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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 275 315 404
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +89
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 340 248 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.18% 2.43% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 109 46
Average daily rate
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£213 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £160 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 31 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
10703 10200 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.42% 22.07% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6207 5640 4767
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 992 978
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 +71 153 £203 -42.14% 47
South East -12 68 £250 +5.26% 31
South West +13 37 £150 -24.05% 15
North West -22 19 £538 +39.15% 15
East Midlands +3 17 £450 +100.00% 5
East of England -3 17 £162 -56.80% 9
West Midlands +3 15 £130 -57.37% 9
Yorkshire -9 6 £115 -41.02% 13
North East -3 5 £158 -34.37% 3
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 653 (100.00%) Windows
2 415 (63.55%) Windows 7
3 353 (54.06%) Active Directory
4 289 (44.26%) Microsoft
5 201 (30.78%) MS Office
6 188 (28.79%) Windows XP
7 185 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 149 (22.82%) Citrix
9 146 (22.36%) MS Exchange
10 134 (20.52%) ITIL
11 129 (19.75%) MS Excel
12 128 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 125 (19.14%) VMware
14 114 (17.46%) SCCM
15 96 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 78 (11.94%) Security Cleared
17 76 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 74 (11.33%) TCP/IP
19 73 (11.18%) Cisco
20 67 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
21 65 (9.95%) DNS
22 64 (9.80%) Migration
23 63 (9.65%) Firewall
24 61 (9.34%) LAN
24 61 (9.34%) SQL
25 60 (9.19%) DHCP
26 58 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
27 57 (8.73%) VPN
28 54 (8.27%) SC Cleared
29 53 (8.12%) Finance

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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
1 146 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (6.28%) SharePoint
4 35 (5.36%) Lync
5 34 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (3.68%) IBM Notes
8 19 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (2.14%) IIS
11 10 (1.53%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.61%) Apache
14 3 (0.46%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.15%) nginx
16 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 201 (30.78%) MS Office
2 129 (19.75%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.15%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) assyst
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.21%) Office 365
2 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.07%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.46%) IaaS
4 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.33%) TCP/IP
2 65 (9.95%) DNS
3 63 (9.65%) Firewall
4 61 (9.34%) LAN
5 60 (9.19%) DHCP
6 57 (8.73%) VPN
7 48 (7.35%) WAN
8 33 (5.05%) Internet
9 25 (3.83%) SAN
10 23 (3.52%) VoIP
11 21 (3.22%) Wireless
12 16 (2.45%) VLAN
13 14 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.99%) NAS
15 11 (1.68%) Broadband
16 10 (1.53%) ADSL
17 8 (1.23%) Network Security
18 7 (1.07%) FTP
18 7 (1.07%) Intranet
19 6 (0.92%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (2.14%) MySQL
3 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.07%) FileMaker
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.31%) EDMS
6 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.31%) MS Access
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.15%) SQLite
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.14%) MSI
3 8 (1.23%) Subversion
4 7 (1.07%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.92%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (8.12%) Finance
2 15 (2.30%) Law
3 14 (2.14%) Legal
3 14 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.53%) Back Office
4 10 (1.53%) Banking
5 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.38%) French Language
6 7 (1.07%) Advertising
7 6 (0.92%) Marketing
8 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.61%) Retail
9 3 (0.46%) Local Government
9 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 126 (19.30%) Analyst
2 120 (18.38%) Support Engineer
3 95 (14.55%) Desktop Support
4 81 (12.40%) Support Analyst
5 65 (9.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 63 (9.65%) Desktop Engineer
7 45 (6.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 43 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
9 41 (6.28%) IT Support
10 36 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (4.44%) Service Analyst
11 29 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.52%) Project Manager
14 21 (3.22%) Developer
14 21 (3.22%) Support Technician
15 20 (3.06%) Deployment Engineer
16 19 (2.91%) Desktop Analyst
16 19 (2.91%) Architect
17 18 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.45%) .NET
2 12 (1.84%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.23%) HTML
4 6 (0.92%) CSS
5 5 (0.77%) SOAP
5 5 (0.77%) Web Services
5 5 (0.77%) WPF
6 4 (0.61%) Silverlight
6 4 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.61%) REST
6 4 (0.61%) XML
6 4 (0.61%) WinForms
6 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.46%) Flash
7 3 (0.46%) LINQ
7 3 (0.46%) jQuery
8 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.74%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.06%) iPhone
4 17 (2.60%) iPad
5 15 (2.30%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 15 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.14%) FMCG
7 12 (1.84%) NHS
8 10 (1.53%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.23%) Replication
9 8 (1.23%) Open Source
9 8 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.92%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.92%) PKI
12 5 (0.77%) User Experience
13 4 (0.61%) SecurID
13 4 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 653 (100.00%) Windows
2 415 (63.55%) Windows 7
3 188 (28.79%) Windows XP
4 185 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (7.04%) Linux
8 36 (5.51%) Android
9 33 (5.05%) Windows Vista
10 32 (4.90%) Mac OS X
11 27 (4.13%) Apple iOS
12 15 (2.30%) UNIX
13 14 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.84%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.38%) Solaris
15 9 (1.38%) Mac OS X Server
16 7 (1.07%) Windows Phone 8
17 5 (0.77%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (20.52%) ITIL
2 64 (9.80%) Migration
3 31 (4.75%) Project Management
4 29 (4.44%) Service Management
5 28 (4.29%) Service Delivery
5 28 (4.29%) Change Management
6 25 (3.83%) Problem Management
7 16 (2.45%) Incident Management
7 16 (2.45%) PRINCE2
8 14 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (1.53%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (1.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (1.53%) Coaching
10 9 (1.38%) Line Management
10 9 (1.38%) Configuration Management
11 8 (1.23%) Performance Management
11 8 (1.23%) ITIL V3
12 7 (1.07%) Software Engineering
12 7 (1.07%) Security Management
13 6 (0.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.34%) SQL
2 36 (5.51%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.52%) C#
4 18 (2.76%) VBScript
5 17 (2.60%) VB
6 13 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.38%) C
8 7 (1.07%) C++
8 7 (1.07%) Java
9 6 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.92%) Perl
9 6 (0.92%) VBA
10 4 (0.61%) Python
11 3 (0.46%) XAML
11 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.15%) PHP
13 1 (0.15%) AWK
13 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 78 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (8.27%) SC Cleared
4 38 (5.82%) MCSE
5 25 (3.83%) CCNA
5 25 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.83%) Degree
6 23 (3.52%) MCP
7 19 (2.91%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.45%) VCP4
9 14 (2.14%) MCITP
10 13 (1.99%) MCSA
11 12 (1.84%) MCTS
12 10 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.23%) RHCSA
15 7 (1.07%) RHCE
15 7 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.07%) RHCA
15 7 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.20%) SLA
2 5 (0.77%) COBIT
3 2 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 353 (54.06%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.05%) XenApp
5 22 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.60%) vSphere
8 7 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.07%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.61%) XenServer
10 4 (0.61%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.61%) KVM
11 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.31%) Xen
12 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.31%) UAG
Systems Management
1 114 (17.46%) SCCM
2 23 (3.52%) Backup Exec
3 17 (2.60%) WSUS
4 14 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.68%) SCOM
7 10 (1.53%) OVSD
8 6 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.46%) Nessus
11 2 (0.31%) DameWare
11 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.31%) FreeIPA
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.15%) EdgeSight
12 1 (0.15%) Casper Suite
12 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.15%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 289 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 149 (22.82%) Citrix
3 125 (19.14%) VMware
4 73 (11.18%) Cisco
5 45 (6.89%) Apple
6 34 (5.21%) Symantec
7 24 (3.68%) Lotus
7 24 (3.68%) Oracle
8 20 (3.06%) HP
9 19 (2.91%) Dell
10 18 (2.76%) Bloomberg
11 17 (2.60%) Adobe
11 17 (2.60%) McAfee
12 16 (2.45%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.14%) Reuters
13 14 (2.14%) Google
13 14 (2.14%) Veeam
14 12 (1.84%) Sophos
14 12 (1.84%) Remedy
14 12 (1.84%) SAP
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