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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 353 343 311
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 292 334 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.75% 2.91% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 167 149
Median daily rate £200 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £120 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £200 £294
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -31.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 70 59
Median hourly rate £14.45 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.50 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
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
10635 11473 11622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.49% 21.69% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6888 6829 6711
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 898 999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £33.00
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 128 £200 +2.56% 27
South East -34 49 £158 -43.75% 39
West Midlands -8 33 £400 +81.81%
East of England +15 27 £425 +112.50% 9
North West +8 27 £188 -13.79% 11
South West -7 10 £225 +50.00% 5
East Midlands -9 8 £160 -32.63% 3
North East -18 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £175 +45.83% 8
Midlands - 1 £425 -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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.

1 585 (100.00%) Windows
2 417 (71.28%) Active Directory
2 417 (71.28%) Windows 7
3 302 (51.62%) Microsoft
4 273 (46.67%) MS Office
5 174 (29.74%) Windows 10
6 158 (27.01%) MS Excel
7 156 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 152 (25.98%) Citrix
9 134 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 117 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 115 (19.66%) SCCM
12 109 (18.63%) Windows XP
13 107 (18.29%) VMware
14 102 (17.44%) ITIL
15 93 (15.90%) MS Exchange
16 90 (15.38%) Office 365
17 63 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (10.43%) PowerShell
19 57 (9.74%) SLA
20 54 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 53 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2010
22 51 (8.72%) Cisco
23 50 (8.55%) DNS
23 50 (8.55%) DHCP
24 49 (8.38%) XenApp
25 46 (7.86%) Hyper-V
25 46 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
26 45 (7.69%) TCP/IP
26 45 (7.69%) Linux

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 93 (15.90%) MS Exchange
2 53 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (7.01%) SharePoint
4 40 (6.84%) Skype for Business
5 37 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (5.64%) IBM Notes
7 18 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.56%) IIS
10 14 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.85%) Apache
14 4 (0.68%) Documentum
14 4 (0.68%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 273 (46.67%) MS Office
2 158 (27.01%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (15.38%) Office 365
2 20 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.56%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.37%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.34%) IaaS
7 2 (0.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.34%) SaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.55%) DHCP
1 50 (8.55%) DNS
2 45 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 43 (7.35%) Firewall
4 42 (7.18%) LAN
5 41 (7.01%) VPN
6 38 (6.50%) WAN
7 34 (5.81%) Internet
8 23 (3.93%) SAN
9 15 (2.56%) SSL
9 15 (2.56%) VoIP
10 14 (2.39%) Wireless
11 12 (2.05%) Intranet
11 12 (2.05%) Skype
12 11 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.88%) IPsec
12 11 (1.88%) IPv4
13 10 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.85%) MySQL
5 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.34%) SSDT
7 2 (0.34%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.85%) MSI
2 4 (0.68%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.34%) JIRA
4 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.34%) NuGet
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.17%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.17%) YourKit
General
1 40 (6.84%) Finance
2 12 (2.05%) Banking
3 10 (1.71%) Legal
3 10 (1.71%) Publishing
3 10 (1.71%) Retail
4 8 (1.37%) French Language
5 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.03%) Advertising
6 6 (1.03%) Dutch Language
6 6 (1.03%) German Language
6 6 (1.03%) Marketing
7 5 (0.85%) Law
8 4 (0.68%) Back Office
8 4 (0.68%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.68%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.51%) Electronics
9 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 210 (35.90%) Analyst
2 120 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 110 (18.80%) Support Analyst
4 95 (16.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 82 (14.02%) Desktop Support
6 78 (13.33%) Service Analyst
7 77 (13.16%) Desktop Engineer
8 75 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 66 (11.28%) IT Support
10 58 (9.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 57 (9.74%) Help Desk Analyst
12 54 (9.23%) Help Desk Support
13 51 (8.72%) IT Analyst
14 48 (8.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 45 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
15 45 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
16 44 (7.52%) Windows Engineer
17 41 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 41 (7.01%) Help Desk Support Analyst
18 39 (6.67%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.39%) HTML
2 13 (2.22%) CSS
3 12 (2.05%) .NET
4 9 (1.54%) HTML5
5 8 (1.37%) WinForms
6 5 (0.85%) WPF
7 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.68%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.68%) XSLT
8 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.34%) Web Services
8 2 (0.34%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.17%) Akka
9 1 (0.17%) CSS3
9 1 (0.17%) Dalvik
9 1 (0.17%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.17%) Guava
9 1 (0.17%) Qt
9 1 (0.17%) REST
9 1 (0.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.98%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.79%) Smartphone
3 25 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.56%) iPhone
5 15 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.39%) PKI
7 13 (2.22%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.37%) User Experience
11 7 (1.20%) iPad
12 6 (1.03%) BYOD
12 6 (1.03%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.85%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 585 (100.00%) Windows
2 417 (71.28%) Windows 7
3 174 (29.74%) Windows 10
4 156 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 134 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 109 (18.63%) Windows XP
8 46 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (7.69%) Linux
10 39 (6.67%) Android
11 31 (5.30%) Apple iOS
12 27 (4.62%) Mac OS X
13 25 (4.27%) Windows Vista
14 23 (3.93%) Mac OS
15 21 (3.59%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (1.20%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.85%) Unix
19 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 3 (0.51%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.44%) ITIL
2 44 (7.52%) Incident Management
3 41 (7.01%) Migration
4 24 (4.10%) Service Management
5 21 (3.59%) Project Management
6 20 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (3.25%) Information Security
8 18 (3.08%) Service Delivery
9 15 (2.56%) Problem Management
10 14 (2.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (2.39%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (2.39%) Software Deployment
11 12 (2.05%) ITSM
12 11 (1.88%) CRM
12 11 (1.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 10 (1.71%) Change Management
13 10 (1.71%) Patch Management
14 9 (1.54%) PRINCE2
14 9 (1.54%) Regression Testing
15 8 (1.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.43%) PowerShell
2 24 (4.10%) SQL
3 23 (3.93%) VBScript
4 13 (2.22%) C#
4 13 (2.22%) XAML
5 11 (1.88%) C
5 11 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.71%) VB
7 8 (1.37%) ECMAScript
7 8 (1.37%) Python
7 8 (1.37%) TypeScript
8 7 (1.20%) Java
9 6 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.51%) C++
11 3 (0.51%) PHP
11 3 (0.51%) VBA
12 2 (0.34%) Delphi
12 2 (0.34%) Pascal
12 2 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.96%) MCSE
4 28 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.27%) Degree
6 22 (3.76%) MCSA
7 17 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.56%) MCP
9 12 (2.05%) CCNP
9 12 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.71%) MCTS
11 9 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.54%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.37%) CCA
13 7 (1.20%) CCNA
13 7 (1.20%) MCITP
14 6 (1.03%) CISSP
14 6 (1.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.74%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.68%) GPG13
4 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.34%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 417 (71.28%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (8.38%) XenApp
4 46 (7.86%) Hyper-V
5 30 (5.13%) XenDesktop
6 24 (4.10%) BitLocker
7 20 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (2.74%) vSphere
9 7 (1.20%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.03%) Xen
11 4 (0.68%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.51%) XenServer
13 1 (0.17%) Samba
13 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 115 (19.66%) SCCM
2 20 (3.42%) SCOM
3 18 (3.08%) WSUS
4 11 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.03%) Casper Suite
6 6 (1.03%) DameWare
7 5 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.68%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.51%) SCSM
10 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.17%) OpenView
11 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 302 (51.62%) Microsoft
2 152 (25.98%) Citrix
3 107 (18.29%) VMware
4 51 (8.72%) Cisco
5 43 (7.35%) Apple
6 39 (6.67%) HP
7 33 (5.64%) Lotus
8 23 (3.93%) Dell
9 20 (3.42%) Oracle
10 19 (3.25%) Google
10 19 (3.25%) Symantec
11 14 (2.39%) Intel Security
11 14 (2.39%) Wyse
12 11 (1.88%) Juniper
13 10 (1.71%) AppSense
14 9 (1.54%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.54%) Sophos
15 8 (1.37%) LANDesk
15 8 (1.37%) Mitel
16 7 (1.20%) Remedy
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