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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK
Rank 394 312 297
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 217 354 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.32% 3.18% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 172 179
Median daily rate £160 £200 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £111 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 90 55
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £25.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%

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
9355 11145 11768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 21.43% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 6804 6809
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 738 906
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -82 180 £155 -26.19% 92
London -38 70 £160 -44.34% 24
South East +10 50 £150 -14.28% 21
Hampshire +12 18 £175 +37.25% 3
North West +7 17 £120 -61.60% 18
Scotland +31 15 £105 +9.71% 2
East Midlands -5 12 £143 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +3 11 £275 +22.22% 9
East of England -15 11 £156 -15.54% 6
Surrey +14 10 £128 -36.25% 7
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £362 +47.55% 4
Manchester +13 9 £225 -33.82% 9
City of London -10 9 £110 -60.00% 5
Milton Keynes +4 8 £350 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire 0 7 £163 -12.16% 2
Derby -5 6 £125 +11.60%
Derbyshire -7 6 £125 +11.60%
Belfast - 6 £225 -
County Antrim - 6 £225 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £225 -
Cheshire +14 5 £120 -58.26% 4
Hemel Hempstead +7 5 £163 -
Berkshire +4 5 £170 -15.00% 3
South West -9 5 £113 -50.00% 3
Fareham - 5 £175 -
Hounslow - 5 - -
Gloucestershire +5 4 £113 -
Warwickshire +3 4 £275 - 4
Havant - 4 £375 -
Dundee - 4 £105 -

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 449 (100.00%) Windows
2 321 (71.49%) Windows 7
3 318 (70.82%) Active Directory
4 226 (50.33%) Microsoft
5 201 (44.77%) MS Office
6 162 (36.08%) Windows 10
7 129 (28.73%) Windows Server
8 115 (25.61%) Citrix
9 107 (23.83%) MS Excel
10 96 (21.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 92 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 91 (20.27%) SCCM
13 85 (18.93%) Windows XP
14 81 (18.04%) VMware
15 77 (17.15%) MS Exchange
16 73 (16.26%) Office 365
17 72 (16.04%) ITIL
18 64 (14.25%) Windows Server 2003
19 56 (12.47%) Blackberry
20 54 (12.03%) Apple
21 53 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 52 (11.58%) TCP/IP
22 52 (11.58%) DNS
23 51 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
24 47 (10.47%) HP
24 47 (10.47%) LAN
24 47 (10.47%) DHCP
25 46 (10.24%) Internet
25 46 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
26 45 (10.02%) Hyper-V

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 77 (17.15%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 31 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 30 (6.68%) Skype for Business
6 29 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.56%) IBM Notes
9 13 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.22%) Documentum
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 201 (44.77%) MS Office
2 107 (23.83%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 73 (16.26%) Office 365
2 16 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.11%) OneDrive
3 5 (1.11%) Yammer
4 3 (0.67%) IaaS
4 3 (0.67%) PaaS
4 3 (0.67%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) G Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.58%) DNS
1 52 (11.58%) TCP/IP
2 47 (10.47%) DHCP
2 47 (10.47%) LAN
3 46 (10.24%) Internet
4 40 (8.91%) VPN
5 28 (6.24%) WAN
6 27 (6.01%) Firewall
7 26 (5.79%) Wireless
8 21 (4.68%) Skype
8 21 (4.68%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
9 19 (4.23%) SAN
10 12 (2.67%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.56%) 3G
11 7 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.56%) Intranet
11 7 (1.56%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.89%) Network Security
12 4 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.89%) Big Data
2 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (0.67%) SQLite
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.22%) MS Access
5 1 (0.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Axure RP
1 5 (1.11%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.22%) MSTest
3 1 (0.22%) NUnit
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (5.57%) Finance
2 15 (3.34%) Law
3 12 (2.67%) Legal
3 12 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 12 (2.67%) Retail
4 9 (2.00%) Banking
5 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.34%) Local Government
7 5 (1.11%) Advertising
7 5 (1.11%) Back Office
8 3 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) French Language
9 2 (0.45%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) German Language
9 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (26.73%) Support Engineer
2 107 (23.83%) Analyst
3 79 (17.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 64 (14.25%) Desktop Support
4 64 (14.25%) IT Support
5 57 (12.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 56 (12.47%) Support Analyst
7 52 (11.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 45 (10.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 44 (9.80%) Service Analyst
10 43 (9.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 41 (9.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 38 (8.46%) IT Engineer
13 37 (8.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 31 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
15 27 (6.01%) 1st Line Support
15 27 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 27 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 24 (5.35%) IT Analyst
17 23 (5.12%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.45%) .NET
2 9 (2.00%) WPF
3 7 (1.56%) HTML
4 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.11%) CSS
5 5 (1.11%) XSLT
6 4 (0.89%) COM+
6 4 (0.89%) WCF
6 4 (0.89%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.67%) SOAP
7 3 (0.67%) Web Services
8 2 (0.45%) HTML5
8 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.22%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.22%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.22%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.22%) OCX
9 1 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.47%) Blackberry
2 25 (5.57%) iPhone
3 20 (4.45%) Fat Client
3 20 (4.45%) Thin Client
3 20 (4.45%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (4.01%) Smartphone
5 17 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.56%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.90%) iPad
8 12 (2.67%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.56%) Clustering
10 7 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.56%) Handset
10 7 (1.56%) User Experience
11 5 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.67%) PKI
14 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 449 (100.00%) Windows
2 321 (71.49%) Windows 7
3 162 (36.08%) Windows 10
4 129 (28.73%) Windows Server
5 96 (21.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (18.93%) Windows XP
8 64 (14.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (8.02%) Apple iOS
10 30 (6.68%) Android
11 21 (4.68%) Linux
11 21 (4.68%) Mac OS X
12 17 (3.79%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.78%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.34%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.11%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.04%) ITIL
2 28 (6.24%) Time Management
3 24 (5.35%) Incident Management
3 24 (5.35%) Service Management
4 23 (5.12%) Migration
5 20 (4.45%) Service Delivery
6 19 (4.23%) Problem Management
7 18 (4.01%) Mobile Device Management
8 17 (3.79%) Validation
9 16 (3.56%) Software Deployment
10 15 (3.34%) Network Architecture
11 14 (3.12%) Change Management
12 13 (2.90%) Network Management
13 11 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (2.45%) ITSM
14 10 (2.23%) Asset Management
14 10 (2.23%) Configuration Management
15 9 (2.00%) CRM
16 8 (1.78%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (1.78%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.13%) PowerShell
2 26 (5.79%) SQL
3 15 (3.34%) C#
4 12 (2.67%) VBScript
5 6 (1.34%) XAML
6 5 (1.11%) C++
6 5 (1.11%) VB
7 4 (0.89%) C
8 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.45%) Java
9 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.13%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.90%) MCP
5 19 (4.23%) MCSE
6 17 (3.79%) Degree
7 16 (3.56%) MCDST
8 14 (3.12%) MCSA
9 12 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.45%) DBS Check
11 9 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.78%) ACDT
12 8 (1.78%) ACHDS
12 8 (1.78%) ACTC
12 8 (1.78%) MCSM
13 7 (1.56%) CCNP
13 7 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.56%) MCITP
14 6 (1.34%) CCNA
15 5 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.91%) SLA
2 8 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 318 (70.82%) Active Directory
2 53 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (10.02%) Hyper-V
4 41 (9.13%) XenApp
5 21 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (2.45%) vSphere
9 9 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.78%) XenServer
11 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.89%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.45%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.45%) Postfix
13 2 (0.45%) Samba
13 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 91 (20.27%) SCCM
2 17 (3.79%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (2.90%) WSUS
5 11 (2.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.78%) BladeLogic
6 8 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.56%) SCOM
8 6 (1.34%) DameWare
8 6 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.11%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.11%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.89%) WMI
11 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 226 (50.33%) Microsoft
2 115 (25.61%) Citrix
3 81 (18.04%) VMware
4 54 (12.03%) Apple
5 47 (10.47%) HP
6 34 (7.57%) Cisco
7 26 (5.79%) Symantec
8 19 (4.23%) Remedy
9 16 (3.56%) Lotus
10 15 (3.34%) LANDesk
11 12 (2.67%) AppSense
12 11 (2.45%) Dell
13 10 (2.23%) Canon
13 10 (2.23%) Mitel
13 10 (2.23%) ThinPrint
14 9 (2.00%) Avaya
15 8 (1.78%) Juniper
15 8 (1.78%) Veeam
16 7 (1.56%) iManage
16 7 (1.56%) Polycom
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