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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 369 339 327
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 301 373 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 3.04% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 188 161
Median daily rate £185 £200 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 81 70
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £20.00 £24.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +6.39%

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
11126 12264 12764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.03% 21.15% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7011 7274 7409
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 960 1105
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -14 289 £185 -7.50% 99
London -3 120 £200 +11.11% 27
South East -11 53 £158 -51.53% 32
West Midlands -2 28 £400 +36.17% 1
East of England +9 27 £145 -3.33% 14
North West +14 25 £175 -36.36% 10
Essex +8 18 - - 3
Colchester +2 18 - - 1
Surrey +25 16 £159 -57.60% 6
City of London +1 15 £425 +136.11% 5
Birmingham +5 14 £400 +81.81%
South West -1 14 £180 +20.00% 5
Berkshire +9 12 £213 +23.18% 4
East Midlands -6 11 £185 -29.52% 2
Oxfordshire -26 11 £213 -43.33% 3
Manchester -1 10 £163 -56.66% 4
Hampshire +1 8 £156 -52.00% 10
Cheshire +14 7 £215 -14.00% 3
Merseyside 0 7 - - 2
North East -21 7 £150 - 1
Tyne and Wear -23 7 £150 - 1
Reading +20 6 £110 - 2
Scotland +19 6 £110 -46.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 6 £150 -
Southampton +16 5 £156 -52.00% 4
Liverpool +2 5 - - 1
Bristol -4 5 £210 -35.38% 1
Shropshire -19 5 £450 +73.91%
Telford -24 5 £450 +73.91%
Coventry - 5 £170 -

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 596 (100.00%) Windows
2 430 (72.15%) Windows 7
3 428 (71.81%) Active Directory
4 308 (51.68%) Microsoft
5 291 (48.83%) MS Office
6 185 (31.04%) Windows 10
7 165 (27.68%) Windows Server
8 164 (27.52%) MS Excel
9 151 (25.34%) Citrix
10 137 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 131 (21.98%) SCCM
12 114 (19.13%) Windows XP
12 114 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 108 (18.12%) ITIL
14 99 (16.61%) VMware
15 97 (16.28%) Office 365
16 94 (15.77%) MS Exchange
17 65 (10.91%) SLA
18 62 (10.40%) PowerShell
19 57 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
20 55 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
21 54 (9.06%) XenApp
21 54 (9.06%) Apple
22 51 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
22 51 (8.56%) DHCP
23 49 (8.22%) Cisco
23 49 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
24 48 (8.05%) DNS
25 47 (7.89%) HP
26 46 (7.72%) LAN

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 94 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 40 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 39 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (4.87%) IBM Notes
7 22 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (2.18%) IIS
10 11 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.84%) Documentum
13 4 (0.67%) Apache
13 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.17%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 291 (48.83%) MS Office
2 164 (27.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (16.28%) Office 365
2 22 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.01%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.34%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.67%) IaaS
5 4 (0.67%) PaaS
5 4 (0.67%) SaaS
6 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.56%) DHCP
2 48 (8.05%) DNS
3 46 (7.72%) LAN
4 40 (6.71%) Firewall
4 40 (6.71%) WAN
5 39 (6.54%) Internet
5 39 (6.54%) TCP/IP
6 32 (5.37%) VPN
7 24 (4.03%) SAN
8 17 (2.85%) Skype
9 15 (2.52%) VoIP
10 14 (2.35%) Intranet
11 13 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.68%) Wireless
13 9 (1.51%) IPv4
13 9 (1.51%) SSL
14 7 (1.17%) IPsec
14 7 (1.17%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.84%) MySQL
6 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.34%) SSDT
7 2 (0.34%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Axure RP
2 4 (0.67%) MSI
3 3 (0.50%) Subversion
4 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.34%) JIRA
4 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.34%) NuGet
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.17%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.17%) YourKit
General
1 32 (5.37%) Finance
2 11 (1.85%) Banking
2 11 (1.85%) Retail
3 10 (1.68%) Publishing
4 9 (1.51%) French Language
5 7 (1.17%) German Language
5 7 (1.17%) Legal
6 6 (1.01%) Dutch Language
7 5 (0.84%) Back Office
7 5 (0.84%) Italian Language
7 5 (0.84%) Marketing
8 4 (0.67%) Advertising
8 4 (0.67%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.67%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.50%) Billing
9 3 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 218 (36.58%) Analyst
2 137 (22.99%) Support Engineer
3 105 (17.62%) Support Analyst
4 98 (16.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 87 (14.60%) Service Analyst
6 83 (13.93%) Desktop Support
6 83 (13.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 74 (12.42%) Desktop Engineer
8 69 (11.58%) IT Support
9 61 (10.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 61 (10.23%) Help Desk Analyst
10 52 (8.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 51 (8.56%) Help Desk Support
12 48 (8.05%) IT Analyst
13 46 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 45 (7.55%) Windows Support Analyst
15 43 (7.21%) Active Directory Support
16 42 (7.05%) Help Desk Support Analyst
16 42 (7.05%) Windows Engineer
17 39 (6.54%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.52%) HTML
2 14 (2.35%) CSS
3 13 (2.18%) .NET
4 9 (1.51%) HTML5
5 8 (1.34%) WinForms
6 6 (1.01%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (0.84%) WPF
7 5 (0.84%) XSLT
7 5 (0.84%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.17%) Akka
9 1 (0.17%) CSS3
9 1 (0.17%) EDI
9 1 (0.17%) Guava
9 1 (0.17%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.17%) QML
9 1 (0.17%) Qt
9 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.71%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.20%) Smartphone
3 23 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.69%) iPhone
5 20 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.85%) PKI
10 10 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.01%) BYOD
13 6 (1.01%) Device Driver
13 6 (1.01%) iPad
13 6 (1.01%) User Experience
14 5 (0.84%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 596 (100.00%) Windows
2 430 (72.15%) Windows 7
3 185 (31.04%) Windows 10
4 165 (27.68%) Windows Server
5 137 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (19.13%) Windows XP
7 51 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (7.38%) Linux
9 40 (6.71%) Android
10 34 (5.70%) Apple iOS
11 28 (4.70%) Mac OS X
12 26 (4.36%) Windows Vista
13 24 (4.03%) Mac OS
14 17 (2.85%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.68%) Windows 2000
16 7 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.67%) Unix
18 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (18.12%) ITIL
2 46 (7.72%) Incident Management
3 37 (6.21%) Migration
4 29 (4.87%) Service Management
5 23 (3.86%) Project Management
5 23 (3.86%) Service Delivery
6 21 (3.52%) Information Security
6 21 (3.52%) Software Deployment
7 18 (3.02%) Problem Management
8 17 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (2.52%) Change Management
9 15 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
10 13 (2.18%) ITSM
11 12 (2.01%) Time Management
12 11 (1.85%) CRM
12 11 (1.85%) Patch Management
13 10 (1.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (1.68%) Network Management
14 9 (1.51%) Change Control
14 9 (1.51%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.40%) PowerShell
2 23 (3.86%) SQL
3 19 (3.19%) VBScript
4 13 (2.18%) XAML
5 12 (2.01%) C#
5 12 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.68%) VB
7 8 (1.34%) C
7 8 (1.34%) ECMAScript
7 8 (1.34%) Python
7 8 (1.34%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.01%) Java
9 5 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.67%) PHP
11 3 (0.50%) C++
11 3 (0.50%) VBA
12 2 (0.34%) Delphi
12 2 (0.34%) Pascal
12 2 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.70%) MCSE
4 24 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.52%) Degree
6 20 (3.36%) MCSA
7 16 (2.68%) MCP
8 15 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.85%) CCNP
9 11 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.51%) MCTS
11 8 (1.34%) CCA
11 8 (1.34%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.17%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.01%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.01%) CISSP
13 6 (1.01%) MCITP
13 6 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (10.91%) SLA
2 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.01%) GPG13
3 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.50%) QA
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 428 (71.81%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (9.06%) XenApp
4 43 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 28 (4.70%) XenDesktop
6 22 (3.69%) BitLocker
7 21 (3.52%) vSphere
8 18 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.17%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.01%) Xen
12 5 (0.84%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.67%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.50%) Samba
14 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.34%) Dovecot
15 2 (0.34%) Postfix
15 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 131 (21.98%) SCCM
2 23 (3.86%) SCOM
3 17 (2.85%) WSUS
4 10 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.34%) DameWare
6 7 (1.17%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.17%) Casper Suite
6 7 (1.17%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.01%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.50%) SCSM
10 2 (0.34%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 308 (51.68%) Microsoft
2 151 (25.34%) Citrix
3 99 (16.61%) VMware
4 54 (9.06%) Apple
5 49 (8.22%) Cisco
6 47 (7.89%) HP
7 29 (4.87%) Lotus
8 26 (4.36%) Dell
9 20 (3.36%) Symantec
10 19 (3.19%) Oracle
11 16 (2.68%) Google
12 14 (2.35%) LANDesk
13 13 (2.18%) Mitel
14 12 (2.01%) Intel Security
15 10 (1.68%) Juniper
15 10 (1.68%) Wyse
16 9 (1.51%) Canon
16 9 (1.51%) NetApp
16 9 (1.51%) Remedy
17 7 (1.17%) Sophos
South East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £251 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago