Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 521 505 440
Rank change year-on-year -16 -65 -98
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 351 363 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% 1.91% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 198 284
England median daily rate £175 £178 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -2.74% -3.95%
10th Percentile £113 £106 £110
90th Percentile £438 £429 £475
UK median daily rate £175 £175 £175
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 86 127
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -7.81% +4.85%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.51 £10.70
90th Percentile £26.25 £20.19 £19.91
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.78% -7.81% +3.23%

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 19,589 18,978 21,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.94% 20.77% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,193 12,123 13,745
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +4.99%
10th Percentile £169 £180 £205
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,368 1,144 1,186
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.56
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% +6.06% -

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 +13 153 £175 +20.69% 32
South East -26 65 £190 - 24
East of England +17 39 £170 +30.77% 6
North of England -30 38 £213 +23.19% 17
Midlands -31 32 £138 -8.33% 16
North West -17 23 £160 +28.00% 9
East Midlands +13 22 £196 +30.83% 7
South West -52 22 £150 -57.14% 16
Yorkshire -23 10 £238 +1.06% 8
West Midlands -33 10 £138 -8.33% 9
North East +5 5 £230 +15.00%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 351 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (78.35%) Windows 7
3 208 (59.26%) Active Directory
4 186 (52.99%) Microsoft
4 186 (52.99%) Windows 10
5 125 (35.61%) Office 365
6 118 (33.62%) Microsoft Office
7 79 (22.51%) Windows Server
8 72 (20.51%) VMware
9 62 (17.66%) ITIL
10 61 (17.38%) SCCM
11 60 (17.09%) Citrix
12 58 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 49 (13.96%) Apple iOS
13 49 (13.96%) Finance
14 48 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 45 (12.82%) MS Exchange
16 44 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (11.97%) DNS
18 42 (11.97%) LAN
19 38 (10.83%) Apple
19 38 (10.83%) Cisco
19 38 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 35 (9.97%) Mac OS
21 34 (9.69%) WAN
22 32 (9.12%) Windows XP
23 31 (8.83%) HP
24 30 (8.55%) Android
24 30 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure

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 45 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.55%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.42%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.14%) Totara
9 3 (0.85%) Confluence
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 118 (33.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.85%) InVision
3 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Line 50
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 125 (35.61%) Office 365
2 30 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.99%) IaaS
4 7 (1.99%) OneDrive
4 7 (1.99%) PaaS
5 4 (1.14%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.28%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.97%) DNS
1 42 (11.97%) LAN
2 34 (9.69%) WAN
3 24 (6.84%) DHCP
4 22 (6.27%) Skype
5 17 (4.84%) Firewall
5 17 (4.84%) VPN
6 15 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (4.27%) WLAN
7 12 (3.42%) Internet
7 12 (3.42%) TCP/IP
8 11 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.85%) VoIP
10 6 (1.71%) SAN
11 5 (1.42%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.14%) 3G
12 4 (1.14%) Network Security
12 4 (1.14%) SMTP
12 4 (1.14%) VLAN
13 3 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.28%) MS Access
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.56%) Xcode
3 6 (1.71%) Subversion
4 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.85%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.85%) JIRA
4 3 (0.85%) MSI
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (13.96%) Finance
2 15 (4.27%) Retail
3 14 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.70%) Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Advertising
5 5 (1.42%) Law
6 4 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.85%) French Language
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (26.78%) Support Engineer
2 90 (25.64%) Desktop Support
3 88 (25.07%) Analyst
4 61 (17.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 56 (15.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (14.53%) IT Support
7 48 (13.68%) Service Analyst
7 48 (13.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 45 (12.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 40 (11.40%) Support Analyst
10 31 (8.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 28 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 26 (7.41%) IT Engineer
13 25 (7.12%) 1st Line Support
14 24 (6.84%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (5.98%) Developer
15 21 (5.98%) IT Analyst
16 20 (5.70%) Help Desk Support
17 16 (4.56%) IT Support Analyst
17 16 (4.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.70%) HTML
2 11 (3.13%) .NET
2 11 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.71%) Cocoa
3 6 (1.71%) JSON
3 6 (1.71%) REST
3 6 (1.71%) SOAP
3 6 (1.71%) Web Services
3 6 (1.71%) XML
4 4 (1.14%) CSS
4 4 (1.14%) Middleware
5 3 (0.85%) CarPlay
5 3 (0.85%) Core Animation
5 3 (0.85%) iOS SDK
5 3 (0.85%) Protocol Buffers
5 3 (0.85%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 26 (7.41%) iPhone
4 20 (5.70%) Blackberry
5 15 (4.27%) User Experience
6 11 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.85%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.85%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.28%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.28%) iPad
9 7 (1.99%) Fintech
10 6 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.14%) CMDB
12 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.85%) Animation
13 3 (0.85%) NHS
13 3 (0.85%) Replication
13 3 (0.85%) Vector Graphics
13 3 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 351 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (78.35%) Windows 7
3 186 (52.99%) Windows 10
4 79 (22.51%) Windows Server
5 49 (13.96%) Apple iOS
6 48 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (9.97%) Mac OS
9 32 (9.12%) Windows XP
10 30 (8.55%) Android
11 25 (7.12%) Linux
12 16 (4.56%) Mac OS X
13 12 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.99%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.71%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.66%) ITIL
2 43 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (6.27%) Migration
4 19 (5.41%) Service Management
5 18 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 15 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (3.99%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 14 (3.99%) ITIL V3
8 13 (3.70%) iOS Development
8 13 (3.70%) Open Source
9 12 (3.42%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (3.13%) Application Packaging
11 9 (2.56%) Change Control
11 9 (2.56%) Cryptography
11 9 (2.56%) Customer-Centricity
11 9 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (1.99%) Digital Signal Processing
12 7 (1.99%) Mobile Development
12 7 (1.99%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.84%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.99%) C++
3 13 (3.70%) Apple Swift
3 13 (3.70%) Objective-C
4 11 (3.13%) C
4 11 (3.13%) C#
4 11 (3.13%) C++/CLI
4 11 (3.13%) SQL
5 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.85%) VB
6 3 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.13%) MCSE
4 10 (2.85%) Degree
5 8 (2.28%) MCP
6 5 (1.42%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.85%) CCNP
7 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.85%) MCSA
8 2 (0.57%) CCNA
8 2 (0.57%) MCITP
8 2 (0.57%) MCTS
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PMP
9 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.57%) GMP
3 2 (0.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 208 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 58 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.41%) XenApp
5 9 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 9 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.28%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.71%) vSphere
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.57%) Firmware
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (17.38%) SCCM
2 21 (5.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.71%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.57%) WSUS
8 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.28%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 186 (52.99%) Microsoft
2 72 (20.51%) VMware
3 60 (17.09%) Citrix
4 38 (10.83%) Apple
4 38 (10.83%) Cisco
5 31 (8.83%) HP
6 22 (6.27%) Wyse
7 11 (3.13%) Ivanti
8 10 (2.85%) Altiris
8 10 (2.85%) Symantec
9 7 (1.99%) Canon
10 6 (1.71%) Dell
10 6 (1.71%) Google
10 6 (1.71%) McAfee
10 6 (1.71%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.42%) Intel
11 5 (1.42%) Lotus
11 5 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.14%) Meraki
12 4 (1.14%) ThinPrint