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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 303 273 373
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +100
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 369 373 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.71% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.06% 3.13% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 196 92
Average daily rate
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£193 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £463 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £225 £305
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 38 9
Average hourly rate £16.20 £14.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.68% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.95 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%

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
12066 11925 9984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 22.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6972 6797 5367
Average daily rate £363 £350 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1043 953
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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
England -25 336 £200 -31.03% 146
London +31 155 £225 -35.71% 49
South East -58 56 £285 +14.00% 36
South West +23 39 £150 -16.66% 10
City of London +21 38 £259 -33.65% 12
North West -12 23 £210 -25.66% 14
Scotland +3 20 £140 +16.66% 10
West Midlands -8 20 £160 -52.59% 7
East of England -13 18 £280 +19.14% 13
Yorkshire -14 15 £175 -43.54% 8
Berkshire -28 14 £375 +13.20% 7
Oxfordshire -23 13 £158 +3.27% 4
East Midlands -6 12 £215 -14.00% 7
Surrey -3 10 £365 +204.16% 6
Merseyside -5 10 £210 - 1
Reading -14 10 £375 +25.00% 3
Hampshire +3 9 £375 +108.33% 8
Gloucestershire -5 9 £150 -1.63% 3
West Yorkshire -11 8 £188 - 6
Oxford -11 8 £170 +30.76% 1
Somerset - 8 £213 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £160 - 1
Sheffield +2 7 £120 -
Edinburgh -1 7 £248 +106.25% 3
South Yorkshire -8 7 £120 -70.00%
Birmingham -8 6 £143 -52.10% 3
Liverpool -8 6 £210 -
Bristol - 6 £110 - 2
Lancashire +9 5 - -
Shropshire -4 5 £338 -32.02%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 736 (100.00%) Windows
2 479 (65.08%) Windows 7
3 374 (50.82%) Active Directory
4 310 (42.12%) Microsoft
5 229 (31.11%) MS Office
6 191 (25.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 183 (24.86%) Windows XP
8 165 (22.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 144 (19.57%) MS Exchange
10 143 (19.43%) SCCM
11 140 (19.02%) Citrix
12 136 (18.48%) ITIL
12 136 (18.48%) VMware
13 132 (17.93%) MS Excel
14 90 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 75 (10.19%) Migration
16 71 (9.65%) SQL
17 68 (9.24%) SLA
17 68 (9.24%) DNS
17 68 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
18 67 (9.10%) TCP/IP
19 64 (8.70%) LAN
20 62 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
21 61 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 57 (7.74%) DHCP
23 56 (7.61%) Cisco
23 56 (7.61%) Security Cleared
24 52 (7.07%) Firewall
25 50 (6.79%) Apple
25 50 (6.79%) Office 365

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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
1 144 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 68 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.30%) Lync
3 39 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (3.26%) IIS
6 19 (2.58%) IBM Notes
6 19 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.54%) Node.js
12 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.14%) CMS
15 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 229 (31.11%) MS Office
2 132 (17.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) Vectorworks
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.54%) assyst
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.79%) Office 365
2 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.95%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.54%) SaaS
5 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.27%) Yammer
6 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 68 (9.24%) DNS
2 67 (9.10%) TCP/IP
3 64 (8.70%) LAN
4 57 (7.74%) DHCP
5 52 (7.07%) Firewall
6 42 (5.71%) VPN
7 41 (5.57%) WAN
8 27 (3.67%) SAN
9 26 (3.53%) Internet
10 25 (3.40%) Wireless
11 20 (2.72%) VoIP
12 15 (2.04%) VLAN
13 14 (1.90%) Intranet
14 12 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.63%) NAS
15 10 (1.36%) Network Security
15 10 (1.36%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.09%) LDAP
17 7 (0.95%) ADSL
18 6 (0.82%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.17%) MySQL
3 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.82%) FileMaker
4 5 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (3.40%) MSI
2 21 (2.85%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.36%) InstallShield
4 9 (1.22%) Subversion
5 5 (0.68%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.41%) Yeoman
7 3 (0.41%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 44 (5.98%) Finance
2 14 (1.90%) Legal
3 13 (1.77%) Law
4 12 (1.63%) Retail
5 11 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.49%) Marketing
6 9 (1.22%) Back Office
7 8 (1.09%) Banking
7 8 (1.09%) Advertising
8 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 152 (20.65%) Analyst
2 113 (15.35%) Support Engineer
3 96 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 78 (10.60%) Support Analyst
5 74 (10.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 51 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 51 (6.93%) Service Analyst
8 45 (6.11%) IT Support
9 39 (5.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 35 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
11 34 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
12 31 (4.21%) Developer
13 27 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.40%) Desktop Analyst
15 23 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (2.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 22 (2.99%) Consultant
17 20 (2.72%) Project Manager
17 20 (2.72%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.13%) .NET
2 22 (2.99%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.63%) Web Services
4 8 (1.09%) SOAP
5 7 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.82%) HTML
6 6 (0.82%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.82%) REST
7 5 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.68%) CSS
8 4 (0.54%) Flash
8 4 (0.54%) LINQ
8 4 (0.54%) jQuery
8 4 (0.54%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.41%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.41%) XML
9 3 (0.41%) XSLT
10 2 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 36 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.26%) iPad
4 18 (2.45%) Thin Client
4 18 (2.45%) Fat Client
4 18 (2.45%) iPhone
5 15 (2.04%) NHS
6 13 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.36%) User Experience
8 10 (1.36%) FMCG
8 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.09%) Smartcard
10 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.68%) Clustering
11 5 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.54%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.54%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.54%) VLE
12 4 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 736 (100.00%) Windows
2 479 (65.08%) Windows 7
3 191 (25.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 183 (24.86%) Windows XP
5 165 (22.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (6.25%) Linux
8 41 (5.57%) Android
9 37 (5.03%) Apple iOS
10 28 (3.80%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.53%) Windows Vista
12 14 (1.90%) UNIX
13 11 (1.49%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.49%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.36%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.95%) Mac OS X Server
16 7 (0.95%) Windows Phone 8
17 6 (0.82%) CentOS
17 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.48%) ITIL
2 75 (10.19%) Migration
3 37 (5.03%) Project Management
4 32 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 31 (4.21%) Service Management
6 26 (3.53%) Incident Management
7 24 (3.26%) Change Management
8 23 (3.13%) Problem Management
9 15 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (1.90%) PRINCE2
10 14 (1.90%) Asset Management
11 13 (1.77%) MVC
11 13 (1.77%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (1.49%) Customer Engagement
12 11 (1.49%) Software Engineering
13 10 (1.36%) Programme Management
13 10 (1.36%) Data Protection
13 10 (1.36%) Mobile Development
13 10 (1.36%) Patch Management
14 9 (1.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 71 (9.65%) SQL
2 46 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.21%) C#
4 17 (2.31%) VB
5 13 (1.77%) VBScript
5 13 (1.77%) Perl
6 12 (1.63%) C++
7 10 (1.36%) Java
8 9 (1.22%) C
9 8 (1.09%) Python
9 8 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.82%) VBA
11 6 (0.82%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.41%) XAML
14 1 (0.14%) C-shell
14 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.30%) MCSE
4 36 (4.89%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.80%) Degree
6 24 (3.26%) CCNA
6 24 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.85%) MCP
8 20 (2.72%) MCSA
9 17 (2.31%) MCITP
10 14 (1.90%) MCTS
11 13 (1.77%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.82%) RHCE
13 6 (0.82%) MCDST
13 6 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.68%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.68%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.24%) SLA
2 9 (1.22%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 374 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (4.08%) XenApp
6 21 (2.85%) XenDesktop
6 21 (2.85%) vSphere
7 13 (1.77%) BitLocker
8 9 (1.22%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.95%) XenServer
11 4 (0.54%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.54%) KVM
11 4 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.41%) UAG
12 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.41%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 143 (19.43%) SCCM
2 13 (1.77%) WSUS
3 12 (1.63%) SCOM
3 12 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (1.36%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.36%) Puppet
5 9 (1.22%) ZABBIX
5 9 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.82%) DameWare
6 6 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.54%) SmokePing
7 4 (0.54%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (0.54%) Nagios
7 4 (0.54%) Cacti
8 3 (0.41%) Nessus
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 310 (42.12%) Microsoft
2 140 (19.02%) Citrix
3 136 (18.48%) VMware
4 56 (7.61%) Cisco
5 50 (6.79%) Apple
6 31 (4.21%) Remedy
7 25 (3.40%) HP
8 23 (3.13%) Oracle
9 21 (2.85%) Lotus
10 19 (2.58%) Symantec
10 19 (2.58%) Adobe
10 19 (2.58%) McAfee
10 19 (2.58%) LANDesk
11 17 (2.31%) Dell
12 14 (1.90%) Bloomberg
13 13 (1.77%) Reuters
14 11 (1.49%) Google
15 10 (1.36%) Sophos
16 9 (1.22%) Wyse
17 8 (1.09%) AppSense
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Rate: £200 - £270 per day
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Rate: £110 - £150 per day
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North West
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Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
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Rate: £12 - £14 per hour + competitive
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Manchester
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