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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 314 334 455
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +121
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 312 229 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.48% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 2.13% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 42
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £161 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +29 289 £208 -42.75% 181
London +42 138 £205 -50.30% 57
South East 0 60 £213 -7.10% 40
South West +5 27 £143 -41.23% 17
City of London +22 22 £200 -46.66% 11
Hampshire -16 19 £275 +25.00% 11
Scotland +5 17 £100 -71.42% 6
East of England -2 17 £220 -41.33% 13
North West -13 13 £395 +7.11% 21
West Midlands +6 11 £130 -57.02% 12
Surrey +4 11 £219 - 5
East Midlands +15 10 £175 -36.36% 3
Oxfordshire -12 10 £170 +21.42% 1
Edinburgh +3 8 £115 - 5
Yorkshire -8 8 £338 +73.07% 15
Oxford -11 8 £173 +23.21%
Twickenham - 8 - - 1
Devon - 8 £250 -
Berkshire -11 7 £413 +55.66% 11
Dorset - 7 £283 - 5
Reading +4 6 £425 +32.81% 5
Manchester -6 6 - - 14
Hertfordshire - 6 £220 - 4
Essex +10 5 - - 5
Glasgow -1 5 £85 -75.71% 1
Durham -9 5 £158 -58.00% 1
North East -9 5 £158 -58.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £175 -
Basingstoke +2 4 - - 3
Eastleigh - 4 £290 - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 659 (100.00%) Windows
2 403 (61.15%) Windows 7
3 325 (49.32%) Active Directory
4 311 (47.19%) Microsoft
5 211 (32.02%) MS Office
6 191 (28.98%) Windows XP
7 177 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 161 (24.43%) MS Exchange
9 132 (20.03%) MS Excel
10 125 (18.97%) ITIL
10 125 (18.97%) Citrix
11 115 (17.45%) VMware
12 114 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 99 (15.02%) SCCM
14 89 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (12.14%) Security Cleared
16 75 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 75 (11.38%) TCP/IP
17 70 (10.62%) DNS
18 69 (10.47%) Cisco
18 69 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
19 66 (10.02%) LAN
20 60 (9.10%) DHCP
20 60 (9.10%) Firewall
21 57 (8.65%) Finance
21 57 (8.65%) SQL
21 57 (8.65%) SC Cleared
22 55 (8.35%) VPN
23 53 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
24 51 (7.74%) Migration

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 161 (24.43%) MS Exchange
2 69 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (6.68%) SharePoint
4 41 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 36 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (5.01%) Lync
7 20 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (3.03%) IBM Notes
8 17 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.28%) IIS
10 10 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.61%) Apache
13 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.46%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.15%) nginx
15 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 211 (32.02%) MS Office
2 132 (20.03%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.15%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) assyst
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.10%) Office 365
2 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.06%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.76%) IaaS
5 4 (0.61%) SaaS
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.46%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (11.38%) TCP/IP
2 70 (10.62%) DNS
3 66 (10.02%) LAN
4 60 (9.10%) DHCP
4 60 (9.10%) Firewall
5 55 (8.35%) VPN
6 50 (7.59%) WAN
7 32 (4.86%) Internet
8 31 (4.70%) SAN
9 23 (3.49%) VoIP
10 21 (3.19%) Wireless
11 17 (2.58%) VLAN
12 15 (2.28%) NAS
13 13 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.37%) Broadband
15 8 (1.21%) MPLS
15 8 (1.21%) ADSL
16 7 (1.06%) FTP
17 6 (0.91%) 802.11
18 5 (0.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (1.37%) MySQL
4 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.30%) EDMS
7 2 (0.30%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.30%) DB2
7 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.30%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.15%) Redis
8 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.97%) Subversion
3 10 (1.52%) MSI
4 7 (1.06%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.91%) JIRA
6 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.46%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.46%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.30%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.15%) GCC
9 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (8.65%) Finance
2 15 (2.28%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.12%) Legal
4 13 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 13 (1.97%) Law
5 10 (1.52%) Advertising
5 10 (1.52%) Banking
5 10 (1.52%) French Language
6 5 (0.76%) Marketing
7 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.61%) Retail
8 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.46%) Back Office
9 2 (0.30%) Electronics
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
9 2 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 136 (20.64%) Analyst
2 123 (18.66%) Support Engineer
3 93 (14.11%) Desktop Support
4 81 (12.29%) Support Analyst
5 60 (9.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 57 (8.65%) Desktop Engineer
7 47 (7.13%) 1st Line Support
8 46 (6.98%) IT Support
9 40 (6.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 37 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
10 37 (5.61%) Service Analyst
11 34 (5.16%) Developer
12 31 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (3.64%) Project Manager
14 22 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.19%) Desktop Analyst
15 21 (3.19%) Support Technician
16 20 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 17 (2.58%) Rollout Engineer
18 16 (2.43%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.34%) .NET
2 13 (1.97%) Application Packaging
3 10 (1.52%) HTML
4 8 (1.21%) CSS
4 8 (1.21%) Web Services
4 8 (1.21%) WPF
5 6 (0.91%) WCF
6 5 (0.76%) WinForms
6 5 (0.76%) Silverlight
6 5 (0.76%) XML
7 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.46%) CSS3
8 3 (0.46%) LINQ
8 3 (0.46%) jQuery
8 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.46%) Flash
8 3 (0.46%) SOAP
8 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.46%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.13%) Blackberry
2 35 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.19%) iPhone
4 19 (2.88%) Fat Client
4 19 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 16 (2.43%) FMCG
5 16 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.97%) iPad
7 11 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.52%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.37%) Open Source
10 8 (1.21%) Replication
11 7 (1.06%) User Experience
12 6 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.91%) PKI
13 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.76%) Pocket PC
13 5 (0.76%) Smartcard
14 4 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 659 (100.00%) Windows
2 403 (61.15%) Windows 7
3 191 (28.98%) Windows XP
4 177 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (6.98%) Linux
8 35 (5.31%) Windows Vista
9 30 (4.55%) Mac OS X
10 26 (3.95%) Android
11 24 (3.64%) Windows Phone
12 18 (2.73%) Apple iOS
13 17 (2.58%) UNIX
14 16 (2.43%) Windows Mobile
15 14 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.82%) Windows Phone 8
17 10 (1.52%) Solaris
18 6 (0.91%) Windows CE
18 6 (0.91%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.76%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (18.97%) ITIL
2 51 (7.74%) Migration
3 27 (4.10%) Service Management
4 24 (3.64%) Service Delivery
5 23 (3.49%) Project Management
6 19 (2.88%) Change Management
7 18 (2.73%) Problem Management
7 18 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (2.58%) PRINCE2
9 16 (2.43%) Incident Management
10 14 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (1.67%) Line Management
12 9 (1.37%) ITIL V3
12 9 (1.37%) Configuration Management
13 8 (1.21%) Coaching
13 8 (1.21%) Mobile Application Development
14 7 (1.06%) Investment Management
14 7 (1.06%) ERP
14 7 (1.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (1.06%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (8.65%) SQL
2 35 (5.31%) C#
3 34 (5.16%) PowerShell
4 17 (2.58%) VB
5 15 (2.28%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.12%) VBScript
7 10 (1.52%) C++
8 8 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.21%) Perl
9 5 (0.76%) Java
9 5 (0.76%) C
9 5 (0.76%) VBA
9 5 (0.76%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.61%) XAML
10 4 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.46%) Python
11 3 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 80 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 57 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 53 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (5.16%) MCSE
5 25 (3.79%) Degree
6 24 (3.64%) MCP
7 20 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.58%) CCNA
8 17 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.52%) MCSA
11 9 (1.37%) MCITP
12 8 (1.21%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.21%) RHCSA
13 7 (1.06%) RHCA
13 7 (1.06%) MCTS
13 7 (1.06%) RHCE
14 5 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.22%) SLA
2 6 (0.91%) QA
3 5 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 325 (49.32%) Active Directory
2 75 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.40%) XenApp
4 28 (4.25%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.82%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.52%) vSphere
9 9 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.21%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.76%) XenServer
13 3 (0.46%) UAG
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.30%) Xen
14 2 (0.30%) KVM
14 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.15%) Postfix
15 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 99 (15.02%) SCCM
2 26 (3.95%) Backup Exec
3 21 (3.19%) WSUS
4 16 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (2.12%) SCOM
6 10 (1.52%) OVSD
7 5 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.46%) SCSM
9 3 (0.46%) Nessus
10 2 (0.30%) DameWare
10 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.30%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.15%) Puppet
11 1 (0.15%) PureDisk
11 1 (0.15%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 311 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 125 (18.97%) Citrix
3 115 (17.45%) VMware
4 69 (10.47%) Cisco
5 36 (5.46%) Symantec
6 35 (5.31%) Apple
7 25 (3.79%) HP
8 22 (3.34%) Oracle
9 20 (3.03%) Lotus
10 19 (2.88%) Dell
11 18 (2.73%) McAfee
12 17 (2.58%) Bloomberg
13 16 (2.43%) SAP
14 15 (2.28%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.12%) Reuters
16 13 (1.97%) Veeam
17 12 (1.82%) Sophos
18 10 (1.52%) CheckPoint
18 10 (1.52%) Adobe
18 10 (1.52%) Google
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 25000-30000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Pontypool
CPS Group
Rate: negotiable upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £20.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £80.00 - £90.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
QUANTICA
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago