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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 310 275 388
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +113
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 367 386 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.71% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.03% 3.13% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 195 95
Average daily rate
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£190 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.00 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -29.11%

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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -26 349 £190 -27.96% 145
London -21 134 £190 -30.90% 56
South East -10 82 £231 -7.50% 37
City of London -8 37 £180 -35.82% 14
North West -10 33 £213 -34.61% 14
South West -1 29 £150 -36.84% 6
East of England -9 23 £300 +25.00% 9
Berkshire +5 22 £168 -48.46% 8
Oxfordshire -18 22 £128 -42.04% 2
West Midlands -1 20 £220 -26.78% 6
Yorkshire -12 16 £130 - 9
Gloucestershire +13 14 £150 -
Manchester +2 14 £475 +58.33% 7
East Midlands +1 14 £225 -10.00% 8
Surrey 0 13 £343 +185.41% 4
Oxford -14 11 £128 -42.04% 1
Birmingham +7 10 £150 -57.14% 3
Hampshire -12 10 £369 +55.26% 3
Reading -10 9 £375 +25.00% 4
West Yorkshire -16 9 £175 - 5
Essex -2 8 £325 +71.05% 1
Bristol +3 7 £165 -45.00% 2
Cheshire -8 7 £163 -38.09% 2
Scotland -10 7 £144 +30.68% 3
Norfolk +1 6 £338 +7.14%
West Sussex -2 6 £200 -46.66% 6
South Yorkshire -3 5 £120 - 1
Merseyside -7 5 £135 - 3
Norwich +15 4 £475 +50.79%
Somerset +5 4 - - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 768 (100.00%) Windows
2 492 (64.06%) Windows 7
3 388 (50.52%) Active Directory
4 341 (44.40%) Microsoft
5 249 (32.42%) MS Office
6 217 (28.26%) Windows XP
7 194 (25.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 188 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 173 (22.53%) VMware
10 158 (20.57%) MS Exchange
11 152 (19.79%) MS Excel
12 147 (19.14%) SCCM
13 140 (18.23%) Citrix
14 117 (15.23%) ITIL
15 100 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 92 (11.98%) DNS
17 87 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
18 84 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 81 (10.55%) DHCP
20 80 (10.42%) LAN
21 79 (10.29%) TCP/IP
22 75 (9.77%) SQL Server
23 74 (9.64%) SLA
24 71 (9.24%) Migration
25 69 (8.98%) SQL
26 68 (8.85%) Cisco
27 65 (8.46%) WAN
27 65 (8.46%) Linux
28 64 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
29 63 (8.20%) Firewall

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.57%) MS Exchange
2 64 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (7.03%) Lync
4 49 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 41 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (2.99%) IIS
8 17 (2.21%) IBM Notes
9 15 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.52%) Node.js
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle UPK
13 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.26%) CMS
15 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 249 (32.42%) MS Office
2 152 (19.79%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.39%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 57 (7.42%) Office 365
2 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.91%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.52%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Taleo
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.98%) DNS
2 81 (10.55%) DHCP
3 80 (10.42%) LAN
4 79 (10.29%) TCP/IP
5 65 (8.46%) WAN
6 63 (8.20%) Firewall
7 52 (6.77%) SAN
8 37 (4.82%) VPN
9 29 (3.78%) Wireless
10 26 (3.39%) Internet
11 22 (2.86%) IPv4
11 22 (2.86%) VLAN
12 19 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (2.34%) VoIP
14 17 (2.21%) NAS
15 14 (1.82%) iSCSI
16 13 (1.69%) ADSL
16 13 (1.69%) Intranet
17 10 (1.30%) Network Security
17 10 (1.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.47%) MySQL
3 12 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.78%) SSDT
6 6 (0.78%) FileMaker
7 5 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (3.26%) MSI
2 18 (2.34%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.43%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.30%) Subversion
5 8 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.04%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.91%) MSBuild
6 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.78%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.65%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.52%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 40 (5.21%) Finance
2 16 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.69%) Retail
4 10 (1.30%) Law
4 10 (1.30%) Marketing
5 9 (1.17%) Legal
5 9 (1.17%) Back Office
6 7 (0.91%) Advertising
7 6 (0.78%) Banking
7 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.65%) Electronics
9 4 (0.52%) Publishing
9 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.39%) French Language
11 2 (0.26%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 170 (22.14%) Analyst
2 129 (16.80%) Support Engineer
3 98 (12.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 84 (10.94%) Support Analyst
5 83 (10.81%) Desktop Support
6 67 (8.72%) Desktop Engineer
7 62 (8.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 62 (8.07%) Service Analyst
8 44 (5.73%) IT Support
9 40 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 36 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 34 (4.43%) Deployment Engineer
12 33 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
13 32 (4.17%) Administrator
14 30 (3.91%) Developer
15 29 (3.78%) Desktop Analyst
16 24 (3.13%) Project Manager
17 23 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 22 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
18 22 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.99%) .NET
2 18 (2.34%) Application Packaging
3 9 (1.17%) Web Services
4 6 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.78%) LINQ
5 5 (0.65%) SOAP
5 5 (0.65%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.52%) HTML
6 4 (0.52%) CSS
6 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.52%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.52%) REST
7 3 (0.39%) jQuery
8 2 (0.26%) WPF
8 2 (0.26%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.26%) XSLT
8 2 (0.26%) Flash
8 2 (0.26%) XML
8 2 (0.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.81%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 25 (3.26%) iPad
5 24 (3.13%) iPhone
6 22 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 22 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 15 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.69%) NHS
8 13 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.17%) Replication
11 8 (1.04%) E-Learning
11 8 (1.04%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.04%) User Experience
12 7 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.78%) Clustering
14 4 (0.52%) VLE
14 4 (0.52%) EPoS
14 4 (0.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 768 (100.00%) Windows
2 492 (64.06%) Windows 7
3 217 (28.26%) Windows XP
4 194 (25.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 188 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (13.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (8.46%) Linux
8 55 (7.16%) Android
9 45 (5.86%) Apple iOS
10 35 (4.56%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.39%) Windows Vista
12 24 (3.13%) Ubuntu
13 16 (2.08%) UNIX
14 13 (1.69%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.43%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.17%) CentOS
16 9 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.91%) BlackBerry OS
18 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
18 6 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.23%) ITIL
2 71 (9.24%) Migration
3 35 (4.56%) Incident Management
4 34 (4.43%) Project Management
5 26 (3.39%) Service Management
5 26 (3.39%) Service Delivery
6 21 (2.73%) Asset Management
7 20 (2.60%) Programme Management
7 20 (2.60%) Change Management
8 19 (2.47%) PRINCE2
9 18 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (2.21%) IT Asset Management
11 16 (2.08%) Problem Management
12 15 (1.95%) Data Protection
13 14 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (1.82%) Configuration Management
14 11 (1.43%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (1.43%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (1.43%) Logistics
14 11 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 69 (8.98%) SQL
2 46 (5.99%) PowerShell
3 30 (3.91%) C#
4 19 (2.47%) Perl
5 15 (1.95%) Python
6 14 (1.82%) C++
7 11 (1.43%) Java
8 9 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.04%) VBScript
10 7 (0.91%) VB
11 6 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.78%) C++/CLI
12 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.65%) VBA
12 5 (0.65%) C
13 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.39%) XAML
15 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 87 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (7.68%) MCSE
3 47 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 40 (5.21%) MCSA
5 29 (3.78%) MCP
6 27 (3.52%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.60%) CCNA
8 20 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.34%) Degree
10 17 (2.21%) MCITP
11 16 (2.08%) MCTS
12 12 (1.56%) MCDST
13 10 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.04%) CCNP
14 8 (1.04%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.39%) RHCE
17 3 (0.39%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.64%) SLA
2 15 (1.95%) QA
3 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 388 (50.52%) Active Directory
2 84 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.43%) vSphere
5 29 (3.78%) XenApp
6 25 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.08%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 12 (1.56%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.91%) XenServer
12 3 (0.39%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.26%) UAG
13 2 (0.26%) KVM
13 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
14 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 147 (19.14%) SCCM
2 13 (1.69%) SCOM
3 12 (1.56%) Puppet
3 12 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 11 (1.43%) ZABBIX
4 11 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.04%) WSUS
6 7 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.78%) DameWare
8 4 (0.52%) Nagios
8 4 (0.52%) Cacti
8 4 (0.52%) SmokePing
8 4 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.39%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.39%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 341 (44.40%) Microsoft
2 173 (22.53%) VMware
3 140 (18.23%) Citrix
4 68 (8.85%) Cisco
5 48 (6.25%) Apple
6 33 (4.30%) HP
7 31 (4.04%) Oracle
8 30 (3.91%) Remedy
9 26 (3.39%) Dell
10 20 (2.60%) LANDesk
11 19 (2.47%) Lotus
12 16 (2.08%) Symantec
13 15 (1.95%) McAfee
14 14 (1.82%) Sophos
14 14 (1.82%) Adobe
15 13 (1.69%) Veeam
16 12 (1.56%) Google
17 10 (1.30%) Bloomberg
18 9 (1.17%) SAP
18 9 (1.17%) Juniper
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Project Recruit
Rate: From £17.02 to £19.08 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Greater Manchester
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking, Surrey, Ripley
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago