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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 315 328 549
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +221
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 356 270 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.51% 0.072%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 2.24% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 135 9
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £162 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £436 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £249 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 25 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 -
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -

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
13128 12078 11405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 23.03% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7725 6736 5990
Average daily rate £355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1078 1087
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +24 331 £200 -38.46% 165
London -10 133 £176 -48.91% 58
South East +31 79 £195 -13.33% 37
West Midlands +7 28 £350 +25.00% 8
East of England -13 26 £153 -32.22% 8
Berkshire +24 20 £475 +111.11% 7
City of London -12 19 £304 -0.24% 15
Buckinghamshire +9 17 £155 +19.23% 7
South West -26 16 £325 +185.08% 12
North West -2 15 £423 +40.83% 15
Yorkshire -7 15 £291 -5.28% 18
Milton Keynes +9 14 £156 +20.19% 3
Oxfordshire -4 14 £175 -46.15% 3
East Midlands +7 13 £310 +3.33% 6
Surrey +1 13 £195 +21.87% 10
Scotland -4 13 £150 -57.20% 3
Birmingham +4 11 £350 +118.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 11 £153 -
West Yorkshire -14 11 £270 -12.19% 7
Reading +12 9 £550 +144.44% 4
Essex -8 9 £135 -52.21% 1
Oxford -10 9 £175 - 2
Cheshire +8 8 £423 +40.83% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 8 £310 +3.33% 1
Cambridge +6 8 £153 -
Nottingham +11 7 £310 +3.33% 1
Edinburgh -5 7 £115 -71.25% 2
Bristol - 7 £325 - 6
Newbury - 5 £450 -
Staffordshire - 5 £160 - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 753 (100.00%) Windows
2 450 (59.76%) Windows 7
3 350 (46.48%) Microsoft
4 336 (44.62%) Active Directory
5 244 (32.40%) MS Office
6 210 (27.89%) Windows XP
7 202 (26.83%) MS Exchange
7 202 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (17.66%) Citrix
9 131 (17.40%) MS Excel
10 127 (16.87%) VMware
11 115 (15.27%) ITIL
11 115 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 110 (14.61%) SCCM
13 96 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 86 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
15 79 (10.49%) LAN
16 73 (9.69%) DNS
17 72 (9.56%) Cisco
18 71 (9.43%) TCP/IP
19 69 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
20 66 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
20 66 (8.76%) Firewall
21 64 (8.50%) Blackberry
21 64 (8.50%) WAN
22 61 (8.10%) Finance
23 60 (7.97%) Security Cleared
24 59 (7.84%) DHCP
25 58 (7.70%) SQL Server
26 55 (7.30%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 202 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 86 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (6.64%) SharePoint
4 48 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 47 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 28 (3.72%) Lync
7 22 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.12%) IBM Notes
9 15 (1.99%) IIS
10 7 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.27%) Node.js
13 2 (0.27%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.27%) Apache
14 1 (0.13%) CMS
14 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 244 (32.40%) MS Office
2 131 (17.40%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.40%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.58%) Office 365
2 15 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.93%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.80%) SaaS
5 5 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.40%) GitHub
7 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.49%) LAN
2 73 (9.69%) DNS
3 71 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 66 (8.76%) Firewall
5 64 (8.50%) WAN
6 59 (7.84%) DHCP
7 48 (6.37%) VPN
8 38 (5.05%) SAN
9 35 (4.65%) Internet
10 22 (2.92%) VoIP
11 19 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (2.12%) Wireless
12 16 (2.12%) NAS
13 11 (1.46%) MPLS
14 10 (1.33%) VLAN
15 8 (1.06%) Broadband
16 7 (0.93%) DSL
17 6 (0.80%) IP Telephony
17 6 (0.80%) BIG-IP
17 6 (0.80%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.53%) MySQL
8 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.27%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.27%) DataStage
9 2 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (3.19%) MSI
2 19 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.99%) InstallShield
4 11 (1.46%) Subversion
5 9 (1.20%) JIRA
6 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.40%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.40%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.13%) GCC
General
1 61 (8.10%) Finance
2 18 (2.39%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.59%) Banking
4 10 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.20%) Advertising
6 8 (1.06%) Legal
7 6 (0.80%) French Language
7 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.66%) Law
8 5 (0.66%) Publishing
9 4 (0.53%) Retail
9 4 (0.53%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Games
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 164 (21.78%) Analyst
2 135 (17.93%) Support Engineer
3 88 (11.69%) Support Analyst
4 81 (10.76%) Desktop Support
5 66 (8.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 65 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 58 (7.70%) Developer
8 54 (7.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 48 (6.37%) 1st Line Support
10 44 (5.84%) IT Support
11 41 (5.44%) Service Analyst
12 40 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 37 (4.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 31 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 26 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 26 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
16 20 (2.66%) Consultant
16 20 (2.66%) Architect
16 20 (2.66%) Mobile Developer
17 19 (2.52%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.72%) .NET
1 28 (3.72%) Application Packaging
2 11 (1.46%) WCF
2 11 (1.46%) WPF
2 11 (1.46%) HTML
2 11 (1.46%) Web Services
3 9 (1.20%) CSS
4 8 (1.06%) HTML5
5 7 (0.93%) Silverlight
6 6 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.66%) XML
8 4 (0.53%) WinForms
8 4 (0.53%) CSS3
9 3 (0.40%) REST
9 3 (0.40%) XNA
9 3 (0.40%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.40%) WinRT
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.50%) Blackberry
2 37 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.79%) Fat Client
4 21 (2.79%) Thin Client
5 20 (2.66%) iPhone
6 13 (1.73%) iPad
7 11 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.33%) FMCG
9 8 (1.06%) Pocket PC
9 8 (1.06%) Replication
9 8 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.80%) Open Source
11 6 (0.80%) NHS
11 6 (0.80%) PKI
12 3 (0.40%) Clustering
12 3 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 753 (100.00%) Windows
2 450 (59.76%) Windows 7
3 210 (27.89%) Windows XP
4 202 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 115 (15.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (6.77%) Windows Vista
8 41 (5.44%) Mac OS X
9 32 (4.25%) Apple iOS
10 29 (3.85%) Windows Phone
11 27 (3.59%) Android
12 26 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
13 25 (3.32%) Linux
14 15 (1.99%) UNIX
15 13 (1.73%) Windows Phone 8
16 12 (1.59%) Mac OS
17 10 (1.33%) Windows CE
18 7 (0.93%) Solaris
18 7 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (15.27%) ITIL
2 47 (6.24%) Migration
3 29 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (2.79%) Service Management
5 20 (2.66%) Problem Management
6 18 (2.39%) Service Delivery
7 16 (2.12%) Incident Management
8 14 (1.86%) Test Scripting
8 14 (1.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (1.73%) Asset Management
9 13 (1.73%) Mobile Application Development
10 12 (1.59%) Scrum
10 12 (1.59%) Project Management
11 11 (1.46%) Time Management
12 10 (1.33%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (1.33%) Line Management
12 10 (1.33%) CRM
12 10 (1.33%) PRINCE2
12 10 (1.33%) Change Management
13 9 (1.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.30%) SQL
2 53 (7.04%) C#
3 43 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.99%) VBScript
5 13 (1.73%) C++
6 11 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.20%) VB
8 8 (1.06%) XAML
8 8 (1.06%) Embedded C++
9 6 (0.80%) VBA
10 5 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.53%) Perl
11 4 (0.53%) PHP
12 3 (0.40%) Java
13 2 (0.27%) C
14 1 (0.13%) Python
14 1 (0.13%) VB6
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (7.97%) Security Cleared
3 48 (6.37%) MCSE
4 44 (5.84%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.98%) MCP
6 18 (2.39%) Degree
7 15 (1.99%) MCITP
8 14 (1.86%) CCNA
8 14 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.73%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.46%) MCSA
10 11 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.93%) MCTS
14 6 (0.80%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.27%) MCDST
16 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.12%) SLA
2 11 (1.46%) QA
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 336 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.91%) XenApp
4 33 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (3.05%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (1.06%) vSphere
9 8 (1.06%) XenServer
9 8 (1.06%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.93%) Xen
11 4 (0.53%) NLBS
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.27%) UAG
13 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.13%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 110 (14.61%) SCCM
2 34 (4.52%) Backup Exec
3 21 (2.79%) WSUS
4 18 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (1.99%) SCOM
6 9 (1.20%) DameWare
6 9 (1.20%) OVSD
7 7 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.80%) AppDNA
8 6 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.53%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.40%) SCSM
11 3 (0.40%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.13%) PureDisk
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Intune
13 1 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 350 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 133 (17.66%) Citrix
3 127 (16.87%) VMware
4 72 (9.56%) Cisco
5 42 (5.58%) HP
6 39 (5.18%) Symantec
7 37 (4.91%) Dell
8 33 (4.38%) Apple
9 16 (2.12%) Lotus
9 16 (2.12%) SAP
9 16 (2.12%) Oracle
10 15 (1.99%) CheckPoint
11 13 (1.73%) Veeam
12 10 (1.33%) Bloomberg
12 10 (1.33%) Sophos
13 9 (1.20%) Avaya
13 9 (1.20%) LANDesk
13 9 (1.20%) Google
14 8 (1.06%) Business Objects
15 7 (0.93%) Reuters
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