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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 328 309 380
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +71
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 351 351 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.63% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.80% 2.81% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 164 94
Average daily rate
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£200 £243 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% -25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £137 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.21% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 67 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £20.60 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 333 £200 -24.88% 168
London -10 111 £189 +4.86% 60
South East +2 86 £300 +11.62% 42
North West -11 38 £235 -30.37% 28
East of England +3 32 £200 -42.85% 8
City of London -2 29 £180 -26.15% 16
Oxfordshire -9 28 £350 +59.09% 7
South West +3 24 £150 -52.00% 13
East Midlands -1 17 £238 +18.75% 6
Manchester -6 17 £355 +13.60% 12
Essex +9 16 £325 -38.09% 1
Berkshire -6 15 £200 -50.00% 7
Yorkshire -26 15 £120 -55.55% 5
Hampshire -6 13 £259 +8.94% 5
Oxford -15 11 £251 +14.20% 1
Surrey -1 10 £375 +87.50% 8
West Yorkshire -19 10 £120 -55.55% 2
West Midlands -21 10 £220 -31.25% 5
Bristol +4 9 £263 -16.00% 4
West Sussex -6 9 £200 -46.66% 4
Gloucestershire - 9 £145 - 1
Merseyside -2 8 £240 - 7
Cheshire -7 7 £163 -44.68% 4
Norfolk +14 6 £170 -46.03%
Liverpool 0 6 £280 - 6
Derby +5 5 - -
Derbyshire +1 5 - -
Birmingham +1 5 £220 -37.14% 4
Leeds -23 5 £103 -62.03% 2
Norwich +14 4 £140 -55.55%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 729 (100.00%) Windows
2 465 (63.79%) Windows 7
3 356 (48.83%) Active Directory
4 330 (45.27%) Microsoft
5 254 (34.84%) MS Office
6 221 (30.32%) Windows XP
7 169 (23.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 160 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 158 (21.67%) MS Exchange
10 157 (21.54%) VMware
11 154 (21.12%) MS Excel
12 139 (19.07%) Citrix
13 135 (18.52%) SCCM
14 112 (15.36%) ITIL
15 98 (13.44%) DNS
16 91 (12.48%) DHCP
17 85 (11.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 83 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 83 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
19 79 (10.84%) TCP/IP
20 75 (10.29%) SQL Server
21 73 (10.01%) LAN
22 72 (9.88%) SLA
23 69 (9.47%) Linux
24 67 (9.19%) Blackberry
25 65 (8.92%) WAN
26 62 (8.50%) Cisco
27 60 (8.23%) SQL
27 60 (8.23%) Firewall
28 58 (7.96%) Migration

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 57 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (6.45%) Lync
3 47 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (2.33%) IIS
8 14 (1.92%) IBM Notes
8 14 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.55%) Node.js
11 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle UPK
13 1 (0.14%) WinCC
13 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 254 (34.84%) MS Office
2 154 (21.12%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.41%) MS Project
4 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.41%) Office 365
2 7 (0.96%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.55%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Taleo
5 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 98 (13.44%) DNS
2 91 (12.48%) DHCP
3 79 (10.84%) TCP/IP
4 73 (10.01%) LAN
5 65 (8.92%) WAN
6 60 (8.23%) Firewall
7 54 (7.41%) SAN
8 33 (4.53%) VPN
9 31 (4.25%) Internet
10 29 (3.98%) Wireless
11 24 (3.29%) VLAN
12 23 (3.16%) IPv4
13 18 (2.47%) NAS
14 17 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (2.19%) VoIP
16 14 (1.92%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.65%) Network Security
18 11 (1.51%) LDAP
19 10 (1.37%) ADSL
19 10 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.92%) MySQL
3 13 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.82%) SSDT
7 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.55%) Big Data
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.14%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.88%) MSI
2 14 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.51%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.10%) Subversion
6 7 (0.96%) MSBuild
6 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.82%) AdminStudio
7 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.82%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.55%) Yeoman
8 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.55%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.14%) JIRA
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 53 (7.27%) Finance
2 19 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.06%) Retail
4 12 (1.65%) Law
5 10 (1.37%) Legal
6 9 (1.23%) Marketing
7 7 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.96%) Advertising
7 7 (0.96%) Banking
8 5 (0.69%) French Language
8 5 (0.69%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.55%) Publishing
9 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.55%) Back Office
9 4 (0.55%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 159 (21.81%) Analyst
2 121 (16.60%) Support Engineer
3 93 (12.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 79 (10.84%) Support Analyst
5 78 (10.70%) Desktop Support
6 57 (7.82%) Service Analyst
6 57 (7.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 53 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
8 42 (5.76%) IT Support
9 41 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
10 36 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 31 (4.25%) Administrator
11 31 (4.25%) Developer
11 31 (4.25%) Deployment Engineer
12 28 (3.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 27 (3.70%) Project Manager
14 26 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
15 21 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
15 21 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.88%) .NET
2 16 (2.19%) Application Packaging
3 7 (0.96%) Web Services
4 6 (0.82%) LINQ
5 5 (0.69%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.69%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.69%) WinForms
5 5 (0.69%) ADO.NET
5 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.41%) CSS
6 3 (0.41%) SOAP
6 3 (0.41%) HTML
6 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.27%) WPF
7 2 (0.27%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.27%) jQuery
7 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.27%) REST
7 2 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.19%) Blackberry
2 38 (5.21%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.29%) iPhone
5 21 (2.88%) Fat Client
5 21 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 21 (2.88%) iPad
6 14 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.78%) Replication
7 13 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.37%) User Experience
10 8 (1.10%) NHS
10 8 (1.10%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.96%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.82%) Clustering
12 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.69%) Statistics
14 4 (0.55%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 729 (100.00%) Windows
2 465 (63.79%) Windows 7
3 221 (30.32%) Windows XP
4 169 (23.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 160 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (11.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 69 (9.47%) Linux
8 51 (7.00%) Android
9 37 (5.08%) Apple iOS
10 32 (4.39%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.57%) Windows Vista
12 24 (3.29%) Ubuntu
13 18 (2.47%) UNIX
13 18 (2.47%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.78%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.23%) CentOS
15 9 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.96%) BlackBerry OS
17 5 (0.69%) Solaris
18 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (15.36%) ITIL
2 58 (7.96%) Migration
3 36 (4.94%) Incident Management
4 31 (4.25%) Project Management
5 24 (3.29%) Service Management
6 22 (3.02%) Service Delivery
6 22 (3.02%) Programme Management
6 22 (3.02%) Asset Management
7 19 (2.61%) PRINCE2
7 19 (2.61%) Data Protection
8 18 (2.47%) IT Asset Management
9 17 (2.33%) Configuration Management
9 17 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (2.06%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (1.65%) Change Management
12 12 (1.65%) Logistics
13 11 (1.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (1.37%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (8.23%) SQL
2 50 (6.86%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.25%) C#
4 14 (1.92%) Perl
4 14 (1.92%) Python
5 13 (1.78%) C++
6 9 (1.23%) Java
7 8 (1.10%) VB
7 8 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.82%) Objective-C
8 6 (0.82%) C++/CLI
9 5 (0.69%) VBScript
10 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.41%) VBA
11 3 (0.41%) XAML
12 2 (0.27%) VB6
12 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.14%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (7.54%) MCSE
3 43 (5.90%) Security Cleared
4 36 (4.94%) MCSA
5 25 (3.43%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.29%) MCP
7 21 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.92%) CCNA
9 14 (1.92%) MCITP
10 12 (1.65%) Degree
11 10 (1.37%) MCTS
12 9 (1.23%) MCDST
13 8 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.10%) CCNP
14 6 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.41%) RHCE
16 2 (0.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.88%) SLA
2 15 (2.06%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 356 (48.83%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (3.70%) vSphere
6 25 (3.43%) XenApp
7 20 (2.74%) Terminal Services
8 19 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.23%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.23%) XenServer
10 7 (0.96%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.55%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.14%) UAG
13 1 (0.14%) NFS
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 135 (18.52%) SCCM
2 15 (2.06%) WSUS
3 14 (1.92%) SCOM
4 12 (1.65%) Puppet
5 11 (1.51%) ZABBIX
5 11 (1.51%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.10%) DameWare
7 7 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.96%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.82%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.55%) Nagios
10 4 (0.55%) Cacti
10 4 (0.55%) SmokePing
10 4 (0.55%) SAP Afaria
11 3 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.41%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 330 (45.27%) Microsoft
2 157 (21.54%) VMware
3 139 (19.07%) Citrix
4 62 (8.50%) Cisco
5 47 (6.45%) Apple
6 39 (5.35%) HP
7 32 (4.39%) Oracle
8 29 (3.98%) Dell
9 25 (3.43%) Remedy
10 19 (2.61%) LANDesk
11 16 (2.19%) Lotus
12 15 (2.06%) McAfee
13 14 (1.92%) Symantec
14 13 (1.78%) Juniper
15 11 (1.51%) Bloomberg
15 11 (1.51%) Sophos
16 10 (1.37%) Reuters
17 9 (1.23%) SAP
17 9 (1.23%) Veeam
18 8 (1.10%) AppSense
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport
Computer Futures
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £14 - £16 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £12 - £15 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Feltham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £4500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago