retail
4 10 (2.42%) Banking
5 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.21%) Back Office
7 4 (0.97%) Local Government
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Advertising
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 3 (0.72%) Electronics
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) French Language
9 2 (0.48%) Games
9 2 (0.48%) German Language
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 118 (28.50%) Analyst
2 114 (27.54%) Support Engineer
3 72 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 65 (15.70%) Desktop Support
5 57 (13.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 57 (13.77%) Support Analyst
6 52 (12.56%) Service Analyst
7 49 (11.84%) IT Support
8 48 (11.59%) Service Desk Analyst
9 47 (11.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 42 (10.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 37 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 33 (7.97%) Help Desk Analyst
13 30 (7.25%) Help Desk Support
13 30 (7.25%) IT Engineer
14 28 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
15 26 (6.28%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 25 (6.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 24 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 23 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.86%) .NET
2 11 (2.66%) WPF
3 9 (2.17%) HTML
4 8 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (1.93%) CSS
5 7 (1.69%) XSLT
6 4 (0.97%) COM+
6 4 (0.97%) WCF
6 4 (0.97%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.72%) SOAP
7 3 (0.72%) Web Services
8 2 (0.48%) HTML5
8 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.24%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.24%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.24%) JSF
9 1 (0.24%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.59%) Blackberry
2 23 (5.56%) iPhone
3 21 (5.07%) Smartphone
4 18 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.14%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.14%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.42%) iPad
8 9 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.69%) Clustering
11 6 (1.45%) User Experience
12 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.21%) PKI
13 4 (0.97%) BYOD
13 4 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.72%) Robotics
14 3 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 414 (100.00%) Windows
2 295 (71.26%) Windows 7
3 144 (34.78%) Windows 10
4 113 (27.29%) Windows Server
5 92 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (18.12%) Windows XP
8 49 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (9.42%) Apple iOS
10 36 (8.70%) Android
11 22 (5.31%) Windows Vista
12 21 (5.07%) Linux
13 14 (3.38%) Mac OS
13 14 (3.38%) Mac OS X
14 9 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.69%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.21%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.21%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.43%) ITIL
2 30 (7.25%) Incident Management
3 29 (7.00%) Time Management
4 22 (5.31%) Software Deployment
5 20 (4.83%) Migration
6 16 (3.86%) Service Management
7 15 (3.62%) Problem Management
8 14 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.14%) Change Management
9 13 (3.14%) Validation
10 12 (2.90%) CRM
11 11 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (2.66%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.17%) Identity Management
12 9 (2.17%) Network Management
12 9 (2.17%) Patch Management
13 8 (1.93%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (1.93%) MVC
14 7 (1.69%) ITSM
14 7 (1.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.00%) SQL
2 25 (6.04%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.83%) C#
4 10 (2.42%) VBScript
5 9 (2.17%) XAML
6 7 (1.69%) C++
7 6 (1.45%) VB
8 5 (1.21%) C
9 4 (0.97%) Java
10 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.72%) VBA
11 2 (0.48%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.48%) Delphi
11 2 (0.48%) Pascal
11 2 (0.48%) Perl
11 2 (0.48%) PHP
11 2 (0.48%) Python
12 1 (0.24%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (7.97%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (5.56%) MCP
5 19 (4.59%) MCSE
6 15 (3.62%) MCSA
7 9 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (1.93%) ACDT
8 8 (1.93%) ACHDS
8 8 (1.93%) ACTC
8 8 (1.93%) CCNP
8 8 (1.93%) DBS Check
8 8 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.93%) MCDST
8 8 (1.93%) MCSM
9 6 (1.45%) Degree
9 6 (1.45%) MCITP
10 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.18%) SLA
2 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 286 (69.08%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.87%) Hyper-V
2 45 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.63%) XenApp
4 16 (3.86%) XenDesktop
5 15 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.66%) vSphere
7 9 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.97%) XenServer
9 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.48%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.48%) Postfix
9 2 (0.48%) Samba
9 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 86 (20.77%) SCCM
2 10 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (2.42%) WSUS
3 7 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.69%) DameWare
4 6 (1.45%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.97%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.97%) SCOM
6 4 (0.97%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.97%) WMI
7 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 200 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 124 (29.95%) Citrix
3 71 (17.15%) VMware
4 47 (11.35%) Apple
5 39 (9.42%) HP
6 32 (7.73%) Cisco
7 17 (4.11%) Lotus
7 17 (4.11%) Remedy
7 17 (4.11%) Symantec
8 12 (2.90%) Canon
9 11 (2.66%) AppSense
9 11 (2.66%) LANDesk
10 10 (2.42%) Dell
10 10 (2.42%) Mitel
10 10 (2.42%) ThinPrint
11 8 (1.93%) iManage
11 8 (1.93%) Oracle
12 7 (1.69%) Avaya
12 7 (1.69%) Xamarin
13 6 (1.45%) Juniper
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Rate: £125 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £11 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Omni RMS
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Calne, Wiltshire
IT Support 365 Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 7 days ago