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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 319 320 350
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 332 322 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.64% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.02% 2.82% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 149 108
Average daily rate £190 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 53 30
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £27.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%

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
11004 11417 10815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 22.54% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6654 5865
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 890 974
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 300 £200 +1.26% 147
London -17 121 £200 -5.88% 51
South East -1 60 £200 -5.88% 37
North West +2 27 £275 -31.25% 11
South West -3 26 £193 +28.33% 12
East of England +6 25 £153 -30.68% 8
Berkshire +17 22 £283 -31.51% 3
East Midlands -1 19 £114 -13.96% 7
Cheshire +8 14 £269 - 5
Bristol +10 13 £113 - 5
Hampshire -3 13 £120 -47.82% 11
West Midlands -15 13 £225 +73.07% 13
City of London +28 12 £200 - 12
Scotland -15 12 £96 -4.30% 5
Yorkshire -6 11 £155 -43.63% 7
Surrey -4 10 £275 +25.57% 7
Reading -9 10 £175 -58.82% 1
West Yorkshire +1 9 £120 -60.81% 4
Leicestershire -1 9 £114 +26.66% 1
Derbyshire -7 9 £114 - 1
Glasgow +12 8 £96 +12.58% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £113 - 2
Wiltshire +3 7 £288 -23.26% 2
Essex -3 7 £115 - 2
Leeds -10 7 £120 - 2
Manchester -13 7 £340 - 2
Chester - 7 - - 2
Hertfordshire +7 6 £185 -15.90% 4
Oxfordshire -5 6 - - 1
Derby -9 6 £114 - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 737 (100.00%) Windows
2 515 (69.88%) Windows 7
3 434 (58.89%) Active Directory
4 392 (53.19%) Microsoft
5 297 (40.30%) MS Office
6 190 (25.78%) Windows XP
7 189 (25.64%) Windows Server
8 183 (24.83%) MS Excel
9 168 (22.80%) Citrix
10 161 (21.85%) ITIL
11 138 (18.72%) SCCM
12 135 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 133 (18.05%) VMware
14 130 (17.64%) MS Exchange
15 116 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 91 (12.35%) PowerShell
17 87 (11.80%) Finance
18 83 (11.26%) Office 365
19 77 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 76 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (10.18%) DNS
22 74 (10.04%) Blackberry
23 70 (9.50%) DHCP
23 70 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
23 70 (9.50%) Windows 10
24 68 (9.23%) Apple iOS
25 66 (8.96%) Firewall
26 63 (8.55%) TCP/IP
26 63 (8.55%) Cisco
27 62 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 130 (17.64%) MS Exchange
2 62 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (4.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 34 (4.61%) Lync
5 30 (4.07%) IBM Notes
5 30 (4.07%) SharePoint
6 27 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.22%) IIS
11 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.27%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) Apache
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) WinCC
13 1 (0.14%) Zimbra
Applications
1 297 (40.30%) MS Office
2 183 (24.83%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.41%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.27%) assyst
4 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.26%) Office 365
2 20 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.36%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.09%) SaaS
5 5 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.41%) Yammer
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.18%) DNS
2 70 (9.50%) DHCP
3 66 (8.96%) Firewall
4 63 (8.55%) TCP/IP
5 51 (6.92%) Internet
6 44 (5.97%) LAN
7 43 (5.83%) VPN
8 38 (5.16%) WAN
9 22 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
10 20 (2.71%) SAN
11 17 (2.31%) Network Security
12 15 (2.04%) VoIP
12 15 (2.04%) Wireless
13 14 (1.90%) VLAN
14 12 (1.63%) Skype
14 12 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.09%) NAS
16 7 (0.95%) Intranet
16 7 (0.95%) IPv4
17 6 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.63%) Big Data
3 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.41%) MS Access
7 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.27%) DB2
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.27%) SQLite
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.49%) MSI
4 7 (0.95%) Grunt
4 7 (0.95%) gulp
4 7 (0.95%) webpack
5 5 (0.68%) MSTest
5 5 (0.68%) NUnit
6 4 (0.54%) JIRA
6 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.41%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.27%) WiX
9 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 87 (11.80%) Finance
2 26 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.99%) Law
4 19 (2.58%) Banking
5 15 (2.04%) Legal
6 12 (1.63%) Front Office
7 11 (1.49%) Back Office
8 9 (1.22%) Retail
9 6 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.68%) Advertising
10 5 (0.68%) French Language
10 5 (0.68%) German Language
10 5 (0.68%) Local Government
10 5 (0.68%) Marketing
11 3 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 196 (26.59%) Analyst
2 137 (18.59%) Support Engineer
3 132 (17.91%) Desktop Support
4 105 (14.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 91 (12.35%) Support Analyst
6 84 (11.40%) Service Analyst
7 80 (10.85%) IT Support
8 77 (10.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 62 (8.41%) Desktop Engineer
10 56 (7.60%) 1st Line Support
11 52 (7.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 49 (6.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 45 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
14 42 (5.70%) Help Desk Support
14 42 (5.70%) IT Analyst
15 41 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
16 37 (5.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 37 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
17 34 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 32 (4.34%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.99%) .NET
2 16 (2.17%) HTML
3 15 (2.04%) WinForms
4 14 (1.90%) ADO.NET
5 13 (1.76%) HTML5
6 12 (1.63%) AngularJS
6 12 (1.63%) CSS
7 8 (1.09%) Apache Cordova
7 8 (1.09%) CSS3
8 7 (0.95%) Backbone.js
8 7 (0.95%) Ember.js
8 7 (0.95%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (0.95%) LESS
8 7 (0.95%) React
8 7 (0.95%) Sass
9 5 (0.68%) Silverlight
9 5 (0.68%) WCF
9 5 (0.68%) WPF
10 4 (0.54%) jQuery
11 2 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.04%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.34%) iPhone
3 24 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.71%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 18 (2.44%) iPad
5 18 (2.44%) Thin Client
6 16 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.76%) NHS
9 10 (1.36%) BYOD
9 10 (1.36%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.22%) User Experience
11 7 (0.95%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.68%) Replication
13 4 (0.54%) CCTV
13 4 (0.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 737 (100.00%) Windows
2 515 (69.88%) Windows 7
3 190 (25.78%) Windows XP
4 189 (25.64%) Windows Server
5 135 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 116 (15.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (9.50%) Windows 10
7 70 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (9.23%) Apple iOS
9 58 (7.87%) Android
10 53 (7.19%) Linux
11 51 (6.92%) Mac OS X
12 28 (3.80%) Windows Vista
13 22 (2.99%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (1.22%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.09%) Unix
16 6 (0.81%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.85%) ITIL
2 59 (8.01%) Migration
3 31 (4.21%) Service Delivery
4 30 (4.07%) Incident Management
5 29 (3.93%) Service Management
6 26 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (3.26%) ITSM
8 23 (3.12%) Asset Management
9 21 (2.85%) TDD
10 16 (2.17%) Application Packaging
11 15 (2.04%) Problem Management
12 14 (1.90%) Configuration Management
12 14 (1.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (1.90%) Project Management
13 13 (1.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (1.76%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (1.76%) ITIL V3
13 13 (1.76%) Software Deployment
14 11 (1.49%) Change Control
15 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.35%) PowerShell
2 47 (6.38%) SQL
3 27 (3.66%) VBScript
4 18 (2.44%) C#
5 16 (2.17%) C++
6 15 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.22%) C
8 7 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 6 (0.81%) VB
10 5 (0.68%) XAML
11 4 (0.54%) Java
12 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.27%) Perl
13 2 (0.27%) VBA
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.34%) MCITP
4 29 (3.93%) MCSE
5 28 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (3.80%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (2.44%) Degree
8 17 (2.31%) CCNA
9 15 (2.04%) MCP
10 14 (1.90%) MCSA
11 11 (1.49%) CCNP
12 9 (1.22%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.95%) A+ Certification
13 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.54%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.46%) SLA
2 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.54%) QA
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 434 (58.89%) Active Directory
2 76 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.75%) XenApp
4 32 (4.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (3.39%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.04%) Terminal Services
8 11 (1.49%) vSphere
9 10 (1.36%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.81%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.81%) XenServer
12 4 (0.54%) NFS
12 4 (0.54%) vCloud
12 4 (0.54%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.14%) Firmware
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 138 (18.72%) SCCM
2 16 (2.17%) SCOM
3 12 (1.63%) WSUS
4 10 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.68%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.68%) DameWare
5 5 (0.68%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.54%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (0.41%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.41%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.27%) Puppet
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 392 (53.19%) Microsoft
2 168 (22.80%) Citrix
3 133 (18.05%) VMware
4 63 (8.55%) Cisco
5 57 (7.73%) Apple
6 51 (6.92%) HP
7 31 (4.21%) Lotus
8 25 (3.39%) Juniper
9 18 (2.44%) Remedy
10 17 (2.31%) LANDesk
11 15 (2.04%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.90%) Symantec
13 13 (1.76%) Dell
14 11 (1.49%) Google
15 10 (1.36%) Oracle
15 10 (1.36%) Reuters
16 9 (1.22%) Adobe
17 8 (1.09%) AppSense
18 7 (0.95%) EMC
18 7 (0.95%) IBM
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