The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 362 307 300
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 309 370 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 3.04% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 188 188
Median daily rate £200 £220 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £191 £220
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 76 39
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £23.00 £20.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.75%

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
12185 12172 12256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.79% 22.12% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7620 7028 6955
Median daily rate £390 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 999 1081
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.61%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 May 2016.

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 23 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 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
England -36 283 £200 -11.11% 108
London -33 103 £200 -11.11% 29
South East -21 47 £325 +8.33% 29
East of England +32 42 £163 -41.96% 7
South West -5 30 £325 +136.36% 8
North West -14 19 £175 -22.22% 11
West Midlands -13 17 £190 -12.64% 10
Bristol +19 16 £325 +195.45% 2
Essex +9 14 £180 - 1
Manchester -3 13 £188 +25.00% 3
Colchester - 13 - - 1
Wales +17 12 £93 -42.18% 1
South Wales +16 12 £93 -42.18% 1
Oxfordshire +3 10 £325 +91.17% 3
Cardiff - 10 £85 -
City of London +11 9 £325 +30.00% 8
Hampshire 0 9 £248 -34.00% 12
Surrey -8 9 £313 -14.38% 5
Berkshire -8 9 £150 -60.00% 4
Scotland -30 9 £100 -42.85% 4
North East -34 9 £250 +117.39% 2
Hertfordshire +12 8 £163 - 2
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £104 -35.15% 2
East Midlands +6 8 £111 -57.71% 4
Birmingham +4 8 £178 +24.56% 1
Edinburgh -1 7 £100 -59.59% 1
West Sussex -17 7 £433 +44.16%
Bedfordshire - 7 £128 - 2
Gloucestershire +1 6 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 6 £145 -17.14% 8

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 663 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (70.74%) Windows 7
3 440 (66.37%) Active Directory
4 321 (48.42%) Microsoft
5 299 (45.10%) MS Office
6 172 (25.94%) Windows Server
7 160 (24.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 148 (22.32%) Citrix
9 139 (20.97%) MS Excel
10 138 (20.81%) Windows XP
11 132 (19.91%) ITIL
12 131 (19.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 119 (17.95%) MS Exchange
14 118 (17.80%) Windows 10
15 117 (17.65%) SCCM
16 108 (16.29%) VMware
17 86 (12.97%) Office 365
18 71 (10.71%) Firewall
18 71 (10.71%) Cisco
19 67 (10.11%) SLA
20 63 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
21 62 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
22 61 (9.20%) DNS
23 60 (9.05%) Finance
24 58 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
25 57 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
25 57 (8.60%) Linux
26 56 (8.45%) TCP/IP
26 56 (8.45%) Apple iOS
27 55 (8.30%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 119 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 62 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.33%) Skype for Business
4 40 (6.03%) SharePoint
5 39 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 38 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (5.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.21%) IIS
12 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.60%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.45%) Zimbra
15 2 (0.30%) Documentum
16 1 (0.15%) Apache
16 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 299 (45.10%) MS Office
2 139 (20.97%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 86 (12.97%) Office 365
2 16 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.96%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.21%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.90%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.45%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (10.71%) Firewall
2 61 (9.20%) DNS
3 56 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 51 (7.69%) DHCP
5 48 (7.24%) VPN
6 32 (4.83%) LAN
7 24 (3.62%) Internet
8 23 (3.47%) WAN
8 23 (3.47%) Wireless
9 19 (2.87%) SAN
10 15 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (2.11%) Network Security
12 13 (1.96%) Intranet
12 13 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (1.96%) VoIP
13 12 (1.81%) SSL
14 10 (1.51%) Skype
15 9 (1.36%) SMTP
16 8 (1.21%) FTP
16 8 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) DB2
6 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Grunt
1 7 (1.06%) gulp
1 7 (1.06%) MSI
1 7 (1.06%) webpack
2 2 (0.30%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Subversion
2 2 (0.30%) Yeoman
3 1 (0.15%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.15%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) YourKit
General
1 60 (9.05%) Finance
2 20 (3.02%) Legal
2 20 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.56%) Banking
4 16 (2.41%) Law
5 13 (1.96%) Back Office
6 10 (1.51%) Retail
7 8 (1.21%) Marketing
8 7 (1.06%) Advertising
8 7 (1.06%) French Language
9 6 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.75%) Games
10 5 (0.75%) German Language
10 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.60%) Local Government
12 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.45%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 209 (31.52%) Analyst
2 133 (20.06%) Support Engineer
3 109 (16.44%) Desktop Support
4 91 (13.73%) Service Analyst
5 85 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 85 (12.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 85 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 84 (12.67%) Support Analyst
7 79 (11.92%) IT Support
8 64 (9.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 49 (7.39%) Windows Engineer
10 48 (7.24%) IT Analyst
11 42 (6.33%) 1st Line Support
12 40 (6.03%) Help Desk Analyst
13 38 (5.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 36 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
14 36 (5.43%) Windows Support Analyst
15 33 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
15 33 (4.98%) IT Support Analyst
16 32 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.96%) HTML
2 12 (1.81%) HTML5
3 8 (1.21%) CSS
3 8 (1.21%) CSS3
4 7 (1.06%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.06%) Apache Cordova
4 7 (1.06%) Backbone.js
4 7 (1.06%) Ember.js
4 7 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (1.06%) LESS
4 7 (1.06%) React
4 7 (1.06%) Sass
5 4 (0.60%) jQuery
5 4 (0.60%) SAPUI5
6 3 (0.45%) .NET
6 3 (0.45%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.45%) JSON
6 3 (0.45%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.39%) Blackberry
2 23 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.02%) Fat Client
3 20 (3.02%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 16 (2.41%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.11%) iPhone
6 14 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.66%) iPad
8 9 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.36%) NHS
9 8 (1.21%) PKI
10 7 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.90%) User Experience
11 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (0.75%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 663 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (70.74%) Windows 7
3 172 (25.94%) Windows Server
4 160 (24.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 138 (20.81%) Windows XP
6 131 (19.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 118 (17.80%) Windows 10
8 57 (8.60%) Linux
8 57 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (8.45%) Apple iOS
10 45 (6.79%) Android
11 44 (6.64%) Mac OS X
12 28 (4.22%) Windows Vista
13 22 (3.32%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.96%) Unix
15 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.90%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.91%) ITIL
2 44 (6.64%) Migration
3 37 (5.58%) Incident Management
4 34 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 26 (3.92%) Service Management
6 20 (3.02%) Information Security
7 18 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (2.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (2.26%) ITSM
10 14 (2.11%) Problem Management
10 14 (2.11%) Project Management
10 14 (2.11%) Software Deployment
11 13 (1.96%) Asset Management
11 13 (1.96%) Change Control
11 13 (1.96%) CRM
11 13 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (1.81%) Change Management
13 11 (1.66%) PRINCE2
13 11 (1.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.30%) PowerShell
2 24 (3.62%) SQL
3 20 (3.02%) VBScript
4 16 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.66%) C
6 7 (1.06%) C#
6 7 (1.06%) TypeScript
7 5 (0.75%) Java
7 5 (0.75%) VB
8 4 (0.60%) ABAP
9 3 (0.45%) C++
9 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.15%) PHP
10 1 (0.15%) Python
10 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.15%) VBA
10 1 (0.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (8.30%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.62%) Degree
5 20 (3.02%) MCITP
5 20 (3.02%) MCSE
6 17 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.56%) MCP
7 13 (1.96%) CCNA
7 13 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.51%) MCSA
9 8 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (1.06%) MCTS
11 6 (0.90%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.90%) CCNP
11 6 (0.90%) CISSP
11 6 (0.90%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.11%) SLA
2 13 (1.96%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.45%) GPG13
7 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 440 (66.37%) Active Directory
2 63 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 42 (6.33%) XenApp
5 28 (4.22%) XenDesktop
6 21 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (2.26%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.81%) vSphere
9 8 (1.21%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.60%) NFS
10 4 (0.60%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.60%) vCloud
10 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.45%) XenServer
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 117 (17.65%) SCCM
2 17 (2.56%) SCOM
3 14 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.36%) WSUS
5 7 (1.06%) DameWare
6 6 (0.90%) Casper Suite
6 6 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.75%) EMC VPLEX
8 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.60%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.45%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.15%) OpenView
11 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 321 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 148 (22.32%) Citrix
3 108 (16.29%) VMware
4 71 (10.71%) Cisco
5 42 (6.33%) HP
6 40 (6.03%) Apple
7 39 (5.88%) Lotus
8 29 (4.37%) Juniper
9 26 (3.92%) CheckPoint
10 24 (3.62%) Dell
11 23 (3.47%) Intel Security
12 16 (2.41%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.11%) AppSense
13 14 (2.11%) Google
13 14 (2.11%) Wyse
14 13 (1.96%) Oracle
15 12 (1.81%) LANDesk
16 11 (1.66%) Adobe
17 10 (1.51%) Symantec
18 8 (1.21%) Bloomberg
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