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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 299 374 565
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +191
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 356 218 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.41% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.81% 1.83% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 94 8
Average daily rate
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£248 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £175 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 28 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
12683 11893 12142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 22.57% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6627 6193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1084 1015 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +77 325 £270 -16.92% 135
London +67 139 £180 -44.61% 41
South East +16 65 £269 -30.64% 33
City of London +31 35 £244 -23.82% 12
East of England -18 32 £350 +55.55% 12
West Midlands +12 31 £320 +14.28% 7
Berkshire +16 17 £400 - 2
North West -8 17 £338 +3.84% 5
Oxfordshire 0 15 £220 -43.22% 6
East Midlands +10 14 £255 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire -9 12 £270 -20.00% 15
Hampshire -10 11 £238 -47.22% 7
South West -30 11 £313 +7.02% 9
Reading +14 10 £400 -
Birmingham +6 10 £350 +118.75% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 10 - - 5
Scotland -18 9 £110 -51.11% 2
Nottinghamshire +23 8 £330 +10.00% 4
Surrey +4 8 £200 -58.11% 8
Wales -6 8 £135 - 5
Cambridge -8 8 - - 2
Nottingham +20 7 £310 +3.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £278 +21.97% 6
West Yorkshire -6 7 £270 -28.00% 12
Hertfordshire -17 7 £173 -4.16% 3
Staffordshire +4 6 £240 - 2
Oxford +2 6 £220 - 2
Cheshire -1 6 £294 -2.08% 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £413 -
South Wales -6 5 £135 - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 734 (100.00%) Windows
2 432 (58.86%) Windows 7
3 346 (47.14%) Microsoft
4 335 (45.64%) Active Directory
5 221 (30.11%) MS Office
6 204 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 195 (26.57%) Windows XP
8 174 (23.71%) MS Exchange
9 143 (19.48%) SCCM
10 136 (18.53%) MS Excel
11 119 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 115 (15.67%) Citrix
13 107 (14.58%) VMware
14 103 (14.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 100 (13.62%) ITIL
16 77 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 65 (8.86%) C#
18 61 (8.31%) DNS
18 61 (8.31%) PowerShell
19 60 (8.17%) Blackberry
20 58 (7.90%) Migration
20 58 (7.90%) Firewall
20 58 (7.90%) SQL Server
21 57 (7.77%) Cisco
22 55 (7.49%) LAN
23 52 (7.08%) Office 365
24 49 (6.68%) TCP/IP
25 48 (6.54%) SQL
26 47 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
27 46 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 174 (23.71%) MS Exchange
2 77 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 42 (5.72%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (3.41%) Lync
7 19 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (1.77%) IIS
9 13 (1.77%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.41%) CMS
13 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.27%) Node.js
15 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.14%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 221 (30.11%) MS Office
2 136 (18.53%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.41%) assyst
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.08%) Office 365
2 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.82%) SaaS
4 4 (0.54%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.27%) GitHub
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (8.31%) DNS
2 58 (7.90%) Firewall
3 55 (7.49%) LAN
4 49 (6.68%) TCP/IP
5 45 (6.13%) WAN
5 45 (6.13%) DHCP
6 34 (4.63%) SAN
7 33 (4.50%) VPN
8 15 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (2.04%) Wireless
8 15 (2.04%) Internet
9 13 (1.77%) VoIP
10 7 (0.95%) SMS
11 5 (0.68%) NAS
12 4 (0.54%) Network Security
12 4 (0.54%) Intranet
12 4 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.54%) MPLS
12 4 (0.54%) DSL
12 4 (0.54%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.27%) DataStage
10 2 (0.27%) DB2
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.14%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.14%) IDMS
11 1 (0.14%) MS Access
11 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (4.77%) MSI
2 27 (3.68%) InstallShield
3 22 (3.00%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.63%) Subversion
5 9 (1.23%) JIRA
6 8 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.41%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.27%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.14%) GCC
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 44 (5.99%) Finance
2 18 (2.45%) Banking
3 15 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.23%) Advertising
6 8 (1.09%) Legal
7 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.82%) French Language
8 6 (0.82%) Law
9 5 (0.68%) Publishing
10 4 (0.54%) Marketing
10 4 (0.54%) Retail
11 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (19.07%) Analyst
1 140 (19.07%) Support Engineer
2 70 (9.54%) Support Analyst
3 68 (9.26%) Developer
4 66 (8.99%) Desktop Support
5 61 (8.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 49 (6.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 45 (6.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 34 (4.63%) Service Analyst
8 34 (4.63%) IT Support
9 32 (4.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 30 (4.09%) 1st Line Support
10 30 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 29 (3.95%) Consultant
12 28 (3.81%) Architect
13 26 (3.54%) SCCM Engineer
14 24 (3.27%) Desktop Analyst
15 23 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 23 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 21 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.18%) .NET
2 29 (3.95%) Application Packaging
3 17 (2.32%) HTML
4 16 (2.18%) HTML5
5 15 (2.04%) WPF
6 13 (1.77%) CSS
6 13 (1.77%) Web Services
7 11 (1.50%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.50%) WCF
8 8 (1.09%) Silverlight
8 8 (1.09%) CSS3
9 7 (0.95%) REST
9 7 (0.95%) XML
10 4 (0.54%) WinForms
10 4 (0.54%) JSON
11 3 (0.41%) jQuery
11 3 (0.41%) WinRT
11 3 (0.41%) Ajax
11 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.41%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.17%) Blackberry
2 19 (2.59%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.04%) iPhone
3 15 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 15 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 8 (1.09%) Smartphone
4 8 (1.09%) Pocket PC
4 8 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (1.09%) iPad
5 7 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 7 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 6 (0.82%) Open Source
7 5 (0.68%) HP StorageWorks
7 5 (0.68%) FMCG
8 4 (0.54%) Xbox
8 4 (0.54%) NHS
9 3 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.41%) VUI
9 3 (0.41%) Kinect
9 3 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 734 (100.00%) Windows
2 432 (58.86%) Windows 7
3 204 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 195 (26.57%) Windows XP
5 119 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (14.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (5.45%) Windows Vista
8 34 (4.63%) Mac OS X
9 31 (4.22%) Apple iOS
9 31 (4.22%) Windows Phone
10 25 (3.41%) Windows Mobile
11 23 (3.13%) Android
12 13 (1.77%) Windows Phone 8
13 11 (1.50%) Linux
14 10 (1.36%) Windows CE
14 10 (1.36%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.09%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.54%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (13.62%) ITIL
2 58 (7.90%) Migration
3 20 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (2.45%) Incident Management
4 18 (2.45%) Problem Management
5 16 (2.18%) Service Delivery
5 16 (2.18%) Project Management
6 15 (2.04%) Test Scripting
6 15 (2.04%) Time Management
6 15 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (1.91%) Asset Management
8 13 (1.77%) Service Management
9 12 (1.63%) Scrum
9 12 (1.63%) Mobile Application Development
10 10 (1.36%) CRM
11 9 (1.23%) Regression Testing
11 9 (1.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (1.09%) Document Management
12 8 (1.09%) Customer Engagement
13 7 (0.95%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 65 (8.86%) C#
2 61 (8.31%) PowerShell
3 48 (6.54%) SQL
4 23 (3.13%) VBScript
5 16 (2.18%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.63%) C++
7 10 (1.36%) VB
8 9 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.23%) XAML
9 8 (1.09%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.54%) PHP
12 3 (0.41%) Java
12 3 (0.41%) Perl
13 2 (0.27%) VBA
13 2 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.81%) MCSE
4 26 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.45%) MCP
6 17 (2.32%) Degree
7 13 (1.77%) MCITP
8 10 (1.36%) MCSA
9 9 (1.23%) CCNA
9 9 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.09%) MCTS
11 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.68%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.54%) MCDST
13 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.27%) CCA
15 2 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.27%) SLA
2 13 (1.77%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 335 (45.64%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.77%) XenApp
5 34 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 23 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.18%) Terminal Services
8 12 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.36%) vSphere
10 8 (1.09%) XenServer
11 7 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.82%) Xen
13 4 (0.54%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.41%) NLBS
15 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.27%) UAG
15 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 143 (19.48%) SCCM
2 26 (3.54%) WSUS
3 24 (3.27%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.91%) SCOM
5 10 (1.36%) WMI
5 10 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.95%) DameWare
6 7 (0.95%) AppDNA
7 6 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.27%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 346 (47.14%) Microsoft
2 115 (15.67%) Citrix
3 107 (14.58%) VMware
4 57 (7.77%) Cisco
5 43 (5.86%) HP
6 29 (3.95%) Dell
7 26 (3.54%) Apple
7 26 (3.54%) Symantec
8 13 (1.77%) Lotus
8 13 (1.77%) LANDesk
9 11 (1.50%) SAP
9 11 (1.50%) Adobe
10 10 (1.36%) Oracle
10 10 (1.36%) McAfee
11 8 (1.09%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.09%) Avaya
12 7 (0.95%) Business Objects
12 7 (0.95%) Veeam
12 7 (0.95%) AppSense
13 6 (0.82%) Kaseya
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
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Oxfordshire
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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