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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 280 307 408
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +101
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 399 330 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.60% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 2.74% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 160 70
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £220 £283
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -22.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 36 10
Average hourly rate £16.20 £15.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -42.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £22.25 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -42.72%

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
12283 12057 10127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.09% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6970 6761 5434
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1037 985
Average hourly rate £16.06 £16.20 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.16 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 +15 354 £225 -20.07% 181
London +48 155 £225 -35.25% 64
South East -49 58 £290 +31.81% 34
South West +44 42 £150 -11.76% 11
City of London +36 34 £258 -28.96% 19
Scotland +11 28 £140 -12.50% 8
North West -11 28 £225 -41.55% 21
East of England +5 21 £140 -30.00% 9
East Midlands +11 19 £239 +8.52% 13
West Midlands -1 18 £130 -66.45% 8
Berkshire -21 18 £350 +8.10% 5
Hampshire +5 15 £290 +61.11% 7
Merseyside -7 12 £225 - 4
Yorkshire -23 12 £140 -54.83% 20
Reading -13 11 £375 +57.89% 3
Oxfordshire -21 11 £203 +68.75% 5
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £104 - 3
Dorset - 9 £305 - 1
Liverpool -3 8 £225 - 4
Oxford -17 8 £220 +83.33% 2
Cornwall - 8 £130 -
Edinburgh 0 7 £320 +100.00% 1
Aberdeen - 7 £200 - 1
Peterborough - 7 £104 -
Leicestershire +12 6 £263 +17.97% 2
Lancashire +8 6 - - 1
Wiltshire +6 6 £375 +120.58% 3
Basingstoke +5 6 £290 - 1
Surrey -2 6 £365 +92.10% 8
South Yorkshire -4 6 £120 -70.00% 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 706 (100.00%) Windows
2 456 (64.59%) Windows 7
3 376 (53.26%) Active Directory
4 307 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 220 (31.16%) MS Office
6 191 (27.05%) Windows XP
7 181 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 152 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 143 (20.25%) Citrix
10 142 (20.11%) MS Exchange
11 141 (19.97%) SCCM
12 133 (18.84%) VMware
13 132 (18.70%) ITIL
14 127 (17.99%) MS Excel
15 94 (13.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 71 (10.06%) Migration
17 69 (9.77%) TCP/IP
18 68 (9.63%) SQL
19 67 (9.49%) DNS
19 67 (9.49%) SLA
20 66 (9.35%) Security Cleared
21 64 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
22 62 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
23 61 (8.64%) LAN
24 60 (8.50%) Cisco
25 58 (8.22%) DHCP
26 55 (7.79%) Firewall
27 51 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
28 48 (6.80%) Apple
28 48 (6.80%) Linux

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 142 (20.11%) MS Exchange
2 64 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.52%) Lync
3 39 (5.52%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (3.26%) IIS
6 22 (3.12%) IBM Notes
7 20 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.27%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.28%) Apache
15 2 (0.28%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 220 (31.16%) MS Office
2 127 (17.99%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.71%) assyst
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.23%) Office 365
2 8 (1.13%) Google Apps
3 7 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.42%) IaaS
5 3 (0.42%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.77%) TCP/IP
2 67 (9.49%) DNS
3 61 (8.64%) LAN
4 58 (8.22%) DHCP
5 55 (7.79%) Firewall
6 40 (5.67%) VPN
7 39 (5.52%) WAN
8 30 (4.25%) SAN
9 22 (3.12%) VoIP
10 21 (2.97%) Wireless
11 20 (2.83%) Internet
12 14 (1.98%) VLAN
13 12 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.42%) Intranet
15 9 (1.27%) ADSL
15 9 (1.27%) NAS
16 8 (1.13%) Network Security
16 8 (1.13%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.13%) LDAP
17 7 (0.99%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.98%) MySQL
3 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.85%) FileMaker
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.14%) EDMS
8 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (2.97%) Visual Studio
1 21 (2.97%) MSI
2 9 (1.27%) InstallShield
2 9 (1.27%) Subversion
3 7 (0.99%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.57%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.42%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 45 (6.37%) Finance
2 18 (2.55%) Legal
3 17 (2.41%) Law
4 12 (1.70%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.70%) Banking
5 10 (1.42%) Marketing
6 9 (1.27%) Advertising
6 9 (1.27%) Back Office
7 7 (0.99%) Retail
8 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.71%) French Language
9 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 150 (21.25%) Analyst
2 111 (15.72%) Support Engineer
3 92 (13.03%) Desktop Support
4 81 (11.47%) Support Analyst
5 72 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 49 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 46 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 46 (6.52%) Service Analyst
8 42 (5.95%) IT Support
9 35 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
10 34 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 32 (4.53%) Deployment Engineer
12 31 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (4.25%) Developer
14 26 (3.68%) Desktop Analyst
15 23 (3.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 22 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
17 20 (2.83%) Team Leader
17 20 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 19 (2.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.12%) .NET
2 18 (2.55%) Application Packaging
3 10 (1.42%) Web Services
4 8 (1.13%) HTML
4 8 (1.13%) SOAP
5 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.85%) CSS
5 6 (0.85%) REST
6 5 (0.71%) Flash
6 5 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.57%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.57%) LINQ
7 4 (0.57%) jQuery
7 4 (0.57%) XML
8 3 (0.42%) XSLT
8 3 (0.42%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.28%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.09%) Blackberry
2 34 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.26%) iPad
4 21 (2.97%) iPhone
5 19 (2.69%) Fat Client
5 19 (2.69%) Thin Client
6 15 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.84%) NHS
9 11 (1.56%) User Experience
10 9 (1.27%) FMCG
10 9 (1.27%) Open Source
11 8 (1.13%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.71%) Clustering
12 5 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.71%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.57%) SecurID
13 4 (0.57%) PKI
13 4 (0.57%) Statistics
13 4 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 706 (100.00%) Windows
2 456 (64.59%) Windows 7
3 191 (27.05%) Windows XP
4 181 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 152 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (13.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (6.80%) Linux
8 42 (5.95%) Android
9 37 (5.24%) Apple iOS
10 27 (3.82%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.68%) Windows Vista
12 16 (2.27%) UNIX
13 12 (1.70%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.42%) Windows Phone
14 10 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.42%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.99%) Mac OS X Server
16 7 (0.99%) Solaris
16 7 (0.99%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (18.70%) ITIL
2 71 (10.06%) Migration
3 38 (5.38%) Project Management
4 27 (3.82%) Service Delivery
5 26 (3.68%) Service Management
6 22 (3.12%) Change Management
6 22 (3.12%) Incident Management
7 21 (2.97%) Problem Management
8 16 (2.27%) PRINCE2
9 15 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (1.70%) Configuration Management
10 12 (1.70%) Mobile Device Management
11 11 (1.56%) Customer Engagement
11 11 (1.56%) Software Engineering
12 10 (1.42%) Asset Management
12 10 (1.42%) MVC
12 10 (1.42%) Coaching
12 10 (1.42%) Mobile Development
13 8 (1.13%) Software Distribution
13 8 (1.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 68 (9.63%) SQL
2 47 (6.66%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.25%) C#
4 21 (2.97%) VB
5 17 (2.41%) VBScript
6 14 (1.98%) Perl
7 12 (1.70%) C++
7 12 (1.70%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.42%) C
9 8 (1.13%) Python
9 8 (1.13%) Java
10 6 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.57%) VBA
13 3 (0.42%) XAML
13 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.28%) PHP
15 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (6.37%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.39%) MCSE
5 27 (3.82%) Degree
6 23 (3.26%) CCNA
6 23 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.41%) MCSA
7 17 (2.41%) MCP
8 15 (2.12%) MCITP
9 14 (1.98%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.70%) MCTS
11 10 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.13%) RHCE
13 7 (0.99%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.99%) RHCA
13 7 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.85%) MCDST
14 6 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (9.49%) SLA
2 5 (0.71%) COBIT
3 4 (0.57%) QA
4 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 376 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 62 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.25%) XenApp
5 28 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (2.83%) vSphere
7 18 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.70%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.71%) XenServer
12 4 (0.57%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.57%) KVM
12 4 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.28%) UAG
15 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 141 (19.97%) SCCM
2 14 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (1.84%) WSUS
4 12 (1.70%) SCOM
5 10 (1.42%) AirWatch
6 9 (1.27%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (1.13%) Puppet
8 6 (0.85%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.71%) DameWare
10 4 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.42%) Nessus
12 2 (0.28%) Cacti
12 2 (0.28%) Nagios
12 2 (0.28%) SCSM
12 2 (0.28%) Casper Suite
12 2 (0.28%) FreeIPA
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Intune
12 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 307 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 143 (20.25%) Citrix
3 133 (18.84%) VMware
4 60 (8.50%) Cisco
5 48 (6.80%) Apple
6 28 (3.97%) Remedy
7 26 (3.68%) HP
8 24 (3.40%) Lotus
9 23 (3.26%) Oracle
10 20 (2.83%) McAfee
11 19 (2.69%) Symantec
11 19 (2.69%) LANDesk
11 19 (2.69%) Adobe
12 18 (2.55%) Bloomberg
13 15 (2.12%) Reuters
14 13 (1.84%) Dell
14 13 (1.84%) Google
15 12 (1.70%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.42%) Sophos
17 8 (1.13%) Wyse
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Talent Analytix
Posted: 15 hours ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £315.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fife
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago