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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK / England
Rank 395 305 300
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 183 322 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.13% 3.21% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 155 166
Median daily rate £158 £206 £209
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £113 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 82 53
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £25.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +13.79%

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
8586 10017 10723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 21.28% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5572 6170 6245
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 684 831
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -39 70 £160 -44.34% 28
South East +9 49 £150 -14.28% 18
North West +4 17 £120 -61.60% 15
East of England -25 13 £163 -12.16% 8
West Midlands +3 12 £275 +22.22% 7
East Midlands -6 12 £143 +25.00% 5
South West -23 6 £113 -45.12% 3
Yorkshire +11 2 - - 3
North East - 2 £200 - 2
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 397 (100.00%) Windows
2 284 (71.54%) Windows 7
3 280 (70.53%) Active Directory
4 198 (49.87%) Microsoft
5 173 (43.58%) MS Office
6 151 (38.04%) Windows 10
7 112 (28.21%) Windows Server
8 108 (27.20%) Citrix
9 96 (24.18%) MS Excel
10 86 (21.66%) SCCM
11 85 (21.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 73 (18.39%) Windows XP
13 71 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 68 (17.13%) Office 365
15 67 (16.88%) MS Exchange
16 64 (16.12%) ITIL
17 61 (15.37%) VMware
18 54 (13.60%) Blackberry
19 51 (12.85%) Windows Server 2003
20 44 (11.08%) HP
20 44 (11.08%) Apple
20 44 (11.08%) DNS
21 43 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
22 42 (10.58%) TCP/IP
23 40 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
23 40 (10.08%) DHCP
24 39 (9.82%) LAN
24 39 (9.82%) Hyper-V
24 39 (9.82%) XenApp
25 38 (9.57%) SLA

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 67 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.31%) SharePoint
4 29 (7.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (7.30%) Skype for Business
5 26 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.03%) IBM Notes
7 14 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.25%) Documentum
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 173 (43.58%) MS Office
2 96 (24.18%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.02%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (17.13%) Office 365
2 14 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.26%) OneDrive
3 5 (1.26%) Yammer
4 3 (0.76%) IaaS
4 3 (0.76%) PaaS
4 3 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.08%) DNS
2 42 (10.58%) TCP/IP
3 40 (10.08%) DHCP
4 39 (9.82%) LAN
5 34 (8.56%) Internet
5 34 (8.56%) VPN
6 26 (6.55%) Wireless
7 20 (5.04%) Firewall
7 20 (5.04%) Skype
7 20 (5.04%) WAN
8 19 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
9 18 (4.53%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (4.03%) SAN
11 12 (3.02%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.76%) 3G
12 7 (1.76%) Intranet
13 4 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.01%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.01%) Big Data
2 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.76%) SQLite
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) MS Access
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Axure RP
1 4 (1.01%) MSI
2 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) MSTest
3 1 (0.25%) NUnit
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (6.05%) Finance
2 15 (3.78%) Law
3 12 (3.02%) Legal
3 12 (3.02%) Retail
4 9 (2.27%) Banking
5 8 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.51%) Local Government
6 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.26%) Advertising
7 5 (1.26%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) French Language
9 2 (0.50%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 113 (28.46%) Support Engineer
2 103 (25.94%) Analyst
3 76 (19.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 58 (14.61%) Desktop Support
5 55 (13.85%) IT Support
6 54 (13.60%) Support Analyst
7 50 (12.59%) Desktop Engineer
8 47 (11.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 42 (10.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 42 (10.58%) Service Analyst
10 40 (10.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 39 (9.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 35 (8.82%) IT Engineer
13 34 (8.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 30 (7.56%) IT Support Engineer
15 26 (6.55%) 1st Line Support
16 25 (6.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 23 (5.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 23 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
17 23 (5.79%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.52%) .NET
2 8 (2.02%) WPF
3 7 (1.76%) HTML
4 5 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (1.26%) CSS
5 4 (1.01%) COM+
5 4 (1.01%) WCF
5 4 (1.01%) XSLT
6 3 (0.76%) HTML5
6 3 (0.76%) SOAP
6 3 (0.76%) Web Services
6 3 (0.76%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.25%) Ajax
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.25%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.25%) JSF
8 1 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.60%) Blackberry
2 24 (6.05%) iPhone
3 17 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.28%) Smartphone
4 14 (3.53%) Client/Server
5 13 (3.27%) iPad
6 12 (3.02%) Driving Licence
6 12 (3.02%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.02%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.76%) Clustering
9 7 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.76%) User Experience
10 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.76%) PKI
12 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.50%) NHS
12 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 397 (100.00%) Windows
2 284 (71.54%) Windows 7
3 151 (38.04%) Windows 10
4 112 (28.21%) Windows Server
5 85 (21.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (18.39%) Windows XP
7 71 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (12.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (9.07%) Apple iOS
10 30 (7.56%) Android
11 17 (4.28%) Windows Vista
12 16 (4.03%) Linux
13 13 (3.27%) Mac OS X
14 8 (2.02%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.51%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.26%) Windows Phone
17 4 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
19 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.12%) ITIL
2 28 (7.05%) Time Management
3 24 (6.05%) Migration
4 23 (5.79%) Incident Management
5 19 (4.79%) Problem Management
6 18 (4.53%) Service Management
7 17 (4.28%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.28%) Validation
8 15 (3.78%) Software Deployment
9 14 (3.53%) Change Management
10 13 (3.27%) Network Management
11 10 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (2.27%) CRM
12 9 (2.27%) ITSM
13 8 (2.02%) Identity Management
13 8 (2.02%) Patch Management
14 7 (1.76%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (1.76%) Security Patching
15 6 (1.51%) Configuration Management
15 6 (1.51%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.55%) SQL
2 25 (6.30%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.53%) C#
4 11 (2.77%) VBScript
5 5 (1.26%) C++
5 5 (1.26%) XAML
6 4 (1.01%) VB
7 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.50%) C
8 2 (0.50%) Java
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.25%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.54%) MCP
5 19 (4.79%) MCSE
6 14 (3.53%) MCSA
7 12 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.77%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.27%) Degree
9 9 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (2.02%) ACDT
10 8 (2.02%) ACHDS
10 8 (2.02%) ACTC
10 8 (2.02%) MCDST
10 8 (2.02%) MCSM
11 7 (1.76%) CCNP
11 7 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.76%) MCITP
12 6 (1.51%) CCNA
13 4 (1.01%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.57%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 280 (70.53%) Active Directory
2 40 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 39 (9.82%) XenApp
4 20 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (4.03%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.52%) vSphere
7 9 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.01%) XenServer
10 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.50%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.50%) Postfix
10 2 (0.50%) Samba
10 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 86 (21.66%) SCCM
2 9 (2.27%) WSUS
3 8 (2.02%) BladeLogic
3 8 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.76%) SCOM
5 6 (1.51%) DameWare
5 6 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.26%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.26%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.01%) WMI
8 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 198 (49.87%) Microsoft
2 108 (27.20%) Citrix
3 61 (15.37%) VMware
4 44 (11.08%) Apple
4 44 (11.08%) HP
5 26 (6.55%) Cisco
6 19 (4.79%) Remedy
7 18 (4.53%) Symantec
8 16 (4.03%) Lotus
9 15 (3.78%) LANDesk
10 11 (2.77%) AppSense
10 11 (2.77%) Dell
11 10 (2.52%) ThinPrint
12 9 (2.27%) Canon
13 7 (1.76%) iManage
13 7 (1.76%) Mitel
13 7 (1.76%) Wyse
14 6 (1.51%) Avaya
14 6 (1.51%) NetApp
14 6 (1.51%) Oracle
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