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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 366 340 286
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 319 364 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.66% 2.98% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 181 205
Median daily rate £189 £190 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £188 £238
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 80 61
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.50 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%

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
11993 12196 12422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.28% 21.37% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7615 7242 7042
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 931 1051
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -18 300 £200 +5.26% 84
London -16 118 £200 +5.26% 18
South East -16 51 £191 -17.62% 24
East of England +34 36 £150 -50.00% 9
West Midlands -11 35 £400 +81.81% 8
North West -5 26 £188 -11.76% 12
Essex +13 20 £265 -18.46% 5
Colchester +1 18 £425 -
City of London +28 16 £413 +129.58% 3
South West -8 16 £300 +100.00% 4
Surrey -7 13 £175 -48.97% 3
Birmingham -12 12 £400 +166.66% 4
Wales +27 11 £93 - 1
Cheshire +12 11 £215 +32.30% 5
Oxfordshire -5 11 £475 +272.54% 2
Hampshire +2 10 £575 +55.93% 6
Manchester -14 10 £181 -61.84% 7
South Wales +18 9 £93 - 1
Warwickshire +6 9 £126 - 1
Bristol -1 8 £300 +81.81% 3
Berkshire -19 8 £115 -31.34% 5
Cambridgeshire +21 7 £90 - 1
Tyne and Wear -29 7 - -
North East -32 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 7 - -
Chester - 7 - -
Cambridge +19 6 - - 1
Scotland +1 6 £100 -30.43% 1
Warwick 0 6 - -
East Midlands -7 6 £160 -28.88% 3

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (72.70%) Windows 7
3 455 (67.51%) Active Directory
4 350 (51.93%) Microsoft
5 309 (45.85%) MS Office
6 184 (27.30%) Windows 10
7 169 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 168 (24.93%) Windows Server
9 166 (24.63%) MS Excel
10 157 (23.29%) Citrix
11 138 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 125 (18.55%) SCCM
13 124 (18.40%) Windows XP
14 119 (17.66%) ITIL
15 113 (16.77%) VMware
16 103 (15.28%) Office 365
17 96 (14.24%) MS Exchange
18 77 (11.42%) SLA
19 73 (10.83%) Security Cleared
20 67 (9.94%) Cisco
21 66 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 64 (9.50%) PowerShell
22 64 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 63 (9.35%) Firewall
24 58 (8.61%) Linux
25 57 (8.46%) DNS
26 55 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
27 53 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
28 52 (7.72%) XenApp
28 52 (7.72%) DHCP

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 96 (14.24%) MS Exchange
2 53 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (6.68%) SharePoint
4 42 (6.23%) Skype for Business
5 36 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (4.75%) IBM Notes
7 22 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.08%) IIS
10 13 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.74%) Apache
14 4 (0.59%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.45%) Documentum
15 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.45%) Zimbra
16 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 309 (45.85%) MS Office
2 166 (24.63%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 103 (15.28%) Office 365
2 25 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.67%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.19%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.74%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.30%) IaaS
6 2 (0.30%) PaaS
6 2 (0.30%) SaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.35%) Firewall
2 57 (8.46%) DNS
3 52 (7.72%) DHCP
4 51 (7.57%) TCP/IP
5 44 (6.53%) LAN
6 43 (6.38%) VPN
7 41 (6.08%) WAN
8 36 (5.34%) Internet
9 27 (4.01%) SAN
10 20 (2.97%) Wireless
11 18 (2.67%) VoIP
12 15 (2.23%) Intranet
12 15 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (2.08%) Network Security
13 14 (2.08%) SSL
14 13 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (1.78%) IPv4
16 11 (1.63%) Skype
17 10 (1.48%) IPsec
18 7 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.59%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.45%) MySQL
9 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 7 (1.04%) MSI
2 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.30%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.15%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) YourKit
General
1 47 (6.97%) Finance
2 16 (2.37%) Legal
3 13 (1.93%) Banking
4 11 (1.63%) Retail
5 9 (1.34%) French Language
5 9 (1.34%) Publishing
5 9 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.04%) Advertising
6 7 (1.04%) Back Office
6 7 (1.04%) German Language
6 7 (1.04%) Law
7 6 (0.89%) Dutch Language
7 6 (0.89%) Marketing
8 5 (0.74%) Games
8 5 (0.74%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.45%) Front Office
10 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 220 (32.64%) Analyst
2 144 (21.36%) Support Engineer
3 109 (16.17%) Support Analyst
4 98 (14.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 98 (14.54%) Desktop Support
5 95 (14.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 85 (12.61%) IT Support
7 81 (12.02%) Service Analyst
8 77 (11.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 71 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 55 (8.16%) Help Desk Analyst
11 54 (8.01%) Windows Engineer
12 53 (7.86%) IT Analyst
13 51 (7.57%) Help Desk Support
14 47 (6.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 47 (6.97%) Windows Support Analyst
15 41 (6.08%) Active Directory Support
16 40 (5.93%) 1st Line Support
16 40 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 39 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.37%) HTML
2 13 (1.93%) HTML5
3 11 (1.63%) CSS
4 8 (1.19%) WinForms
5 7 (1.04%) .NET
6 6 (0.89%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.59%) SAPUI5
8 3 (0.45%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.45%) JSON
8 3 (0.45%) WPF
9 2 (0.30%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.30%) Dalvik
9 2 (0.30%) REST
9 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.30%) Web Services
9 2 (0.30%) XSLT
10 1 (0.15%) Akka
10 1 (0.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (0.15%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.49%) Blackberry
2 30 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.41%) Smartphone
4 21 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.23%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.93%) PKI
8 12 (1.78%) iPhone
9 11 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.48%) iPad
11 9 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.34%) User Experience
11 9 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.89%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.89%) Replication
13 5 (0.74%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (72.70%) Windows 7
3 184 (27.30%) Windows 10
4 169 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 168 (24.93%) Windows Server
6 138 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 124 (18.40%) Windows XP
8 58 (8.61%) Linux
9 55 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (5.93%) Android
11 39 (5.79%) Apple iOS
12 33 (4.90%) Mac OS X
12 33 (4.90%) Windows Vista
13 28 (4.15%) Mac OS
14 21 (3.12%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.48%) Unix
16 7 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.89%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (17.66%) ITIL
2 50 (7.42%) Migration
3 45 (6.68%) Incident Management
4 29 (4.30%) Service Delivery
5 25 (3.71%) Information Security
6 24 (3.56%) Service Management
7 22 (3.26%) Project Management
8 20 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (2.37%) Change Management
11 15 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (2.23%) Problem Management
11 15 (2.23%) Software Deployment
12 13 (1.93%) CRM
12 13 (1.93%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (1.78%) ITSM
13 12 (1.78%) PRINCE2
14 10 (1.48%) Asset Management
14 10 (1.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 10 (1.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.50%) PowerShell
2 25 (3.71%) VBScript
3 20 (2.97%) SQL
4 15 (2.23%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.63%) C
5 11 (1.63%) XAML
6 10 (1.48%) C#
7 8 (1.19%) ECMAScript
7 8 (1.19%) Java
7 8 (1.19%) TypeScript
7 8 (1.19%) VB
8 6 (0.89%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.89%) Python
9 4 (0.59%) ABAP
9 4 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.45%) C++
10 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.45%) PHP
11 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 64 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 35 (5.19%) MCSE
5 26 (3.86%) Degree
6 25 (3.71%) MCSA
7 19 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.67%) MCP
9 12 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.78%) MCTS
9 12 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.63%) CCNP
11 10 (1.48%) CCNA
11 10 (1.48%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.48%) MCITP
12 9 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (1.19%) CCA
14 6 (0.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (11.42%) SLA
2 12 (1.78%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.89%) GPG13
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 455 (67.51%) Active Directory
2 66 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.72%) XenApp
4 45 (6.68%) Hyper-V
5 32 (4.75%) XenDesktop
6 26 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (3.56%) BitLocker
8 15 (2.23%) vSphere
9 8 (1.19%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.89%) Xen
12 5 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.59%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.45%) XenServer
15 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.15%) Samba
15 1 (0.15%) SRDF
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 125 (18.55%) SCCM
2 23 (3.41%) SCOM
3 17 (2.52%) WSUS
4 16 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (1.04%) DameWare
7 6 (0.89%) ArcSight ESM
7 6 (0.89%) Casper Suite
7 6 (0.89%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 350 (51.93%) Microsoft
2 157 (23.29%) Citrix
3 113 (16.77%) VMware
4 67 (9.94%) Cisco
5 49 (7.27%) Apple
6 39 (5.79%) HP
7 32 (4.75%) Lotus
8 28 (4.15%) Intel Security
9 27 (4.01%) Dell
10 26 (3.86%) Juniper
11 24 (3.56%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.26%) Google
13 21 (3.12%) Oracle
13 21 (3.12%) Symantec
14 15 (2.23%) SolarWinds
14 15 (2.23%) Wyse
15 14 (2.08%) AppSense
16 11 (1.63%) Adobe
17 10 (1.48%) Remedy
18 9 (1.34%) Sophos
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