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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 355 316 284
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 292 345 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.59% 3.08% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 176 180
Median daily rate £200 £200 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £163 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 39
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
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
11290 11211 10887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.56% 22.36% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7147 6562 6303
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 920 974
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.83 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -60 108 £200 -11.11% 41
South East -10 49 £325 +19.26% 31
East of England +36 45 £151 -45.98% 5
South West -18 29 £320 +113.33% 6
North West -7 20 £153 -27.38% 7
West Midlands -11 15 £190 +18.75% 8
East Midlands +9 9 £111 -48.37% 5
North East -34 9 £250 +117.39% 2
Yorkshire +3 6 £145 -17.14% 9
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 610 (100.00%) Windows
2 434 (71.15%) Windows 7
3 422 (69.18%) Active Directory
4 290 (47.54%) Microsoft
5 278 (45.57%) MS Office
6 165 (27.05%) Windows Server
7 152 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (22.79%) MS Excel
9 136 (22.30%) Citrix
10 129 (21.15%) Windows XP
10 129 (21.15%) ITIL
11 120 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 119 (19.51%) Windows 10
13 112 (18.36%) MS Exchange
14 109 (17.87%) SCCM
15 99 (16.23%) VMware
16 83 (13.61%) Office 365
17 68 (11.15%) Cisco
18 63 (10.33%) SLA
19 62 (10.16%) Firewall
19 62 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2010
20 57 (9.34%) DNS
20 57 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
21 56 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
22 54 (8.85%) Linux
22 54 (8.85%) PowerShell
23 53 (8.69%) TCP/IP
23 53 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
24 52 (8.52%) Finance
25 49 (8.03%) Apple iOS

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
1 112 (18.36%) MS Exchange
2 62 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (7.05%) Skype for Business
4 40 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 38 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (6.23%) IBM Notes
6 35 (5.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 28 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.64%) IIS
11 8 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.49%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.49%) Zimbra
14 2 (0.33%) Documentum
14 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.16%) Apache
15 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 278 (45.57%) MS Office
2 139 (22.79%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.61%) Office 365
2 16 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.13%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.31%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.15%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.16%) Firewall
2 57 (9.34%) DNS
3 53 (8.69%) TCP/IP
4 48 (7.87%) DHCP
5 47 (7.70%) VPN
6 31 (5.08%) LAN
7 25 (4.10%) Internet
8 24 (3.93%) WAN
9 23 (3.77%) Wireless
10 18 (2.95%) SAN
11 15 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (2.30%) Network Security
12 14 (2.30%) VoIP
13 12 (1.97%) Skype
13 12 (1.97%) SSL
14 11 (1.80%) Intranet
14 11 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.48%) SMTP
16 8 (1.31%) FTP
16 8 (1.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.33%) MySQL
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.16%) DB2
7 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Grunt
1 7 (1.15%) gulp
1 7 (1.15%) MSI
1 7 (1.15%) webpack
2 2 (0.33%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.16%) JIRA
3 1 (0.16%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.16%) Subversion
3 1 (0.16%) YourKit
General
1 52 (8.52%) Finance
2 19 (3.11%) Legal
3 17 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.62%) Law
5 13 (2.13%) Banking
6 10 (1.64%) Back Office
6 10 (1.64%) Retail
7 8 (1.31%) Marketing
8 7 (1.15%) Advertising
9 6 (0.98%) French Language
9 6 (0.98%) Front Office
10 5 (0.82%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.82%) Games
10 5 (0.82%) German Language
10 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.66%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.49%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 192 (31.48%) Analyst
2 127 (20.82%) Support Engineer
3 92 (15.08%) Desktop Support
4 89 (14.59%) Service Analyst
5 86 (14.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 83 (13.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 83 (13.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 74 (12.13%) Support Analyst
8 66 (10.82%) IT Support
9 62 (10.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 47 (7.70%) Windows Engineer
11 41 (6.72%) IT Analyst
12 40 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 38 (6.23%) Help Desk Analyst
14 37 (6.07%) 1st Line Support
15 36 (5.90%) Windows Support Analyst
16 35 (5.74%) Help Desk Support
17 34 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 30 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
18 30 (4.92%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.48%) HTML
2 8 (1.31%) CSS
2 8 (1.31%) CSS3
2 8 (1.31%) HTML5
3 7 (1.15%) AngularJS
3 7 (1.15%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (1.15%) Backbone.js
3 7 (1.15%) Ember.js
3 7 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (1.15%) LESS
3 7 (1.15%) React
3 7 (1.15%) Sass
4 4 (0.66%) jQuery
5 3 (0.49%) .NET
5 3 (0.49%) Entity Framework
5 3 (0.49%) JSON
6 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.33%) Dalvik
6 2 (0.33%) REST
6 2 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.38%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.95%) Smartphone
4 14 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 14 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.30%) iPhone
4 14 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 12 (1.97%) iPad
5 12 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.31%) PKI
10 6 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.98%) User Experience
10 6 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (0.82%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.82%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.66%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 610 (100.00%) Windows
2 434 (71.15%) Windows 7
3 165 (27.05%) Windows Server
4 152 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (21.15%) Windows XP
6 120 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 119 (19.51%) Windows 10
8 56 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 54 (8.85%) Linux
10 49 (8.03%) Apple iOS
11 39 (6.39%) Android
12 38 (6.23%) Mac OS X
13 27 (4.43%) Windows Vista
14 23 (3.77%) Mac OS
15 14 (2.30%) Unix
16 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.98%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (21.15%) ITIL
2 40 (6.56%) Migration
3 38 (6.23%) Incident Management
4 27 (4.43%) Service Delivery
5 25 (4.10%) Service Management
6 19 (3.11%) Information Security
7 17 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (2.62%) ITSM
8 16 (2.62%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (2.30%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.30%) Project Management
9 14 (2.30%) Software Deployment
10 13 (2.13%) Asset Management
10 13 (2.13%) Change Control
10 13 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (1.97%) CRM
12 11 (1.80%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 11 (1.80%) PRINCE2
13 10 (1.64%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.85%) PowerShell
2 21 (3.44%) VBScript
3 20 (3.28%) SQL
4 12 (1.97%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.80%) C
6 7 (1.15%) C#
6 7 (1.15%) TypeScript
7 5 (0.82%) Java
7 5 (0.82%) VB
8 3 (0.49%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.33%) C++
10 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) Python
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 53 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (7.70%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.77%) Degree
5 20 (3.28%) MCSE
6 17 (2.79%) MCP
7 15 (2.46%) MCITP
8 14 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.97%) MCSA
10 11 (1.80%) CCNA
11 9 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.31%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (1.15%) MCTS
14 6 (0.98%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.98%) CISSP
14 6 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.98%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.33%) SLA
2 7 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.15%) QA
3 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 422 (69.18%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.90%) XenApp
5 28 (4.59%) XenDesktop
6 17 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (2.62%) BitLocker
8 10 (1.64%) vSphere
9 8 (1.31%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.66%) NFS
10 4 (0.66%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.66%) vCloud
11 3 (0.49%) XenServer
12 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.16%) SRDF
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 109 (17.87%) SCCM
2 18 (2.95%) SCOM
3 14 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.48%) WSUS
5 7 (1.15%) DameWare
6 6 (0.98%) Casper Suite
6 6 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.82%) EMC VPLEX
8 4 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.66%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.33%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.33%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.16%) OpenView
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 290 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 136 (22.30%) Citrix
3 99 (16.23%) VMware
4 68 (11.15%) Cisco
5 38 (6.23%) Lotus
6 35 (5.74%) HP
7 32 (5.25%) Apple
8 26 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 25 (4.10%) Juniper
10 24 (3.93%) Dell
11 23 (3.77%) Intel Security
12 16 (2.62%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.30%) AppSense
13 14 (2.30%) Google
13 14 (2.30%) Oracle
13 14 (2.30%) Wyse
14 12 (1.97%) Adobe
15 10 (1.64%) LANDesk
15 10 (1.64%) Symantec
16 9 (1.48%) Remedy
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