Period
to 24 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 6 months to 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 546 533 471
Rank change year-on-year -13 -62 -113
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 293 340 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 1.76% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 198 236
England median daily rate £165 £200 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.60% +21.36% -17.50%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £105
90th Percentile £403 £456 £404
UK median daily rate £165 £205 £165
% change year-on-year -19.51% +24.24% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 76 63
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -1.98% -1.94%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.96 £10.53
90th Percentile £19.55 £22.50 £20.20
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.88% +4.00% -7.58%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17,549 19,267 17,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.16% 20.80% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,187 12,290 11,042
England median daily rate £438 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 1,186 1,040
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +1.90% -1.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £17.16 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.91% +3.03% -2.94%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 24 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 109 £200 -11.11% 2
South West +9 53 £128 -1.92% 7
North of England +16 48 £263 +26.51% 6
South East -19 40 £185 +10.45% 4
North West +17 27 £379 +51.50% 3
East of England +6 27 £150 +1.35% 2
Yorkshire -1 21 £188 +9.49% 2
Midlands -35 15 £150 -33.33% 3
West Midlands -24 8 £148 -9.23% 3
East Midlands -17 7 £150 -36.84%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 238 (81.23%) Windows 7
3 174 (59.39%) Microsoft
4 152 (51.88%) Active Directory
5 147 (50.17%) Windows 10
6 122 (41.64%) Office 365
7 100 (34.13%) Microsoft Office
8 71 (24.23%) Windows XP
9 57 (19.45%) VMware
10 53 (18.09%) Windows Server
11 50 (17.06%) SCCM
12 46 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (14.33%) ITIL
14 38 (12.97%) Citrix
15 36 (12.29%) DNS
15 36 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (11.26%) Remote Desktop
16 33 (11.26%) MS Exchange
16 33 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (10.92%) SLA
18 29 (9.90%) DHCP
19 27 (9.22%) Finance
19 27 (9.22%) Migration
19 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (8.87%) Firewall
21 25 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (8.53%) C#
22 24 (8.19%) Android
22 24 (8.19%) Apple
23 23 (7.85%) Service Management

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 33 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.10%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.05%) IIS
6 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.37%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) Apache
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) Totara
Applications
1 100 (34.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 122 (41.64%) Office 365
2 22 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.71%) IaaS
5 4 (1.37%) PaaS
5 4 (1.37%) SaaS
6 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.68%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.29%) DNS
2 33 (11.26%) Remote Desktop
3 29 (9.90%) DHCP
4 26 (8.87%) Firewall
5 20 (6.83%) VPN
6 19 (6.48%) WAN
7 18 (6.14%) LAN
8 13 (4.44%) Wireless
9 12 (4.10%) Skype
9 12 (4.10%) TCP/IP
9 12 (4.10%) VoIP
10 11 (3.75%) Internet
11 7 (2.39%) Network Security
11 7 (2.39%) VLAN
11 7 (2.39%) WLAN
12 5 (1.71%) MPLS
12 5 (1.71%) SAN
12 5 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.02%) WebEx
14 2 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Power BI
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (6.14%) MSI
2 13 (4.44%) AdminStudio
3 11 (3.75%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (1.71%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.02%) Hudson
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.34%) JIRA
7 1 (0.34%) Subversion
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 27 (9.22%) Finance
2 12 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.75%) Billing
4 9 (3.07%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.07%) Marketing
5 7 (2.39%) Electronics
6 6 (2.05%) Retail
7 2 (0.68%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (29.35%) Support Engineer
2 71 (24.23%) Desktop Engineer
3 63 (21.50%) Desktop Support
4 50 (17.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 42 (14.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 40 (13.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (12.63%) Windows Engineer
8 32 (10.92%) Analyst
9 27 (9.22%) IT Engineer
9 27 (9.22%) IT Support
10 25 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (6.83%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 20 (6.83%) IT Support Engineer
11 20 (6.83%) Service Analyst
11 20 (6.83%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (6.48%) Applications Packager
13 15 (5.12%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (5.12%) Windows Support Engineer
14 13 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
14 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.78%) .NET
1 14 (4.78%) .NET Framework
2 11 (3.75%) OCX
3 3 (1.02%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.02%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) Cocoa
4 1 (0.34%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) LDAP
4 1 (0.34%) REST
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
4 1 (0.34%) Spring
4 1 (0.34%) Universal Windows Platform
4 1 (0.34%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (7.17%) iPhone
2 11 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.07%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.07%) iPad
4 8 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.39%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.71%) User Experience
7 4 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.37%) NHS
7 4 (1.37%) Replication
7 4 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.02%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 238 (81.23%) Windows 7
3 147 (50.17%) Windows 10
4 71 (24.23%) Windows XP
5 53 (18.09%) Windows Server
6 36 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (8.19%) Android
9 19 (6.48%) Linux
10 18 (6.14%) Apple iOS
11 14 (4.78%) Mac OS
12 13 (4.44%) Mac OS X
13 12 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (3.07%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.71%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.71%) Windows NT
16 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (1.02%) VMS
18 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.33%) ITIL
2 27 (9.22%) Migration
2 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (7.85%) Service Management
4 19 (6.48%) Application Packaging
5 14 (4.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (4.44%) Digital Signal Processing
6 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (4.44%) Signal Processing
6 13 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (4.10%) Application Virtualisation
7 12 (4.10%) Personalization
8 11 (3.75%) Software Testing
8 11 (3.75%) Time Management
8 11 (3.75%) Visualisation
8 11 (3.75%) Workflow
9 10 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.41%) ITSM
10 8 (2.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 8 (2.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.53%) C#
2 14 (4.78%) C
2 14 (4.78%) C++
2 14 (4.78%) C++/CLI
3 12 (4.10%) VB
3 12 (4.10%) VBScript
4 10 (3.41%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.41%) SQL
5 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.44%) MCSE
3 11 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.39%) A+ Certification
4 7 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.39%) MCSA
5 6 (2.05%) MCP
6 5 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.37%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.37%) Degree
8 3 (1.02%) ACSP
8 3 (1.02%) ACTC
8 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) CCNA
9 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.92%) SLA
2 14 (4.78%) QA
3 5 (1.71%) PMO
4 2 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 152 (51.88%) Active Directory
2 46 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (6.83%) XenApp
4 13 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.37%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.68%) vSphere
11 1 (0.34%) vCloud
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (17.06%) SCCM
2 9 (3.07%) vCenter Server
3 7 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.05%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (1.37%) SCOM
5 4 (1.37%) WSUS
6 3 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.34%) Puppet
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 174 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 57 (19.45%) VMware
3 38 (12.97%) Citrix
4 24 (8.19%) Apple
5 21 (7.17%) HP
6 18 (6.14%) Cisco
7 14 (4.78%) Wyse
8 12 (4.10%) Xerox
9 11 (3.75%) Ivanti
10 9 (3.07%) Dell
11 7 (2.39%) Samsung
11 7 (2.39%) SAP
11 7 (2.39%) Veritas
12 6 (2.05%) Altiris
12 6 (2.05%) Sophos
13 5 (1.71%) Novell
14 4 (1.37%) Lotus
14 4 (1.37%) Symantec
15 3 (1.02%) CA
15 3 (1.02%) Clearswift