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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 293 258 394
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +136
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 382 400 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.74% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.15% 3.22% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 208 90
Average daily rate
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£190 £264 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.96% -26.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 58 21
Average hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.70 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.15 £79.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -36.95%

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
12133 12418 11016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.03% 23.11% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7110 7049 6017
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1046 1001
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -29 354 £200 -27.27% 149
London -21 142 £190 -39.20% 50
South East -29 84 £255 +2.00% 41
City of London -10 35 £260 -7.30% 9
South West +13 32 £150 -33.33% 6
North West -6 26 £213 -29.16% 11
Oxfordshire -20 23 £128 -42.04% 4
Berkshire -5 22 £175 -47.16% 7
East of England -18 22 £250 - 7
West Midlands +9 21 £193 -35.83% 15
Scotland +10 16 £140 +15.46% 8
Surrey +1 16 £338 +117.74% 9
East Midlands -1 16 £244 +8.33% 7
Oxford -10 13 £128 -35.44% 1
Yorkshire -13 13 £188 - 11
Manchester -5 12 £235 -21.66% 5
Reading -3 11 £375 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -5 10 £325 +44.44% 8
Gloucestershire +3 9 £150 -14.28% 1
Birmingham +1 9 £150 -31.81% 10
Essex -10 8 £325 +71.05%
Bristol +9 7 £110 -63.33% 3
Norfolk +1 7 £200 -36.50% 1
Cheshire -1 7 £175 -40.42% 5
West Yorkshire -3 7 £188 - 8
Somerset - 6 £150 -
Norwich +15 5 £308 -2.38%
Shropshire +2 5 £338 -32.02%
South Yorkshire -3 5 £120 -
Wiltshire -13 5 £363 +61.11%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 769 (100.00%) Windows
2 503 (65.41%) Windows 7
3 395 (51.37%) Active Directory
4 328 (42.65%) Microsoft
5 236 (30.69%) MS Office
6 204 (26.53%) Windows XP
7 196 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 175 (22.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 166 (21.59%) VMware
10 158 (20.55%) MS Exchange
11 153 (19.90%) MS Excel
12 152 (19.77%) SCCM
13 149 (19.38%) Citrix
14 125 (16.25%) ITIL
15 96 (12.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 90 (11.70%) DNS
17 84 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (10.27%) DHCP
18 79 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
19 74 (9.62%) TCP/IP
20 73 (9.49%) SLA
20 73 (9.49%) Migration
21 72 (9.36%) SQL
22 71 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
23 70 (9.10%) LAN
24 65 (8.45%) SQL Server
25 61 (7.93%) Cisco
26 57 (7.41%) Firewall
27 55 (7.15%) Linux
28 54 (7.02%) SharePoint

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 158 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 47 (6.11%) Lync
5 40 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (3.38%) IIS
8 23 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (2.86%) IBM Notes
10 15 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.52%) Node.js
14 3 (0.39%) Oracle UPK
14 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.26%) CMS
15 2 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 236 (30.69%) MS Office
2 153 (19.90%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.39%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.89%) Office 365
2 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.65%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.52%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Taleo
5 2 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.70%) DNS
2 79 (10.27%) DHCP
3 74 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 70 (9.10%) LAN
5 57 (7.41%) Firewall
6 54 (7.02%) WAN
7 45 (5.85%) VPN
8 42 (5.46%) SAN
9 30 (3.90%) Internet
10 29 (3.77%) Wireless
11 23 (2.99%) VLAN
12 20 (2.60%) VoIP
13 18 (2.34%) NAS
14 16 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (1.95%) Intranet
16 14 (1.82%) IPv4
17 12 (1.56%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.43%) ADSL
19 10 (1.30%) Network Security
20 9 (1.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.34%) MySQL
3 12 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.78%) FileMaker
5 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.65%) SSDT
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.13%) DB2
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (3.38%) MSI
2 23 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.69%) Subversion
4 10 (1.30%) InstallShield
5 8 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.78%) MSBuild
8 5 (0.65%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.65%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.52%) Yeoman
10 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.13%) JIRA
11 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
General
1 45 (5.85%) Finance
2 13 (1.69%) Telecoms
2 13 (1.69%) Retail
3 12 (1.56%) Marketing
4 11 (1.43%) Law
5 10 (1.30%) Legal
5 10 (1.30%) Back Office
5 10 (1.30%) Advertising
6 7 (0.91%) Banking
6 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.52%) Electronics
7 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.26%) Publishing
8 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.26%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.13%) French Language
9 1 (0.13%) German Language
9 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (22.37%) Analyst
2 123 (15.99%) Support Engineer
3 90 (11.70%) Desktop Support
4 89 (11.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 83 (10.79%) Support Analyst
6 65 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 58 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 58 (7.54%) Service Analyst
8 46 (5.98%) IT Support
9 39 (5.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 37 (4.81%) Deployment Engineer
11 32 (4.16%) 1st Line Support
12 31 (4.03%) Developer
13 30 (3.90%) Administrator
13 30 (3.90%) Desktop Analyst
13 30 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (2.99%) Consultant
15 22 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
15 22 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.51%) .NET
2 20 (2.60%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.56%) Web Services
4 8 (1.04%) SOAP
5 7 (0.91%) LINQ
6 6 (0.78%) REST
6 6 (0.78%) HTML
6 6 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.65%) CSS
7 5 (0.65%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.52%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.52%) jQuery
8 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.39%) Flash
9 3 (0.39%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.39%) XML
9 3 (0.39%) XSLT
10 2 (0.26%) Ajax
10 2 (0.26%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.89%) Blackberry
2 37 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.25%) iPad
4 23 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.99%) Thin Client
4 23 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 23 (2.99%) iPhone
5 14 (1.82%) NHS
6 13 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.30%) Replication
9 9 (1.17%) User Experience
10 8 (1.04%) Smartcard
10 8 (1.04%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.78%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.65%) Clustering
14 4 (0.52%) EPoS
14 4 (0.52%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 769 (100.00%) Windows
2 503 (65.41%) Windows 7
3 204 (26.53%) Windows XP
4 196 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (22.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (12.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (7.15%) Linux
8 49 (6.37%) Android
9 41 (5.33%) Apple iOS
10 33 (4.29%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.38%) Windows Vista
12 17 (2.21%) Ubuntu
13 16 (2.08%) UNIX
14 11 (1.43%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.17%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.04%) CentOS
16 8 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.91%) Mac OS X Server
18 6 (0.78%) Solaris
18 6 (0.78%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (16.25%) ITIL
2 73 (9.49%) Migration
3 33 (4.29%) Project Management
4 30 (3.90%) Service Delivery
4 30 (3.90%) Incident Management
5 27 (3.51%) Service Management
6 21 (2.73%) Change Management
6 21 (2.73%) Problem Management
7 18 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (2.08%) Asset Management
8 16 (2.08%) PRINCE2
9 14 (1.82%) Programme Management
10 13 (1.69%) Configuration Management
10 13 (1.69%) Data Protection
10 13 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (1.56%) IT Asset Management
11 12 (1.56%) MVC
12 11 (1.43%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (1.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (1.30%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 72 (9.36%) SQL
2 43 (5.59%) PowerShell
3 34 (4.42%) C#
4 19 (2.47%) Perl
5 17 (2.21%) C++
6 14 (1.82%) Python
7 12 (1.56%) Java
8 9 (1.17%) C
8 9 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.91%) VBScript
10 6 (0.78%) VB
10 6 (0.78%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.65%) VBA
11 5 (0.65%) C++/CLI
12 3 (0.39%) XAML
13 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.13%) AWK
Qualifications
1 79 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (6.63%) MCSE
3 49 (6.37%) Security Cleared
4 32 (4.16%) MCSA
5 31 (4.03%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.38%) MCP
7 23 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (2.86%) Degree
9 20 (2.60%) CCNA
10 19 (2.47%) MCITP
11 15 (1.95%) MCTS
12 13 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.04%) MCDST
13 8 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.91%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.65%) CCNP
15 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.39%) RHCE
16 3 (0.39%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.49%) SLA
2 13 (1.69%) QA
3 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 395 (51.37%) Active Directory
2 84 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.90%) XenApp
4 30 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (3.51%) vSphere
6 18 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.69%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.56%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.91%) XenServer
11 4 (0.52%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.52%) KVM
11 4 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.39%) UAG
12 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.13%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 152 (19.77%) SCCM
2 15 (1.95%) SCOM
3 12 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.56%) Puppet
4 11 (1.43%) ZABBIX
5 10 (1.30%) WSUS
5 10 (1.30%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (0.78%) DameWare
7 6 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.52%) SmokePing
8 4 (0.52%) Nagios
8 4 (0.52%) Cacti
9 3 (0.39%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.26%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.26%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 328 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 166 (21.59%) VMware
3 149 (19.38%) Citrix
4 61 (7.93%) Cisco
5 45 (5.85%) Apple
6 32 (4.16%) HP
6 32 (4.16%) Remedy
7 30 (3.90%) Oracle
8 26 (3.38%) Dell
9 24 (3.12%) Lotus
10 20 (2.60%) LANDesk
11 19 (2.47%) Symantec
12 18 (2.34%) McAfee
13 15 (1.95%) Adobe
14 14 (1.82%) Veeam
15 11 (1.43%) Sophos
15 11 (1.43%) Bloomberg
16 10 (1.30%) Google
17 9 (1.17%) Wyse
17 9 (1.17%) Reuters
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cranbrook, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £120 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.50 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £225 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Dorset
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wetherby
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Wetherby
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Skipton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago