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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 280 326 426
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +100
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 373 263 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.52% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.21% 2.35% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 115 47
Average daily rate
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£200 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £8.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%

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
11609 11206 9778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 22.08% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6693 6068 5159
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1049 1031
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 +40 340 £213 -24.37% 151
London +71 153 £203 -42.14% 49
South East -12 68 £250 +5.26% 29
South West +13 37 £150 -24.05% 15
City of London +19 22 £225 -17.43% 8
Scotland +13 22 £115 -42.50% 3
Hampshire -16 22 £290 +31.81% 7
Berkshire -2 19 £375 +57.89% 4
North West -22 19 £538 +39.15% 16
East Midlands +3 17 £450 +100.00% 5
East of England -3 17 £162 -56.80% 10
West Midlands +3 15 £130 -57.37% 9
Reading +6 12 £400 +60.80% 3
Dorset - 11 £450 - 2
Twickenham - 10 - -
Devon - 9 £300 - 3
Basingstoke 0 8 £290 - 2
Lancashire -11 8 £400 +185.71%
Oxfordshire -14 8 £210 +90.90% 1
Cornwall - 8 £150 - 2
Cambridgeshire +3 7 £104 -72.98% 1
Surrey 0 7 £219 - 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £143 -
Yorkshire -9 6 £115 -41.02% 14
Hertfordshire - 6 £220 - 6
Edinburgh -2 5 £115 -28.12%
North East -3 5 £158 -34.37% 3
Oxford -15 5 £323 +193.18%
Bracknell +6 4 - - 1
Cheshire 0 4 - - 6

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 712 (100.00%) Windows
2 448 (62.92%) Windows 7
3 370 (51.97%) Active Directory
4 323 (45.37%) Microsoft
5 219 (30.76%) MS Office
6 199 (27.95%) Windows XP
6 199 (27.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 154 (21.63%) MS Exchange
7 154 (21.63%) Citrix
8 141 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 139 (19.52%) ITIL
10 137 (19.24%) MS Excel
11 133 (18.68%) VMware
12 129 (18.12%) SCCM
13 101 (14.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 87 (12.22%) Security Cleared
15 81 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (11.24%) TCP/IP
17 73 (10.25%) Cisco
18 71 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2010
19 70 (9.83%) DNS
20 67 (9.41%) SQL
20 67 (9.41%) Migration
21 66 (9.27%) Firewall
21 66 (9.27%) LAN
22 61 (8.57%) DHCP
22 61 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
22 61 (8.57%) SC Cleared
23 58 (8.15%) VPN
23 58 (8.15%) Finance

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 154 (21.63%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (6.18%) SharePoint
4 37 (5.20%) Lync
5 35 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 34 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (3.51%) IBM Notes
8 21 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (2.67%) IIS
9 19 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.40%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.56%) Apache
13 3 (0.42%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.14%) nginx
15 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 219 (30.76%) MS Office
2 137 (19.24%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) assyst
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.06%) Office 365
2 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.98%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.42%) IaaS
4 3 (0.42%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
6 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 80 (11.24%) TCP/IP
2 70 (9.83%) DNS
3 66 (9.27%) LAN
3 66 (9.27%) Firewall
4 61 (8.57%) DHCP
5 58 (8.15%) VPN
6 50 (7.02%) WAN
7 33 (4.63%) Internet
8 26 (3.65%) SAN
9 25 (3.51%) VoIP
10 21 (2.95%) Wireless
11 17 (2.39%) VLAN
12 14 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.83%) NAS
14 11 (1.54%) Broadband
15 10 (1.40%) ADSL
16 9 (1.26%) Network Security
17 7 (0.98%) FTP
17 7 (0.98%) Intranet
17 7 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (1.97%) MySQL
3 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.98%) FileMaker
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.28%) EDMS
6 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.28%) MS Access
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.14%) SQLite
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.39%) MSI
3 8 (1.12%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.12%) Subversion
4 7 (0.98%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.70%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 58 (8.15%) Finance
2 15 (2.11%) Law
3 14 (1.97%) Legal
3 14 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.40%) Banking
4 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.40%) Back Office
4 10 (1.40%) French Language
5 7 (0.98%) Advertising
6 6 (0.84%) Marketing
7 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.56%) Retail
8 3 (0.42%) Local Government
8 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.28%) Electronics
9 2 (0.28%) Publishing
9 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 149 (20.93%) Analyst
2 126 (17.70%) Support Engineer
3 101 (14.19%) Desktop Support
4 89 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 74 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 67 (9.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 48 (6.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 46 (6.46%) 1st Line Support
8 46 (6.46%) IT Support
9 43 (6.04%) Service Analyst
9 43 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 36 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.51%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.09%) Support Technician
14 21 (2.95%) Developer
14 21 (2.95%) Desktop Analyst
14 21 (2.95%) Deployment Engineer
15 20 (2.81%) Architect
16 19 (2.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.81%) .NET
2 18 (2.53%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.12%) HTML
4 6 (0.84%) CSS
5 5 (0.70%) SOAP
5 5 (0.70%) Web Services
5 5 (0.70%) WPF
6 4 (0.56%) Silverlight
6 4 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.56%) REST
6 4 (0.56%) XML
6 4 (0.56%) WinForms
6 4 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.42%) Flash
7 3 (0.42%) LINQ
7 3 (0.42%) jQuery
8 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.28%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.32%) Blackberry
2 42 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.95%) iPhone
4 18 (2.53%) Fat Client
4 18 (2.53%) iPad
4 18 (2.53%) Thin Client
5 16 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.97%) FMCG
7 12 (1.69%) NHS
8 11 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.40%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.12%) Replication
10 8 (1.12%) Open Source
10 8 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.98%) User Experience
12 6 (0.84%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.84%) PKI
13 4 (0.56%) SecurID
13 4 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 712 (100.00%) Windows
2 448 (62.92%) Windows 7
3 199 (27.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 199 (27.95%) Windows XP
4 141 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (14.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (7.02%) Linux
7 37 (5.20%) Windows Vista
7 37 (5.20%) Android
8 32 (4.49%) Mac OS X
9 28 (3.93%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.53%) UNIX
11 14 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.69%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.26%) Solaris
13 9 (1.26%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (0.98%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (19.52%) ITIL
2 67 (9.41%) Migration
3 31 (4.35%) Project Management
3 31 (4.35%) Service Management
4 28 (3.93%) Service Delivery
4 28 (3.93%) Change Management
5 25 (3.51%) Problem Management
6 17 (2.39%) Incident Management
6 17 (2.39%) PRINCE2
7 14 (1.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (1.40%) Software Engineering
8 10 (1.40%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (1.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (1.40%) Line Management
8 10 (1.40%) Coaching
9 9 (1.26%) Configuration Management
10 8 (1.12%) Performance Management
10 8 (1.12%) ITIL V3
11 7 (0.98%) Software Distribution
11 7 (0.98%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (9.41%) SQL
2 44 (6.18%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.23%) C#
4 20 (2.81%) VBScript
5 19 (2.67%) VB
6 13 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.54%) C++
8 10 (1.40%) Perl
9 9 (1.26%) C
10 7 (0.98%) Java
10 7 (0.98%) VBA
11 6 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.56%) Python
13 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.42%) XAML
14 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.14%) C-shell
15 1 (0.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 87 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 61 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 61 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (5.62%) MCSE
4 29 (4.07%) Degree
5 26 (3.65%) MCP
6 25 (3.51%) CCNA
6 25 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.95%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.25%) VCP4
9 14 (1.97%) MCITP
9 14 (1.97%) MCSA
10 12 (1.69%) MCTS
11 10 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.12%) RHCSA
14 7 (0.98%) RHCE
14 7 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.98%) RHCA
14 7 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.88%) SLA
2 5 (0.70%) COBIT
3 2 (0.28%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 370 (51.97%) Active Directory
2 81 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.78%) XenApp
5 28 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.39%) vSphere
8 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.98%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.56%) XenServer
10 4 (0.56%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.56%) KVM
11 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 129 (18.12%) SCCM
2 23 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 18 (2.53%) WSUS
4 14 (1.97%) SCOM
4 14 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.40%) OVSD
7 7 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.42%) SCSM
9 3 (0.42%) Nessus
10 2 (0.28%) DameWare
10 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.28%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.14%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
11 1 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 323 (45.37%) Microsoft
2 154 (21.63%) Citrix
3 133 (18.68%) VMware
4 73 (10.25%) Cisco
5 47 (6.60%) Apple
6 34 (4.78%) Symantec
7 25 (3.51%) Lotus
7 25 (3.51%) Oracle
8 22 (3.09%) HP
9 19 (2.67%) Dell
9 19 (2.67%) Bloomberg
10 18 (2.53%) McAfee
11 17 (2.39%) Adobe
12 16 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.11%) Reuters
14 14 (1.97%) Google
14 14 (1.97%) Veeam
15 13 (1.83%) Remedy
15 13 (1.83%) SAP
16 12 (1.69%) Sophos
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