The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 303 374 572
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +198
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 357 223 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.42% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.80% 1.85% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 112 9
Average daily rate
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£233 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 19 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
England +66 329 £249 -23.46% 151
London +35 131 £166 -48.84% 53
South East +42 68 £310 -20.00% 43
West Midlands +10 34 £320 +14.28% 9
East of England -12 31 £156 -37.50% 7
City of London +24 23 £272 -14.07% 16
Berkshire +17 17 £450 - 4
Oxfordshire 0 17 £220 -43.22% 2
South West -33 17 £313 +174.12% 12
North West 0 16 £388 +19.23% 10
East Midlands +14 15 £320 +6.66% 4
Yorkshire -4 14 £270 -18.79% 8
Cambridgeshire +10 12 £201 - 1
Birmingham +6 11 £350 +118.75% 6
Reading +22 10 £475 -
Scotland -13 10 £110 -64.80% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £171 -24.72% 6
West Yorkshire +1 9 £270 -21.73% 6
Nottinghamshire +13 8 £330 +10.00% 2
Essex +1 8 £135 -68.23% 2
Oxford +1 8 £220 -
Cambridge -3 8 £153 -
Edinburgh -3 8 £110 -72.50%
Hampshire -7 8 £274 -39.16% 9
Hertfordshire -23 8 £160 -3.03% 3
Staffordshire +4 7 £160 - 1
Surrey +1 7 £200 -58.11% 14
Nottingham +19 6 £310 +3.33% 2
Dorset - 6 £400 - 3
Cheshire +9 5 £288 -4.16% 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 763 (100.00%) Windows
2 459 (60.16%) Windows 7
3 368 (48.23%) Microsoft
4 356 (46.66%) Active Directory
5 232 (30.41%) MS Office
6 215 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 204 (26.74%) Windows XP
8 192 (25.16%) MS Exchange
9 140 (18.35%) MS Excel
10 137 (17.96%) SCCM
11 123 (16.12%) Citrix
12 121 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 118 (15.47%) VMware
14 107 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 103 (13.50%) ITIL
16 86 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 72 (9.44%) DNS
18 70 (9.17%) LAN
19 66 (8.65%) Cisco
19 66 (8.65%) Blackberry
19 66 (8.65%) Firewall
20 65 (8.52%) C#
21 64 (8.39%) SQL Server
22 63 (8.26%) PowerShell
23 61 (7.99%) TCP/IP
24 58 (7.60%) Migration
25 55 (7.21%) WAN
25 55 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
25 55 (7.21%) Office 365
26 53 (6.95%) DHCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 192 (25.16%) MS Exchange
2 86 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 49 (6.42%) SharePoint
5 42 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (3.54%) Lync
7 21 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.97%) IBM Notes
9 15 (1.97%) IIS
10 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.26%) Node.js
14 1 (0.13%) Apache
14 1 (0.13%) SAS
14 1 (0.13%) CICS
14 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 232 (30.41%) MS Office
2 140 (18.35%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
4 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.39%) assyst
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.21%) Office 365
2 22 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.92%) SaaS
4 6 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.66%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.39%) GitHub
7 2 (0.26%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.44%) DNS
2 70 (9.17%) LAN
3 66 (8.65%) Firewall
4 61 (7.99%) TCP/IP
5 55 (7.21%) WAN
6 53 (6.95%) DHCP
7 48 (6.29%) VPN
8 35 (4.59%) SAN
9 24 (3.15%) Internet
10 18 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.10%) Wireless
12 15 (1.97%) VoIP
13 8 (1.05%) NAS
14 7 (0.92%) SMS
15 6 (0.79%) Network Security
15 6 (0.79%) VLAN
15 6 (0.79%) 802.11
15 6 (0.79%) MPLS
16 5 (0.66%) Broadband
16 5 (0.66%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.26%) DataStage
11 2 (0.26%) DB2
11 2 (0.26%) MS Access
12 1 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Ingres
12 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (4.33%) MSI
2 24 (3.15%) InstallShield
3 23 (3.01%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.44%) Subversion
5 9 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.18%) JIRA
6 4 (0.52%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.39%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.13%) GCC
9 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 50 (6.55%) Finance
2 17 (2.23%) Banking
3 15 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.31%) Advertising
6 8 (1.05%) Legal
6 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.66%) French Language
8 4 (0.52%) Marketing
8 4 (0.52%) Retail
8 4 (0.52%) Law
9 3 (0.39%) Publishing
9 3 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 154 (20.18%) Analyst
2 145 (19.00%) Support Engineer
3 81 (10.62%) Support Analyst
4 71 (9.31%) Desktop Support
5 65 (8.52%) Developer
6 62 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (6.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 50 (6.55%) Desktop Engineer
9 37 (4.85%) Service Analyst
10 36 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
10 36 (4.72%) IT Support
11 35 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
12 31 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 28 (3.67%) Architect
14 25 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 25 (3.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 25 (3.28%) Desktop Analyst
15 24 (3.15%) Consultant
16 22 (2.88%) SCCM Engineer
17 20 (2.62%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.11%) .NET
2 31 (4.06%) Application Packaging
3 16 (2.10%) WPF
4 14 (1.83%) HTML
5 12 (1.57%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.57%) HTML5
6 11 (1.44%) CSS
6 11 (1.44%) Web Services
6 11 (1.44%) WCF
7 9 (1.18%) Silverlight
8 6 (0.79%) XML
8 6 (0.79%) CSS3
9 5 (0.66%) REST
10 4 (0.52%) XNA
10 4 (0.52%) WinForms
11 3 (0.39%) WinRT
11 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.26%) jQuery
12 2 (0.26%) JSON
12 2 (0.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.65%) Blackberry
2 31 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.49%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.36%) iPhone
5 16 (2.10%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.10%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.31%) iPad
7 9 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.05%) Pocket PC
9 7 (0.92%) Open Source
9 7 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 7 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.92%) FMCG
10 5 (0.66%) Xbox
10 5 (0.66%) HP StorageWorks
11 4 (0.52%) NHS
11 4 (0.52%) Replication
11 4 (0.52%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.52%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 763 (100.00%) Windows
2 459 (60.16%) Windows 7
3 215 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 204 (26.74%) Windows XP
5 121 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (5.77%) Windows Vista
8 36 (4.72%) Mac OS X
9 31 (4.06%) Apple iOS
10 30 (3.93%) Windows Phone
11 25 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
11 25 (3.28%) Android
12 18 (2.36%) Linux
13 12 (1.57%) Windows Phone 8
14 11 (1.44%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.31%) Windows CE
16 8 (1.05%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.79%) UNIX
18 5 (0.66%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (13.50%) ITIL
2 58 (7.60%) Migration
3 30 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (2.36%) Incident Management
5 17 (2.23%) Problem Management
6 15 (1.97%) Service Management
6 15 (1.97%) Service Delivery
6 15 (1.97%) Project Management
6 15 (1.97%) Test Scripting
6 15 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (1.83%) Asset Management
8 12 (1.57%) Scrum
8 12 (1.57%) Mobile Application Development
9 11 (1.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (1.44%) Time Management
10 10 (1.31%) Regression Testing
10 10 (1.31%) CRM
11 9 (1.18%) Line Management
11 9 (1.18%) Change Management
12 8 (1.05%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (8.52%) C#
2 63 (8.26%) PowerShell
3 52 (6.82%) SQL
4 23 (3.01%) VBScript
5 13 (1.70%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.57%) C++
7 11 (1.44%) VB
8 10 (1.31%) XAML
9 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.05%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.79%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.66%) VBA
12 4 (0.52%) PHP
13 3 (0.39%) Perl
13 3 (0.39%) Java
14 2 (0.26%) C
15 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.59%) MCSE
4 33 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.62%) MCP
6 18 (2.36%) Degree
7 13 (1.70%) MCITP
8 11 (1.44%) CCNA
8 11 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.31%) MCSA
10 9 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.05%) MCTS
12 7 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.79%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.52%) MCDST
15 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.54%) SLA
2 12 (1.57%) QA
3 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 356 (46.66%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 33 (4.33%) XenApp
6 26 (3.41%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.10%) Terminal Services
8 12 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.31%) vSphere
10 9 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.05%) XenServer
12 7 (0.92%) Xen
13 4 (0.52%) NLBS
14 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.26%) UAG
15 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.13%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 137 (17.96%) SCCM
2 29 (3.80%) Backup Exec
3 26 (3.41%) WSUS
4 15 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.70%) SCOM
6 10 (1.31%) WMI
7 7 (0.92%) AppDNA
7 7 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.92%) DameWare
8 5 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.52%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.39%) SCSM
10 3 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.26%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 368 (48.23%) Microsoft
2 123 (16.12%) Citrix
3 118 (15.47%) VMware
4 66 (8.65%) Cisco
5 44 (5.77%) HP
6 37 (4.85%) Symantec
7 34 (4.46%) Dell
8 24 (3.15%) Apple
9 15 (1.97%) Lotus
10 13 (1.70%) SAP
11 12 (1.57%) LANDesk
12 11 (1.44%) Oracle
13 10 (1.31%) McAfee
13 10 (1.31%) Adobe
13 10 (1.31%) Veeam
14 9 (1.18%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.18%) Avaya
15 8 (1.05%) Sophos
16 7 (0.92%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.92%) Business Objects
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