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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 342 310 324
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 355 401 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.71% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 3.19% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 209 167
Average daily rate £200 £225 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 71 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.77 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £28.10 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.94%

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
12523 12589 12121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.19% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7817 7178 6805
Average daily rate £387 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.25% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 1025 1048
Average hourly rate £16.76 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 335 £204 -9.44% 125
London -32 138 £300 +33.33% 38
South East -23 51 £150 -48.27% 32
East of England +34 44 £163 +16.07% 12
South West -6 28 £325 +116.66% 11
North West -12 27 £188 -16.66% 8
West Midlands -12 18 £233 +78.84% 12
East Midlands +4 17 £180 -24.60% 2
Bristol +11 16 £325 +195.45% 3
City of London +25 15 £300 +16.50% 7
Essex +19 15 £150 - 4
Manchester +3 14 £188 +25.00% 5
Berkshire -6 13 £145 -58.57% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 12 £118 +12.98% 2
Colchester - 11 - - 3
Hampshire -4 10 £128 -56.03% 8
Derbyshire +12 9 £110 -38.02%
Oxfordshire +6 9 £238 +17.28% 4
Cheshire -3 9 £118 -71.34% 2
Cambridge +2 8 - - 2
Surrey -7 8 £310 -15.06% 4
Hertfordshire +13 7 £158 -28.40% 4
Birmingham +9 7 £180 - 8
Wales +6 7 £500 +222.58% 1
South Wales -5 7 £500 +222.58% 1
Reading -10 7 £145 -61.33% 2
North East -24 7 £250 +117.39% 2
Scotland -40 7 £110 -37.14% 6
Derby +7 6 £110 -38.02%
Yorkshire -5 6 £145 +3.57% 8

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 676 (100.00%) Windows
2 481 (71.15%) Windows 7
3 440 (65.09%) Active Directory
4 329 (48.67%) Microsoft
5 299 (44.23%) MS Office
6 169 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 156 (23.08%) Citrix
8 153 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 144 (21.30%) MS Excel
10 139 (20.56%) Windows XP
11 132 (19.53%) ITIL
12 128 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 122 (18.05%) MS Exchange
14 121 (17.90%) SCCM
15 115 (17.01%) VMware
16 109 (16.12%) Windows 10
17 85 (12.57%) Office 365
18 70 (10.36%) Apple iOS
19 69 (10.21%) SLA
20 68 (10.06%) Cisco
21 67 (9.91%) Firewall
21 67 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
22 66 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
23 64 (9.47%) Finance
23 64 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
24 60 (8.88%) DNS
25 56 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
26 54 (7.99%) Blackberry
27 53 (7.84%) TCP/IP
27 53 (7.84%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 122 (18.05%) MS Exchange
2 64 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 42 (6.21%) IBM Notes
4 42 (6.21%) Skype for Business
5 40 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 36 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.18%) IIS
11 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.74%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.44%) 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 (44.23%) MS Office
2 144 (21.30%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 85 (12.57%) Office 365
2 14 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.92%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.18%) SaaS
5 6 (0.89%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.74%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.44%) IaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.30%) Yammer
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.91%) Firewall
2 60 (8.88%) DNS
3 53 (7.84%) TCP/IP
4 50 (7.40%) VPN
5 47 (6.95%) DHCP
6 31 (4.59%) LAN
7 28 (4.14%) Internet
8 23 (3.40%) WAN
9 22 (3.25%) Wireless
10 21 (3.11%) SAN
11 15 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (1.92%) Intranet
12 13 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (1.92%) VoIP
13 12 (1.78%) SSL
13 12 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.63%) Network Security
14 11 (1.63%) Skype
15 9 (1.33%) SMTP
16 8 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.30%) MS Access
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Grunt
1 7 (1.04%) gulp
1 7 (1.04%) MSI
1 7 (1.04%) webpack
2 3 (0.44%) Yeoman
3 2 (0.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (9.47%) Finance
2 23 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.25%) Legal
4 20 (2.96%) Banking
5 16 (2.37%) Law
6 12 (1.78%) Back Office
7 8 (1.18%) Advertising
7 8 (1.18%) Marketing
8 6 (0.89%) Front Office
8 6 (0.89%) Retail
9 5 (0.74%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.74%) Games
9 5 (0.74%) German Language
9 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.59%) French Language
10 4 (0.59%) Local Government
11 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (30.77%) Analyst
2 139 (20.56%) Support Engineer
3 121 (17.90%) Desktop Support
4 92 (13.61%) Desktop Engineer
5 89 (13.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 88 (13.02%) Service Analyst
6 88 (13.02%) Support Analyst
7 83 (12.28%) IT Support
8 80 (11.83%) Service Desk Analyst
9 67 (9.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 49 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
11 45 (6.66%) IT Analyst
12 44 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
13 42 (6.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 41 (6.07%) Help Desk Analyst
15 39 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
16 38 (5.62%) Windows Support Analyst
17 35 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 35 (5.18%) Active Directory Support
18 34 (5.03%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.78%) HTML
1 12 (1.78%) HTML5
2 9 (1.33%) CSS
3 8 (1.18%) CSS3
4 7 (1.04%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.04%) Apache Cordova
4 7 (1.04%) Backbone.js
4 7 (1.04%) Ember.js
4 7 (1.04%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (1.04%) LESS
4 7 (1.04%) React
4 7 (1.04%) Sass
5 4 (0.59%) jQuery
5 4 (0.59%) SAPUI5
6 3 (0.44%) .NET
6 3 (0.44%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.44%) JSON
7 2 (0.30%) Dalvik
7 2 (0.30%) REST
7 2 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.99%) Blackberry
2 23 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.96%) Fat Client
3 20 (2.96%) Thin Client
4 19 (2.81%) Driving Licence
4 19 (2.81%) iPhone
5 12 (1.78%) iPad
5 12 (1.78%) NHS
6 11 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.18%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.89%) PKI
9 6 (0.89%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.89%) User Experience
10 5 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (0.74%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 676 (100.00%) Windows
2 481 (71.15%) Windows 7
3 169 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 153 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 139 (20.56%) Windows XP
6 128 (18.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 109 (16.12%) Windows 10
8 70 (10.36%) Apple iOS
9 56 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (7.84%) Android
11 52 (7.69%) Linux
12 50 (7.40%) Mac OS X
13 28 (4.14%) Windows Vista
14 22 (3.25%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.78%) Unix
16 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.89%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.89%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.53%) ITIL
2 51 (7.54%) Migration
3 37 (5.47%) Incident Management
4 34 (5.03%) Service Delivery
5 22 (3.25%) Service Management
6 19 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (2.22%) Information Security
7 15 (2.22%) ITSM
7 15 (2.22%) Software Deployment
8 14 (2.07%) Project Management
9 13 (1.92%) Asset Management
9 13 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (1.92%) Problem Management
10 12 (1.78%) PRINCE2
10 12 (1.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (1.63%) Change Management
11 11 (1.63%) CRM
11 11 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.84%) PowerShell
2 28 (4.14%) SQL
3 20 (2.96%) VBScript
4 16 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.78%) C
6 7 (1.04%) C#
6 7 (1.04%) TypeScript
7 4 (0.59%) ABAP
7 4 (0.59%) Java
8 3 (0.44%) C++
8 3 (0.44%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.44%) VB
8 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.30%) VBA
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%) XAML
Qualifications
1 66 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.85%) Degree
5 23 (3.40%) MCITP
6 21 (3.11%) MCSE
7 16 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.22%) MCP
9 13 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.78%) CCNA
10 12 (1.78%) MCSA
11 9 (1.33%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (1.04%) MCTS
14 6 (0.89%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.74%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.74%) CISSP
15 5 (0.74%) SANS
15 5 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (10.21%) SLA
2 16 (2.37%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.30%) GPG13
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 440 (65.09%) Active Directory
2 67 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.03%) XenApp
5 27 (3.99%) XenDesktop
6 25 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.92%) BitLocker
7 13 (1.92%) vSphere
8 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.59%) NFS
10 4 (0.59%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.59%) vCloud
11 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.44%) XenServer
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.15%) SRDF
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 121 (17.90%) SCCM
2 14 (2.07%) SCOM
3 12 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.18%) WSUS
5 7 (1.04%) DameWare
6 6 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.74%) EMC VPLEX
8 4 (0.59%) Casper Suite
8 4 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.44%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.30%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 329 (48.67%) Microsoft
2 156 (23.08%) Citrix
3 115 (17.01%) VMware
4 68 (10.06%) Cisco
5 43 (6.36%) HP
6 42 (6.21%) Lotus
7 39 (5.77%) Apple
8 29 (4.29%) Juniper
9 22 (3.25%) Intel Security
10 21 (3.11%) CheckPoint
11 20 (2.96%) Dell
12 15 (2.22%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.07%) AppSense
13 14 (2.07%) Google
14 12 (1.78%) Symantec
15 11 (1.63%) Wyse
16 10 (1.48%) LANDesk
17 9 (1.33%) Adobe
17 9 (1.33%) Remedy
17 9 (1.33%) Xerox
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