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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 358 349 329
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 308 345 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 2.76% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 170 166
Median daily rate £189 £200 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £200 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 75 65
Median hourly rate £14.45 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £32.00 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%

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
11403 12489 12681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 21.42% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7252 7369 7217
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 978 1071
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 293 £200 - 102
London +20 128 £200 +2.56% 26
South East -34 49 £158 -44.49% 39
West Midlands -2 33 £400 +81.81%
East of England +12 28 £425 +112.50% 9
North West +2 27 £188 -13.79% 11
City of London +27 20 £425 +136.11% 5
Colchester +4 19 £425 - 1
Essex +2 19 £425 +30.76% 1
Surrey +8 13 £155 -58.80% 8
Birmingham -4 13 £400 +81.81%
Manchester -5 12 £181 -48.94% 5
South West -3 10 £225 +50.00% 5
Oxfordshire -15 10 £313 +6.38% 3
Cheshire +11 9 £215 +32.30% 3
Berkshire +5 9 £119 -11.85% 7
Hampshire +8 8 £159 -38.55% 13
Warwickshire -1 8 £126 -
East Midlands -6 8 £160 -32.63% 3
Wales +29 7 £125 -
Bristol -3 7 £225 -14.28% 1
Scotland +11 6 £131 -30.35% 1
North East -15 6 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -15 6 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 6 - - 1
Shropshire - 6 £450 -
Telford - 6 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +25 5 - - 4
Reading +16 5 £113 -2.17%
Merseyside +9 5 - - 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 626 (100.00%) Windows
2 439 (70.13%) Windows 7
3 437 (69.81%) Active Directory
4 322 (51.44%) Microsoft
5 290 (46.33%) MS Office
6 182 (29.07%) Windows 10
7 165 (26.36%) MS Excel
8 163 (26.04%) Windows Server
9 158 (25.24%) Citrix
10 142 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 123 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 122 (19.49%) SCCM
13 117 (18.69%) Windows XP
14 109 (17.41%) VMware
15 103 (16.45%) ITIL
16 96 (15.34%) MS Exchange
17 95 (15.18%) Office 365
18 65 (10.38%) PowerShell
19 63 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
20 60 (9.58%) SLA
21 55 (8.79%) XenApp
21 55 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
22 54 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
23 52 (8.31%) Cisco
23 52 (8.31%) Security Cleared
24 51 (8.15%) DNS
24 51 (8.15%) DHCP
25 47 (7.51%) TCP/IP
25 47 (7.51%) Apple
25 47 (7.51%) Linux

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 96 (15.34%) MS Exchange
2 55 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (7.19%) SharePoint
4 41 (6.55%) Skype for Business
5 39 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (5.27%) IBM Notes
7 18 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.40%) IIS
10 14 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.80%) Apache
14 4 (0.64%) Documentum
14 4 (0.64%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.16%) CloudStack
Applications
1 290 (46.33%) MS Office
2 165 (26.36%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 95 (15.18%) Office 365
2 20 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.40%) Google Apps
4 8 (1.28%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.32%) IaaS
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.15%) DHCP
1 51 (8.15%) DNS
2 47 (7.51%) TCP/IP
3 44 (7.03%) LAN
4 43 (6.87%) Firewall
5 41 (6.55%) VPN
6 39 (6.23%) WAN
7 34 (5.43%) Internet
8 24 (3.83%) SAN
9 16 (2.56%) VoIP
10 15 (2.40%) SSL
10 15 (2.40%) Wireless
11 14 (2.24%) Intranet
12 12 (1.92%) Skype
13 11 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.76%) IPsec
13 11 (1.76%) IPv4
14 10 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.80%) MySQL
6 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.32%) SSDT
8 2 (0.32%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.80%) MSI
2 4 (0.64%) Axure RP
2 4 (0.64%) Subversion
3 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.32%) JIRA
4 2 (0.32%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.32%) NuGet
4 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.32%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.16%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.16%) YourKit
General
1 41 (6.55%) Finance
2 16 (2.56%) Banking
3 11 (1.76%) Publishing
4 10 (1.60%) Legal
4 10 (1.60%) Retail
5 8 (1.28%) French Language
6 7 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.96%) Advertising
7 6 (0.96%) Dutch Language
7 6 (0.96%) German Language
7 6 (0.96%) Marketing
8 5 (0.80%) Law
9 4 (0.64%) Back Office
9 4 (0.64%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.64%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.48%) Electronics
10 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 222 (35.46%) Analyst
2 131 (20.93%) Support Engineer
3 112 (17.89%) Support Analyst
4 97 (15.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 87 (13.90%) Desktop Support
6 83 (13.26%) Service Analyst
7 82 (13.10%) Desktop Engineer
8 80 (12.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 73 (11.66%) IT Support
10 63 (10.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 60 (9.58%) Help Desk Analyst
12 54 (8.63%) Help Desk Support
12 54 (8.63%) IT Analyst
13 48 (7.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 46 (7.35%) Windows Support Analyst
15 45 (7.19%) Active Directory Support
16 44 (7.03%) Windows Engineer
17 41 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 41 (6.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
18 39 (6.23%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.88%) HTML
2 13 (2.08%) CSS
2 13 (2.08%) HTML5
3 12 (1.92%) .NET
4 8 (1.28%) WinForms
5 6 (0.96%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.80%) WPF
7 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.64%) SAPUI5
7 4 (0.64%) XSLT
8 2 (0.32%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.32%) Web Services
8 2 (0.32%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.16%) EDI
9 1 (0.16%) JSON
9 1 (0.16%) Qt
9 1 (0.16%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.16%) XML
9 1 (0.16%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.59%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.47%) Smartphone
3 26 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.56%) iPhone
6 15 (2.40%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.40%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.24%) PKI
8 13 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.28%) iPad
11 8 (1.28%) User Experience
12 6 (0.96%) BYOD
12 6 (0.96%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.80%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 626 (100.00%) Windows
2 439 (70.13%) Windows 7
3 182 (29.07%) Windows 10
4 163 (26.04%) Windows Server
5 142 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 123 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (18.69%) Windows XP
8 47 (7.51%) Linux
9 46 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (6.23%) Android
11 32 (5.11%) Apple iOS
12 27 (4.31%) Mac OS X
12 27 (4.31%) Windows Vista
13 23 (3.67%) Mac OS
14 21 (3.35%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.12%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.80%) Unix
18 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (16.45%) ITIL
2 44 (7.03%) Incident Management
3 43 (6.87%) Migration
4 25 (3.99%) Service Management
5 21 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (3.35%) Information Security
5 21 (3.35%) Project Management
6 19 (3.04%) Service Delivery
7 16 (2.56%) Change Management
7 16 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (2.40%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.24%) Software Deployment
10 12 (1.92%) ITSM
10 12 (1.92%) Time Management
11 11 (1.76%) CRM
11 11 (1.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 10 (1.60%) Patch Management
13 9 (1.44%) PRINCE2
13 9 (1.44%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.38%) PowerShell
2 24 (3.83%) SQL
3 23 (3.67%) VBScript
4 15 (2.40%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.08%) C#
5 13 (2.08%) XAML
6 11 (1.76%) C
7 10 (1.60%) VB
8 8 (1.28%) ECMAScript
8 8 (1.28%) Python
8 8 (1.28%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.12%) Java
10 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.64%) ABAP
12 4 (0.64%) C++
13 3 (0.48%) PHP
13 3 (0.48%) VBA
14 2 (0.32%) Pascal
14 2 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (8.31%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.63%) MCSE
5 25 (3.99%) Degree
6 22 (3.51%) MCSA
7 18 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.56%) MCP
9 12 (1.92%) CCNP
9 12 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.60%) MCTS
11 9 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.44%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.28%) CCA
12 8 (1.28%) CCNA
13 7 (1.12%) MCITP
14 6 (0.96%) CISSP
14 6 (0.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.58%) SLA
2 8 (1.28%) QA
3 6 (0.96%) GPG13
3 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 437 (69.81%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (8.79%) XenApp
4 47 (7.51%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.79%) XenDesktop
6 24 (3.83%) BitLocker
7 22 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (2.56%) vSphere
9 7 (1.12%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.96%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.96%) Xen
11 4 (0.64%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.48%) XenServer
13 1 (0.16%) Samba
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 122 (19.49%) SCCM
2 21 (3.35%) SCOM
3 18 (2.88%) WSUS
4 11 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (0.96%) ArcSight ESM
6 6 (0.96%) Casper Suite
6 6 (0.96%) DameWare
7 5 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.64%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.48%) SCSM
10 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.16%) OpenView
11 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 322 (51.44%) Microsoft
2 158 (25.24%) Citrix
3 109 (17.41%) VMware
4 52 (8.31%) Cisco
5 47 (7.51%) Apple
6 39 (6.23%) HP
7 33 (5.27%) Lotus
8 23 (3.67%) Dell
9 22 (3.51%) Oracle
10 19 (3.04%) Google
10 19 (3.04%) Symantec
11 14 (2.24%) Intel Security
11 14 (2.24%) Wyse
12 11 (1.76%) Juniper
13 10 (1.60%) AppSense
14 9 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.44%) LANDesk
14 9 (1.44%) Sophos
15 8 (1.28%) Mitel
16 7 (1.12%) Remedy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago