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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 409 305 333
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 235 397 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.73% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 3.38% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 206 157
Median daily rate £155 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 89 58
Median hourly rate £16.29 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%

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
10822 11758 12950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 21.49% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6791 6914 7667
Median daily rate £388 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 972 1119
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 £11.96 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -102 219 £155 -13.88% 84
London -63 87 £160 -11.11% 20
South East -30 40 £275 -16.98% 30
East of England +5 23 £143 +18.75% 5
South West -3 22 £113 -25.00% 6
North East -28 15 £200 - 2
Hampshire +8 12 £260 -22.96% 8
East Midlands -6 11 £265 +131.44% 2
Tyne and Wear -28 11 £150 - 1
Essex +7 10 - - 2
Colchester +4 10 - -
Gloucestershire +2 10 £116 -10.57% 1
City of London -7 10 £450 +125.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 10 £150 -
Gloucester +8 9 £116 -
North West -16 9 £190 -15.55% 7
Surrey +24 8 £151 -5.46% 9
Dorset +6 8 £110 -38.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £345 +105.97% 3
Wales +6 7 £188 -
Scotland +4 7 £100 +2.16% 4
Yorkshire 0 7 £183 +40.38% 6
Berkshire -10 7 £213 -41.78% 3
Milton Keynes +16 6 £385 +129.85% 3
South Wales +11 6 £188 -
West Yorkshire +5 6 £118 -7.84% 4
Southampton +3 6 £140 -56.92% 4
Hertfordshire 0 6 £228 +3.40% 3
Poole - 6 £110 -
Leeds +7 5 £118 -6.00% 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 536 (100.00%) Windows
2 384 (71.64%) Windows 7
3 371 (69.22%) Active Directory
4 282 (52.61%) Microsoft
5 249 (46.46%) MS Office
6 181 (33.77%) Windows 10
7 151 (28.17%) Windows Server
8 147 (27.43%) Citrix
9 141 (26.31%) MS Excel
10 120 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 110 (20.52%) SCCM
12 100 (18.66%) VMware
13 99 (18.47%) Windows XP
13 99 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 90 (16.79%) ITIL
15 86 (16.04%) Office 365
16 80 (14.93%) MS Exchange
17 66 (12.31%) Apple
18 62 (11.57%) DNS
18 62 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
19 61 (11.38%) DHCP
20 58 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 57 (10.63%) LAN
22 53 (9.89%) XenApp
23 52 (9.70%) Android
23 52 (9.70%) Blackberry
24 50 (9.33%) SLA
25 49 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
25 49 (9.14%) Hyper-V
26 47 (8.77%) HP

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 80 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 44 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (7.28%) Skype for Business
4 32 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (5.78%) SharePoint
6 29 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (4.10%) IBM Notes
8 21 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.87%) IIS
11 8 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.75%) Apache
14 3 (0.56%) Documentum
15 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.19%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 249 (46.46%) MS Office
2 141 (26.31%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (16.04%) Office 365
2 24 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.05%) G Suite
4 4 (0.75%) IaaS
4 4 (0.75%) PaaS
5 3 (0.56%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.57%) DNS
2 61 (11.38%) DHCP
3 57 (10.63%) LAN
4 47 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 46 (8.58%) Internet
6 37 (6.90%) VPN
6 37 (6.90%) WAN
7 36 (6.72%) Firewall
8 30 (5.60%) SAN
9 22 (4.10%) Skype
9 22 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (3.92%) Wireless
11 18 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.05%) SSL
14 10 (1.87%) Ethernet
15 9 (1.68%) Intranet
15 9 (1.68%) IPv4
16 8 (1.49%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.75%) MySQL
5 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) Big Data
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.37%) SSDT
7 2 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (1.49%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.37%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.37%) MSI
3 2 (0.37%) NuGet
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.37%) Subversion
3 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.37%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.19%) JIRA
4 1 (0.19%) MSTest
4 1 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 28 (5.22%) Finance
2 14 (2.61%) Retail
3 13 (2.43%) Legal
4 10 (1.87%) Banking
4 10 (1.87%) Law
4 10 (1.87%) Publishing
5 6 (1.12%) Back Office
5 6 (1.12%) German Language
5 6 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.75%) Dutch Language
6 4 (0.75%) French Language
6 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.56%) Advertising
7 3 (0.56%) Billing
7 3 (0.56%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.37%) Games
8 2 (0.37%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.37%) Local Government
8 2 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 163 (30.41%) Analyst
2 140 (26.12%) Support Engineer
3 92 (17.16%) Desktop Support
3 92 (17.16%) Support Analyst
4 84 (15.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 73 (13.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 67 (12.50%) IT Support
7 64 (11.94%) Service Analyst
8 62 (11.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 60 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 48 (8.96%) Help Desk Analyst
10 48 (8.96%) Help Desk Support
11 46 (8.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 40 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 36 (6.72%) IT Engineer
14 35 (6.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
15 34 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (6.34%) Windows Support Analyst
16 33 (6.16%) Active Directory Support
16 33 (6.16%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.17%) HTML
2 16 (2.99%) .NET
2 16 (2.99%) CSS
3 10 (1.87%) WPF
4 9 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (1.68%) HTML5
5 8 (1.49%) WinForms
5 8 (1.49%) XSLT
6 4 (0.75%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.37%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.37%) WCF
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.19%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.19%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.19%) JSF
8 1 (0.19%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.70%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.29%) iPhone
3 22 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.10%) Smartphone
4 17 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 17 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.61%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.61%) iPad
6 13 (2.43%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.68%) PKI
9 8 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.31%) User Experience
11 6 (1.12%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.93%) BYOD
12 5 (0.93%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.75%) Handset
13 4 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 536 (100.00%) Windows
2 384 (71.64%) Windows 7
3 181 (33.77%) Windows 10
4 151 (28.17%) Windows Server
5 120 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (18.47%) Windows XP
7 58 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (9.70%) Android
9 44 (8.21%) Apple iOS
10 38 (7.09%) Linux
11 25 (4.66%) Mac OS X
12 22 (4.10%) Mac OS
12 22 (4.10%) Windows Vista
13 18 (3.36%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (1.49%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.75%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (16.79%) ITIL
2 44 (8.21%) Incident Management
3 28 (5.22%) Migration
4 26 (4.85%) Time Management
5 20 (3.73%) Project Management
5 20 (3.73%) Service Management
6 18 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (3.36%) Software Deployment
7 17 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 16 (2.99%) Change Management
9 15 (2.80%) Identity Management
10 14 (2.61%) CRM
10 14 (2.61%) Problem Management
11 12 (2.24%) Patch Management
12 11 (2.05%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.05%) ITSM
13 10 (1.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (1.87%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (1.87%) Network Management
13 10 (1.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.21%) PowerShell
2 24 (4.48%) SQL
3 17 (3.17%) XAML
4 15 (2.80%) C#
5 11 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.87%) VBScript
7 8 (1.49%) C
7 8 (1.49%) ECMAScript
7 8 (1.49%) Python
7 8 (1.49%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.12%) Java
8 6 (1.12%) VB
9 3 (0.56%) C++
9 3 (0.56%) PHP
9 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.56%) VBA
10 2 (0.37%) Delphi
10 2 (0.37%) Pascal
10 2 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 27 (5.04%) MCSE
5 25 (4.66%) MCP
5 25 (4.66%) MCSA
6 17 (3.17%) Degree
7 16 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.61%) CCNP
9 13 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.24%) DBS Check
11 11 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (1.68%) MCDST
14 7 (1.31%) ACDT
14 7 (1.31%) ACHDS
14 7 (1.31%) ACTC
14 7 (1.31%) MCSM
15 6 (1.12%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.93%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.33%) SLA
2 7 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.37%) GPG13
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 371 (69.22%) Active Directory
2 62 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (9.89%) XenApp
4 49 (9.14%) Hyper-V
5 27 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (4.48%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.36%) vSphere
8 9 (1.68%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.12%) Xen
11 3 (0.56%) Samba
11 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.37%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.37%) Postfix
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 110 (20.52%) SCCM
2 12 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.05%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.05%) WSUS
4 10 (1.87%) DameWare
4 10 (1.87%) SCOM
5 5 (0.93%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.93%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.56%) SCSM
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 282 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 147 (27.43%) Citrix
3 100 (18.66%) VMware
4 66 (12.31%) Apple
5 47 (8.77%) HP
6 45 (8.40%) Cisco
7 23 (4.29%) Symantec
8 22 (4.10%) Lotus
9 19 (3.54%) Dell
10 15 (2.80%) Google
11 13 (2.43%) AppSense
11 13 (2.43%) Juniper
12 12 (2.24%) Mitel
12 12 (2.24%) Oracle
13 11 (2.05%) LANDesk
13 11 (2.05%) ThinPrint
14 10 (1.87%) Avaya
14 10 (1.87%) Canon
14 10 (1.87%) Remedy
15 9 (1.68%) iManage
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Rate: £120.00 - £128.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £10.86 - £13.28 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fife
Experis Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Networkers
Rate: £47.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Teeside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Prosource.it
Posted: 8 days ago
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Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £165 - £170 per day
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