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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 346 328 287
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -41
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 300 346 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 3.09% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 175 185
Median daily rate £200 £190 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £188 £238
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 71 55
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
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
11086 11182 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 21.62% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7140 6730 6513
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 865 972
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -16 118 £200 +5.26% 17
South East -16 51 £191 -17.62% 24
East of England +34 36 £150 -50.00% 9
West Midlands -11 35 £400 +81.81% 8
North West -5 26 £188 -11.76% 12
South West -8 16 £300 +100.00% 4
North East -32 7 - -
East Midlands -7 6 £160 -28.88% 3
Yorkshire -13 4 £175 +34.61% 7
Midlands - 1 £425 -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 635 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (73.86%) Windows 7
3 437 (68.82%) Active Directory
4 331 (52.13%) Microsoft
5 293 (46.14%) MS Office
6 176 (27.72%) Windows 10
7 163 (25.67%) Windows Server
8 162 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 160 (25.20%) MS Excel
10 151 (23.78%) Citrix
11 132 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 119 (18.74%) SCCM
13 118 (18.58%) ITIL
14 117 (18.43%) Windows XP
15 111 (17.48%) VMware
16 99 (15.59%) Office 365
17 94 (14.80%) MS Exchange
18 74 (11.65%) SLA
19 66 (10.39%) Security Cleared
19 66 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
19 66 (10.39%) Cisco
20 64 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (9.92%) Firewall
22 61 (9.61%) PowerShell
23 57 (8.98%) DNS
24 56 (8.82%) Linux
25 55 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
26 52 (8.19%) DHCP
26 52 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
27 50 (7.87%) TCP/IP

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 94 (14.80%) MS Exchange
2 52 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (6.46%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.46%) Skype for Business
4 35 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (5.04%) IBM Notes
6 22 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.20%) IIS
9 13 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.79%) Apache
13 4 (0.63%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.47%) Documentum
14 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.47%) Zimbra
15 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 293 (46.14%) MS Office
2 160 (25.20%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 99 (15.59%) Office 365
2 25 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.83%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.26%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.79%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.31%) PaaS
6 2 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.92%) Firewall
2 57 (8.98%) DNS
3 52 (8.19%) DHCP
4 50 (7.87%) TCP/IP
5 43 (6.77%) VPN
6 42 (6.61%) LAN
7 40 (6.30%) WAN
8 36 (5.67%) Internet
9 26 (4.09%) SAN
10 19 (2.99%) Wireless
11 17 (2.68%) VoIP
12 15 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (2.20%) Network Security
13 14 (2.20%) SSL
14 13 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (2.05%) Intranet
15 12 (1.89%) IPv4
16 11 (1.73%) Skype
17 10 (1.57%) IPsec
18 7 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) MSI
2 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.31%) JIRA
3 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.16%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.16%) Subversion
3 1 (0.16%) YourKit
General
1 46 (7.24%) Finance
2 16 (2.52%) Legal
3 11 (1.73%) Retail
4 9 (1.42%) Banking
4 9 (1.42%) French Language
4 9 (1.42%) Publishing
4 9 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.10%) Advertising
5 7 (1.10%) Back Office
5 7 (1.10%) German Language
5 7 (1.10%) Law
6 6 (0.94%) Dutch Language
6 6 (0.94%) Marketing
7 5 (0.79%) Games
7 5 (0.79%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.47%) Front Office
9 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 208 (32.76%) Analyst
2 134 (21.10%) Support Engineer
3 107 (16.85%) Support Analyst
4 96 (15.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 93 (14.65%) Desktop Support
6 90 (14.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 79 (12.44%) IT Support
8 76 (11.97%) Service Analyst
9 72 (11.34%) Service Desk Analyst
10 66 (10.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 54 (8.50%) Windows Engineer
12 52 (8.19%) Help Desk Analyst
13 51 (8.03%) Help Desk Support
14 50 (7.87%) IT Analyst
15 47 (7.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 46 (7.24%) Windows Support Analyst
17 41 (6.46%) Active Directory Support
18 40 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 39 (6.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
19 39 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.89%) HTML
2 11 (1.73%) CSS
3 9 (1.42%) HTML5
4 8 (1.26%) WinForms
5 7 (1.10%) .NET
6 4 (0.63%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.47%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.47%) JSON
7 3 (0.47%) WPF
8 2 (0.31%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.31%) Dalvik
8 2 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.31%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.31%) Web Services
8 2 (0.31%) XSLT
9 1 (0.16%) Akka
9 1 (0.16%) Guava
9 1 (0.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.16%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.83%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.62%) Smartphone
4 21 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.05%) PKI
8 11 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.73%) iPhone
9 10 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.42%) iPad
10 9 (1.42%) User Experience
10 9 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.94%) Device Driver
11 6 (0.94%) Replication
12 5 (0.79%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.63%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 635 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (73.86%) Windows 7
3 176 (27.72%) Windows 10
4 163 (25.67%) Windows Server
5 162 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (18.43%) Windows XP
8 56 (8.82%) Linux
9 55 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (6.30%) Android
11 38 (5.98%) Apple iOS
12 33 (5.20%) Mac OS X
13 31 (4.88%) Windows Vista
14 28 (4.41%) Mac OS
15 21 (3.31%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.57%) Unix
17 7 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.94%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 3 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.58%) ITIL
2 48 (7.56%) Migration
3 45 (7.09%) Incident Management
4 28 (4.41%) Service Delivery
5 23 (3.62%) Information Security
5 23 (3.62%) Service Management
6 22 (3.46%) Project Management
7 19 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (2.36%) Problem Management
8 15 (2.36%) Software Deployment
9 14 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (2.05%) CRM
10 13 (2.05%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (1.89%) ITSM
11 12 (1.89%) PRINCE2
12 10 (1.57%) Asset Management
12 10 (1.57%) Change Management
12 10 (1.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 9 (1.42%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.61%) PowerShell
2 25 (3.94%) VBScript
3 20 (3.15%) SQL
4 11 (1.73%) C
4 11 (1.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.73%) XAML
5 10 (1.57%) C#
6 8 (1.26%) ECMAScript
6 8 (1.26%) Java
6 8 (1.26%) TypeScript
6 8 (1.26%) VB
7 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.94%) Python
8 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.47%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.47%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) C++
11 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 35 (5.51%) MCSE
5 26 (4.09%) Degree
6 25 (3.94%) MCSA
7 18 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.68%) MCP
9 12 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.89%) MCTS
9 12 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.73%) CCNP
11 10 (1.57%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.57%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.57%) MCITP
12 9 (1.42%) CCNA
12 9 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (1.26%) CCA
14 6 (0.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (11.65%) SLA
2 6 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.94%) QA
3 5 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.63%) GPG13
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 437 (68.82%) Active Directory
2 66 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (7.24%) XenApp
4 45 (7.09%) Hyper-V
5 32 (5.04%) XenDesktop
6 25 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (3.78%) BitLocker
8 15 (2.36%) vSphere
9 8 (1.26%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.94%) Xen
12 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.63%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.63%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.47%) XenServer
15 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.16%) Samba
15 1 (0.16%) SRDF
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 119 (18.74%) SCCM
2 22 (3.46%) SCOM
3 17 (2.68%) WSUS
4 16 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (1.10%) DameWare
7 6 (0.94%) Casper Suite
7 6 (0.94%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 331 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 151 (23.78%) Citrix
3 111 (17.48%) VMware
4 66 (10.39%) Cisco
5 45 (7.09%) Apple
6 39 (6.14%) HP
7 32 (5.04%) Lotus
8 28 (4.41%) Intel Security
9 27 (4.25%) Dell
10 26 (4.09%) Juniper
11 24 (3.78%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.46%) Google
13 21 (3.31%) Symantec
14 19 (2.99%) Oracle
15 15 (2.36%) SolarWinds
15 15 (2.36%) Wyse
16 14 (2.20%) AppSense
17 11 (1.73%) Adobe
18 10 (1.57%) Remedy
19 9 (1.42%) Sophos
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