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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 360 329 327
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 283 350 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.66% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 3.09% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 177 143
Median daily rate £185 £200 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £418 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 76 67
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.26 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.00 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.36 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+4.20% +7.75%
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
10482 11321 11613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.11% 21.43% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6683 6767 6836
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 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 880 1022
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -13 120 £185 +2.77% 23
South East -14 54 £153 -52.92% 32
East of England -5 25 £155 +3.33% 14
North West +3 23 £175 -36.36% 8
West Midlands -9 23 £400 +36.17% 1
South West -5 15 £180 +20.00% 5
East Midlands -2 13 £210 -20.00% 3
North East -14 7 £150 - 3
Yorkshire -10 2 £150 +22.44% 7
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 566 (100.00%) Windows
2 413 (72.97%) Windows 7
3 404 (71.38%) Active Directory
4 293 (51.77%) Microsoft
5 282 (49.82%) MS Office
6 178 (31.45%) Windows 10
7 157 (27.74%) Windows Server
8 156 (27.56%) MS Excel
9 151 (26.68%) Citrix
10 129 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 125 (22.08%) SCCM
12 109 (19.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 105 (18.55%) Windows XP
13 105 (18.55%) ITIL
14 95 (16.78%) VMware
15 92 (16.25%) MS Exchange
16 91 (16.08%) Office 365
17 62 (10.95%) SLA
18 58 (10.25%) PowerShell
19 56 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 56 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
20 53 (9.36%) XenApp
21 52 (9.19%) Apple
22 50 (8.83%) DHCP
23 49 (8.66%) LAN
23 49 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
24 48 (8.48%) Cisco
24 48 (8.48%) HP
24 48 (8.48%) Windows Server 2003
25 46 (8.13%) DNS

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 92 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 56 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (7.77%) Skype for Business
4 38 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 37 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (5.12%) IBM Notes
7 22 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (2.30%) IIS
10 11 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.88%) Documentum
13 4 (0.71%) Apache
13 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.18%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 282 (49.82%) MS Office
2 156 (27.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (16.08%) Office 365
2 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.12%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.41%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.71%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) PaaS
5 4 (0.71%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.83%) DHCP
2 49 (8.66%) LAN
3 46 (8.13%) DNS
4 41 (7.24%) TCP/IP
4 41 (7.24%) WAN
5 40 (7.07%) Firewall
6 39 (6.89%) Internet
7 35 (6.18%) VPN
8 24 (4.24%) SAN
9 19 (3.36%) Skype
10 14 (2.47%) VoIP
11 13 (2.30%) Intranet
11 13 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (1.94%) Wireless
13 10 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.77%) SSL
14 9 (1.59%) IPv4
15 8 (1.41%) IPsec
16 7 (1.24%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.88%) MySQL
5 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.35%) SSDT
7 2 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.18%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Axure RP
2 4 (0.71%) MSI
3 3 (0.53%) Subversion
4 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.35%) JIRA
4 2 (0.35%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.35%) NuGet
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.35%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.18%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.18%) YourKit
General
1 31 (5.48%) Finance
2 12 (2.12%) Retail
3 10 (1.77%) Banking
4 9 (1.59%) French Language
4 9 (1.59%) Publishing
5 8 (1.41%) Legal
6 7 (1.24%) German Language
7 6 (1.06%) Dutch Language
8 5 (0.88%) Back Office
8 5 (0.88%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.88%) Marketing
9 4 (0.71%) Advertising
9 4 (0.71%) Law
9 4 (0.71%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.53%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (35.69%) Analyst
2 130 (22.97%) Support Engineer
3 103 (18.20%) Support Analyst
4 98 (17.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 81 (14.31%) Desktop Support
6 79 (13.96%) Service Analyst
7 75 (13.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 73 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
9 64 (11.31%) IT Support
10 60 (10.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 56 (9.89%) Help Desk Analyst
12 53 (9.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 50 (8.83%) Help Desk Support
14 47 (8.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 44 (7.77%) IT Analyst
16 42 (7.42%) Active Directory Support
16 42 (7.42%) Windows Engineer
16 42 (7.42%) Windows Support Analyst
17 41 (7.24%) Help Desk Support Analyst
18 39 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.65%) HTML
2 14 (2.47%) CSS
3 13 (2.30%) .NET
4 9 (1.59%) HTML5
5 8 (1.41%) WinForms
6 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (0.88%) WPF
6 5 (0.88%) XSLT
6 5 (0.88%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.71%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.35%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.18%) Akka
9 1 (0.18%) CSS3
9 1 (0.18%) EDI
9 1 (0.18%) Guava
9 1 (0.18%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.18%) QML
9 1 (0.18%) Qt
9 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.24%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.48%) Smartphone
3 23 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.89%) iPhone
5 20 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.12%) PKI
9 10 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.06%) BYOD
12 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.06%) iPad
12 6 (1.06%) User Experience
13 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 566 (100.00%) Windows
2 413 (72.97%) Windows 7
3 178 (31.45%) Windows 10
4 157 (27.74%) Windows Server
5 129 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (19.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 105 (18.55%) Windows XP
8 48 (8.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (7.24%) Linux
10 39 (6.89%) Android
11 33 (5.83%) Apple iOS
12 28 (4.95%) Mac OS X
13 25 (4.42%) Windows Vista
14 24 (4.24%) Mac OS
15 18 (3.18%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.59%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.71%) Unix
18 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.55%) ITIL
2 45 (7.95%) Incident Management
3 35 (6.18%) Migration
4 26 (4.59%) Service Management
5 23 (4.06%) Project Management
6 21 (3.71%) Service Delivery
6 21 (3.71%) Software Deployment
7 19 (3.36%) Information Security
8 17 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (3.00%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.47%) Change Management
10 13 (2.30%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (2.12%) ITSM
12 11 (1.94%) CRM
12 11 (1.94%) Patch Management
12 11 (1.94%) Time Management
13 10 (1.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (1.77%) Identity Management
14 9 (1.59%) Change Control
14 9 (1.59%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.25%) PowerShell
2 23 (4.06%) SQL
3 19 (3.36%) VBScript
4 13 (2.30%) XAML
5 12 (2.12%) C#
5 12 (2.12%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.77%) VB
7 8 (1.41%) C
7 8 (1.41%) ECMAScript
7 8 (1.41%) Python
7 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.06%) Java
9 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.71%) PHP
11 3 (0.53%) C++
11 3 (0.53%) VBA
12 2 (0.35%) Delphi
12 2 (0.35%) Pascal
12 2 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.12%) MCSE
4 23 (4.06%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.71%) Degree
6 20 (3.53%) MCSA
7 16 (2.83%) MCP
8 15 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.94%) CCNP
9 11 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.59%) MCTS
11 8 (1.41%) CCA
12 7 (1.24%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.06%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.06%) CISSP
13 6 (1.06%) MCITP
13 6 (1.06%) SANS
13 6 (1.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.95%) SLA
2 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.71%) GPG13
5 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 404 (71.38%) Active Directory
2 56 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (9.36%) XenApp
4 44 (7.77%) Hyper-V
5 29 (5.12%) XenDesktop
6 22 (3.89%) BitLocker
6 22 (3.89%) vSphere
7 16 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.24%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.06%) Xen
11 5 (0.88%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.53%) Samba
12 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.35%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.35%) Postfix
13 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 125 (22.08%) SCCM
2 22 (3.89%) SCOM
3 17 (3.00%) WSUS
4 10 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.41%) DameWare
6 7 (1.24%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.24%) Casper Suite
6 7 (1.24%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.71%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.53%) SCSM
9 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 293 (51.77%) Microsoft
2 151 (26.68%) Citrix
3 95 (16.78%) VMware
4 52 (9.19%) Apple
5 48 (8.48%) Cisco
5 48 (8.48%) HP
6 29 (5.12%) Lotus
7 26 (4.59%) Dell
8 20 (3.53%) Symantec
9 19 (3.36%) Oracle
10 16 (2.83%) Google
11 13 (2.30%) Mitel
12 12 (2.12%) Intel Security
12 12 (2.12%) LANDesk
13 10 (1.77%) Juniper
13 10 (1.77%) Wyse
14 9 (1.59%) Canon
14 9 (1.59%) NetApp
14 9 (1.59%) Remedy
15 7 (1.24%) Sophos
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