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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 296 364 552
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +188
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 328 205 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.42% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 1.87% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 92 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 30 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
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
11597 10991 11354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 22.58% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6695 6254 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 965 1127
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +67 145 £220 -32.30% 40
South East +28 66 £300 -22.58% 30
East of England -21 32 £333 +47.77% 9
West Midlands +1 30 £320 +14.28% 11
North West +5 18 £338 +3.84% 7
South West -23 15 £250 -47.36% 9
East Midlands +7 10 £200 -33.33% 5
Yorkshire -13 10 £270 -20.00% 16
North East - 3 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 664 (100.00%) Windows
2 396 (59.64%) Windows 7
3 321 (48.34%) Microsoft
4 300 (45.18%) Active Directory
5 195 (29.37%) MS Office
6 173 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 172 (25.90%) Windows XP
8 160 (24.10%) MS Exchange
9 128 (19.28%) SCCM
10 119 (17.92%) MS Excel
11 105 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 101 (15.21%) Citrix
13 92 (13.86%) VMware
14 90 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 87 (13.10%) ITIL
16 68 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
17 62 (9.34%) C#
18 60 (9.04%) DNS
19 58 (8.73%) PowerShell
20 55 (8.28%) SQL Server
21 53 (7.98%) Cisco
21 53 (7.98%) Blackberry
22 51 (7.68%) TCP/IP
22 51 (7.68%) Office 365
23 50 (7.53%) Firewall
24 49 (7.38%) Migration
25 48 (7.23%) LAN
26 46 (6.93%) SQL
27 44 (6.63%) DHCP
27 44 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 160 (24.10%) MS Exchange
2 68 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 35 (5.27%) SharePoint
5 29 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (3.16%) Lync
7 18 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.96%) IIS
9 12 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.51%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.45%) CMS
16 2 (0.30%) Node.js
17 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.15%) WorkSite
17 1 (0.15%) CICS
Applications
1 195 (29.37%) MS Office
2 119 (17.92%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) assyst
4 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.68%) Office 365
2 20 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.90%) SaaS
3 6 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.60%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (9.04%) DNS
2 51 (7.68%) TCP/IP
3 50 (7.53%) Firewall
4 48 (7.23%) LAN
5 44 (6.63%) DHCP
6 36 (5.42%) WAN
7 30 (4.52%) VPN
8 26 (3.92%) SAN
9 15 (2.26%) Wireless
10 14 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (2.11%) Internet
11 7 (1.05%) VoIP
12 5 (0.75%) NAS
12 5 (0.75%) SMS
13 4 (0.60%) Bluetooth
13 4 (0.60%) Broadband
13 4 (0.60%) Intranet
13 4 (0.60%) Network Security
13 4 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.30%) DB2
10 2 (0.30%) DataStage
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.15%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.15%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.15%) IDMS
11 1 (0.15%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 34 (5.12%) MSI
2 26 (3.92%) InstallShield
3 21 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.66%) Subversion
5 9 (1.36%) JIRA
6 8 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 43 (6.48%) Finance
2 18 (2.71%) Banking
3 14 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.66%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.36%) Advertising
6 7 (1.05%) Legal
7 6 (0.90%) Law
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
8 5 (0.75%) French Language
8 5 (0.75%) Publishing
9 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 130 (19.58%) Support Engineer
2 119 (17.92%) Analyst
3 64 (9.64%) Developer
4 57 (8.58%) Desktop Support
4 57 (8.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 56 (8.43%) Support Analyst
6 44 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 40 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 30 (4.52%) Service Analyst
9 28 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 28 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 26 (3.92%) IT Support
10 26 (3.92%) SCCM Engineer
11 25 (3.77%) Consultant
12 24 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
13 23 (3.46%) Architect
14 21 (3.16%) Mobile Developer
14 21 (3.16%) Desktop Analyst
14 21 (3.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 19 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.42%) .NET
2 26 (3.92%) Application Packaging
3 16 (2.41%) HTML
3 16 (2.41%) HTML5
4 13 (1.96%) Web Services
5 12 (1.81%) CSS
5 12 (1.81%) WPF
6 11 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.51%) WCF
8 7 (1.05%) REST
8 7 (1.05%) CSS3
9 6 (0.90%) XML
9 6 (0.90%) Silverlight
10 3 (0.45%) WinRT
10 3 (0.45%) Ajax
10 3 (0.45%) XNA
10 3 (0.45%) JSON
10 3 (0.45%) jQuery
10 3 (0.45%) SOAP
11 2 (0.30%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.98%) Blackberry
2 19 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.26%) Fat Client
3 15 (2.26%) Thin Client
4 13 (1.96%) iPhone
5 8 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.20%) Pocket PC
6 7 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.90%) Open Source
7 6 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.90%) Smartphone
7 6 (0.90%) iPad
8 5 (0.75%) HP StorageWorks
9 4 (0.60%) NHS
9 4 (0.60%) Xbox
10 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.45%) Kinect
10 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.45%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 664 (100.00%) Windows
2 396 (59.64%) Windows 7
3 173 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 172 (25.90%) Windows XP
5 105 (15.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (5.72%) Windows Vista
8 34 (5.12%) Mac OS X
9 31 (4.67%) Apple iOS
10 30 (4.52%) Windows Phone
11 26 (3.92%) Windows Mobile
12 24 (3.61%) Android
13 13 (1.96%) Windows Phone 8
14 10 (1.51%) Windows CE
15 9 (1.36%) Linux
16 8 (1.20%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.05%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.45%) AIX
20 2 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.10%) ITIL
2 49 (7.38%) Migration
3 20 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (2.41%) Project Management
5 15 (2.26%) Test Scripting
5 15 (2.26%) Time Management
5 15 (2.26%) Incident Management
6 14 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (1.96%) Service Management
7 13 (1.96%) Service Delivery
8 12 (1.81%) Mobile Application Development
8 12 (1.81%) Scrum
9 11 (1.66%) Problem Management
10 10 (1.51%) CRM
10 10 (1.51%) Asset Management
11 9 (1.36%) Document Management
11 9 (1.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (1.20%) Regression Testing
12 8 (1.20%) Customer Engagement
13 7 (1.05%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.34%) C#
2 58 (8.73%) PowerShell
3 46 (6.93%) SQL
4 20 (3.01%) VBScript
5 16 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.81%) C++
7 9 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.36%) VB
7 9 (1.36%) XAML
8 8 (1.20%) Embedded C++
9 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.60%) PHP
11 3 (0.45%) C
11 3 (0.45%) Perl
11 3 (0.45%) Java
12 2 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.61%) MCSE
4 22 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.41%) Degree
6 12 (1.81%) MCP
6 12 (1.81%) MCITP
7 9 (1.36%) CCNA
7 9 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.20%) MCSA
8 8 (1.20%) MCTS
9 7 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.60%) MCDST
11 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.45%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.15%) VCP5
13 1 (0.15%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.16%) SLA
2 9 (1.36%) QA
3 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 300 (45.18%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.52%) XenApp
4 30 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (3.01%) VMware ESX
6 16 (2.41%) Terminal Services
7 9 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.20%) vSphere
9 6 (0.90%) XenServer
10 5 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.60%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.45%) NLBS
12 3 (0.45%) Xen
13 2 (0.30%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.15%) UAG
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 128 (19.28%) SCCM
2 24 (3.61%) Backup Exec
3 23 (3.46%) WSUS
4 11 (1.66%) SCOM
5 10 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.51%) WMI
6 7 (1.05%) AppDNA
6 7 (1.05%) DameWare
7 5 (0.75%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.30%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 321 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 101 (15.21%) Citrix
3 92 (13.86%) VMware
4 53 (7.98%) Cisco
5 38 (5.72%) HP
6 29 (4.37%) Apple
7 27 (4.07%) Dell
8 25 (3.77%) Symantec
9 11 (1.66%) LANDesk
10 10 (1.51%) McAfee
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle
10 10 (1.51%) Lotus
11 8 (1.20%) SAP
11 8 (1.20%) Avaya
11 8 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.05%) Veeam
12 7 (1.05%) Business Objects
13 6 (0.90%) IBM
13 6 (0.90%) Kaseya
13 6 (0.90%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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