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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK
Rank 381 334 332
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 211 330 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.66% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.26% 3.09% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 171 143
Median daily rate £170 £175 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £163 £190
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 82 48
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.25 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £29.03 £25.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%

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
9348 10677 11519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.84% 21.36% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5930 6400 6787
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 798 933
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -75 170 £165 -10.81% 91
London -30 71 £175 -5.66% 28
South East -3 43 £170 -15.00% 28
Scotland +29 16 £105 +9.71%
Hampshire +12 15 £293 +143.75% 3
North West +19 13 £275 +10.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £425 +73.46% 7
East of England -10 11 £158 +31.25% 4
South West -13 11 £113 -37.50% 4
Milton Keynes +12 10 £425 +73.46% 4
Wales +9 8 £188 - 1
Manchester +13 7 £300 -11.76% 5
Surrey +18 6 £130 -52.72% 11
East Midlands -7 6 £143 +25.00% 1
North East -9 6 £213 - 1
City of London -9 6 £338 +68.87% 5
South Wales +11 5 £181 - 1
Dorset +6 5 £110 -38.88%
Gloucestershire +4 5 £113 +13.92%
West Midlands -17 5 £275 +22.22% 9
Northern Ireland - 5 £225 - 1
Gloucester - 5 £113 -
County Antrim - 5 £225 - 1
Belfast - 5 £225 - 1
Berkshire -1 4 £170 -53.42%
Hertfordshire -8 4 £233 +25.67% 2
Dundee - 4 £105 -
Havant - 4 £375 -
Hounslow - 4 - - 1
Inverness - 4 £105 -

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 465 (100.00%) Windows
2 335 (72.04%) Windows 7
3 320 (68.82%) Active Directory
4 228 (49.03%) Microsoft
5 203 (43.66%) MS Office
6 153 (32.90%) Windows 10
7 131 (28.17%) Windows Server
8 126 (27.10%) Citrix
9 118 (25.38%) MS Excel
10 102 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 91 (19.57%) SCCM
13 88 (18.92%) Windows XP
14 87 (18.71%) VMware
15 76 (16.34%) ITIL
16 73 (15.70%) MS Exchange
17 68 (14.62%) Office 365
18 60 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
19 57 (12.26%) DNS
20 55 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
21 54 (11.61%) Apple
22 52 (11.18%) DHCP
23 51 (10.97%) TCP/IP
23 51 (10.97%) Hyper-V
24 48 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
24 48 (10.32%) Blackberry
25 44 (9.46%) Internet
25 44 (9.46%) HP
25 44 (9.46%) LAN
25 44 (9.46%) XenApp

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 73 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (7.74%) SharePoint
4 34 (7.31%) Skype for Business
5 33 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.44%) IBM Notes
9 12 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.65%) Documentum
12 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.22%) IIS
12 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 203 (43.66%) MS Office
2 118 (25.38%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.62%) Office 365
2 19 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.65%) IaaS
3 3 (0.65%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.65%) PaaS
3 3 (0.65%) SaaS
3 3 (0.65%) Yammer
4 2 (0.43%) G Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.26%) DNS
2 52 (11.18%) DHCP
3 51 (10.97%) TCP/IP
4 44 (9.46%) Internet
4 44 (9.46%) LAN
5 35 (7.53%) VPN
6 29 (6.24%) Firewall
7 26 (5.59%) WAN
8 23 (4.95%) Skype
8 23 (4.95%) Wireless
9 22 (4.73%) SAN
9 22 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (2.58%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.51%) 3G
14 6 (1.29%) IPsec
14 6 (1.29%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.29%) SSL
15 4 (0.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.86%) Big Data
4 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.65%) MySQL
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.65%) SQLite
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.43%) SSDT
6 2 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Axure RP
2 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.43%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.43%) NuGet
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.43%) Subversion
4 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.43%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.22%) MSTest
5 1 (0.22%) NUnit
General
1 28 (6.02%) Finance
2 13 (2.80%) Law
2 13 (2.80%) Legal
3 11 (2.37%) Retail
4 10 (2.15%) Banking
5 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.08%) Back Office
8 4 (0.86%) Local Government
9 3 (0.65%) Advertising
9 3 (0.65%) Billing
9 3 (0.65%) Electronics
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) French Language
10 2 (0.43%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 125 (26.88%) Support Engineer
2 123 (26.45%) Analyst
3 75 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 70 (15.05%) Desktop Support
5 65 (13.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 62 (13.33%) IT Support
7 60 (12.90%) Support Analyst
8 52 (11.18%) Service Analyst
9 51 (10.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 48 (10.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 48 (10.32%) Service Desk Analyst
11 41 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 37 (7.96%) IT Engineer
13 35 (7.53%) Help Desk Analyst
14 33 (7.10%) IT Support Engineer
15 30 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
16 29 (6.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 28 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 25 (5.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 24 (5.16%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.44%) .NET
2 11 (2.37%) WPF
3 8 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (1.72%) HTML
4 7 (1.51%) CSS
4 7 (1.51%) XSLT
5 4 (0.86%) COM+
5 4 (0.86%) WCF
5 4 (0.86%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.65%) SOAP
6 3 (0.65%) Web Services
7 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.22%) HTML5
8 1 (0.22%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.22%) JSF
8 1 (0.22%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.32%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.95%) iPhone
3 20 (4.30%) Fat Client
3 20 (4.30%) Smartphone
3 20 (4.30%) Thin Client
4 18 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.15%) iPad
8 9 (1.94%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.94%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.51%) Clustering
9 7 (1.51%) Handset
10 6 (1.29%) User Experience
11 5 (1.08%) PKI
11 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.65%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 465 (100.00%) Windows
2 335 (72.04%) Windows 7
3 153 (32.90%) Windows 10
4 131 (28.17%) Windows Server
5 102 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (18.92%) Windows XP
8 60 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (8.39%) Apple iOS
10 35 (7.53%) Android
11 26 (5.59%) Linux
12 23 (4.95%) Windows Vista
13 21 (4.52%) Mac OS X
14 14 (3.01%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.94%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.51%) Windows 2000
17 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.08%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (16.34%) ITIL
2 30 (6.45%) Incident Management
3 29 (6.24%) Time Management
4 22 (4.73%) Service Management
5 21 (4.52%) Migration
5 21 (4.52%) Software Deployment
6 17 (3.66%) Service Delivery
7 15 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 15 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 14 (3.01%) Network Architecture
8 14 (3.01%) Problem Management
8 14 (3.01%) Validation
9 13 (2.80%) Change Management
9 13 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (2.58%) CRM
11 9 (1.94%) Asset Management
11 9 (1.94%) ITSM
11 9 (1.94%) Network Management
11 9 (1.94%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.10%) PowerShell
2 30 (6.45%) SQL
3 20 (4.30%) C#
4 10 (2.15%) VBScript
5 8 (1.72%) XAML
6 7 (1.51%) C
6 7 (1.51%) C++
7 6 (1.29%) VB
8 3 (0.65%) Java
8 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.65%) VBA
9 2 (0.43%) C++/CLI
9 2 (0.43%) Delphi
9 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.43%) Pascal
9 2 (0.43%) Perl
9 2 (0.43%) PHP
9 2 (0.43%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.16%) MCP
5 19 (4.09%) MCSE
6 15 (3.23%) MCDST
6 15 (3.23%) MCSA
7 13 (2.80%) Degree
8 10 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.94%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (1.72%) ACDT
10 8 (1.72%) ACHDS
10 8 (1.72%) ACTC
10 8 (1.72%) CCNP
10 8 (1.72%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.72%) MCSM
11 7 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.29%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.29%) MCITP
13 4 (0.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.60%) SLA
2 7 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 320 (68.82%) Active Directory
2 55 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 44 (9.46%) XenApp
5 17 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (3.44%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.37%) vSphere
8 9 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.72%) XenServer
10 4 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.43%) Dovecot
12 2 (0.43%) Postfix
12 2 (0.43%) Samba
12 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 91 (19.57%) SCCM
2 17 (3.66%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.01%) WSUS
4 12 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.51%) BladeLogic
7 7 (1.51%) DameWare
8 6 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.86%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.86%) SCOM
10 4 (0.86%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.86%) WMI
11 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 228 (49.03%) Microsoft
2 126 (27.10%) Citrix
3 87 (18.71%) VMware
4 54 (11.61%) Apple
5 44 (9.46%) HP
6 39 (8.39%) Cisco
7 24 (5.16%) Symantec
8 17 (3.66%) Remedy
9 16 (3.44%) Lotus
10 12 (2.58%) Canon
11 11 (2.37%) AppSense
11 11 (2.37%) LANDesk
11 11 (2.37%) Mitel
12 10 (2.15%) Avaya
12 10 (2.15%) Dell
12 10 (2.15%) Juniper
12 10 (2.15%) ThinPrint
13 8 (1.72%) iManage
13 8 (1.72%) Intel Security
13 8 (1.72%) Oracle
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £11 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Omni RMS
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Calne, Wiltshire
IT Support 365 Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago