Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 483 382
Rank change year-on-year -61 -101 -49
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 334 344 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.41% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.75% 1.99% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 202 314
England median daily rate £170 £165 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -21.33% +7.56%
10th Percentile £114 £105 £110
90th Percentile £403 £399 £485
UK median daily rate £179 £155 £200
% change year-on-year +15.32% -22.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 75 140
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -6.06% +1.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.23 £12.11
90th Percentile £25.25 £20.00 £24.65
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +1.85%

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 19,110 17,273 21,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 20.55% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,080 10,924 13,759
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £203 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,297 1,027 1,237
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -1.30% +5.01%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.39 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.39% -2.94% +5.20%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -45 114 £225 +32.35% 16
South East -10 65 £150 - 17
North of England -31 49 £203 +1.25% 20
Midlands -19 47 £150 -16.67% 13
East of England +5 36 £135 -9.24% 16
East Midlands +5 33 £178 -19.32% 8
South West +4 23 £130 -38.10% 6
Yorkshire +1 19 £171 - 8
North West -28 18 £135 -16.92% 10
West Midlands -24 14 £150 +3.45% 5
North East +4 12 £215 +7.50% 2
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 334 (100.00%) Windows
2 224 (67.07%) Windows 7
3 216 (64.67%) Active Directory
4 176 (52.69%) Microsoft
5 173 (51.80%) Windows 10
6 137 (41.02%) Microsoft Office
7 111 (33.23%) Office 365
8 84 (25.15%) Windows Server
9 83 (24.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (19.16%) Citrix
11 62 (18.56%) SCCM
12 56 (16.77%) MS Exchange
13 55 (16.47%) ITIL
13 55 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 54 (16.17%) DNS
15 53 (15.87%) VMware
16 51 (15.27%) DHCP
17 48 (14.37%) Windows XP
17 48 (14.37%) HP
18 47 (14.07%) Apple iOS
19 45 (13.47%) Apple
20 43 (12.87%) LAN
21 40 (11.98%) Finance
21 40 (11.98%) Exchange Server 2010
22 39 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
23 38 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
24 35 (10.48%) WAN
24 35 (10.48%) Cisco
25 32 (9.58%) Android
26 31 (9.28%) PowerShell

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 56 (16.77%) MS Exchange
2 40 (11.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.08%) Skype for Business
4 20 (5.99%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.10%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.80%) IIS
9 5 (1.50%) Apache
9 5 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 137 (41.02%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.60%) Line 50
2 2 (0.60%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.30%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 111 (33.23%) Office 365
2 18 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.69%) PaaS
4 6 (1.80%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.50%) G Suite
5 5 (1.50%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.50%) SaaS
6 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.90%) IaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.30%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.17%) DNS
2 51 (15.27%) DHCP
3 43 (12.87%) LAN
4 35 (10.48%) WAN
5 30 (8.98%) VPN
6 23 (6.89%) Skype
7 20 (5.99%) Firewall
8 17 (5.09%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.09%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (4.49%) Internet
9 15 (4.49%) VoIP
10 11 (3.29%) 3G
10 11 (3.29%) WLAN
11 9 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (2.69%) SMTP
11 9 (2.69%) Wireless
12 7 (2.10%) 802.11
13 5 (1.50%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.20%) SAN
14 4 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.90%) Power BI
4 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.20%) Subversion
2 4 (1.20%) Xcode
3 1 (0.30%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) WinDbg
General
1 40 (11.98%) Finance
2 16 (4.79%) Retail
2 16 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.40%) Banking
4 7 (2.10%) Law
5 4 (1.20%) Advertising
6 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 91 (27.25%) Analyst
2 89 (26.65%) Support Engineer
3 84 (25.15%) 2nd Line Support
4 80 (23.95%) Desktop Support
5 52 (15.57%) IT Support
6 48 (14.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 47 (14.07%) Desktop Engineer
8 44 (13.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 44 (13.17%) Support Analyst
9 43 (12.87%) Service Analyst
9 43 (12.87%) Service Desk Analyst
10 38 (11.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 28 (8.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 27 (8.08%) IT Analyst
13 21 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
13 21 (6.29%) Help Desk Support
13 21 (6.29%) IT Engineer
13 21 (6.29%) IT Support Analyst
14 18 (5.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
15 17 (5.09%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.10%) 802.1X
1 7 (2.10%) HTML
1 7 (2.10%) Web Services
2 5 (1.50%) REST
2 5 (1.50%) XML
3 4 (1.20%) Cocoa
3 4 (1.20%) JSON
3 4 (1.20%) SOAP
4 3 (0.90%) .NET
4 3 (0.90%) CSS
5 2 (0.60%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.30%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.28%) Smartphone
2 26 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.19%) Blackberry
4 23 (6.89%) iPhone
5 16 (4.79%) Fat Client
5 16 (4.79%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.89%) iPad
6 13 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.59%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (3.29%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.50%) CMDB
10 5 (1.50%) NHS
11 4 (1.20%) BYOD
11 4 (1.20%) User Experience
12 3 (0.90%) Fintech
12 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.60%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 334 (100.00%) Windows
2 224 (67.07%) Windows 7
3 173 (51.80%) Windows 10
4 84 (25.15%) Windows Server
5 83 (24.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (14.37%) Windows XP
8 47 (14.07%) Apple iOS
9 32 (9.58%) Android
10 28 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (8.08%) Mac OS
12 22 (6.59%) Windows Vista
13 19 (5.69%) Linux
13 19 (5.69%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.50%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.60%) Unix
16 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.47%) ITIL
2 39 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (9.28%) Migration
4 28 (8.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (3.29%) Document Management
5 11 (3.29%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.29%) Software Delivery
6 9 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (2.69%) Incident Management
6 9 (2.69%) Service Management
6 9 (2.69%) Time Management
7 8 (2.40%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (2.40%) Performance Management
8 7 (2.10%) iOS Development
8 7 (2.10%) Project Management
8 7 (2.10%) Security Patching
9 6 (1.80%) Asset Management
9 6 (1.80%) ITSM
9 6 (1.80%) Patch Management
9 6 (1.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.28%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.40%) VB
3 7 (2.10%) Apple Swift
3 7 (2.10%) Objective-C
4 6 (1.80%) SQL
4 6 (1.80%) VBScript
5 3 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) C
7 1 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.09%) MCSE
4 15 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.40%) CCNA
6 8 (2.40%) Degree
7 6 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.80%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.20%) MCP
10 3 (0.90%) CCNP
10 3 (0.90%) MCITP
10 3 (0.90%) Server+ Certification
11 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.60%) MCSA
12 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.60%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) GMP
4 1 (0.30%) GPG13
System Software
1 216 (64.67%) Active Directory
2 38 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.59%) XenApp
4 15 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (3.29%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.40%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.50%) vSphere
8 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.90%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (18.56%) SCCM
2 17 (5.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.90%) SCOM
6 3 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.60%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.60%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.30%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 64 (19.16%) Citrix
3 53 (15.87%) VMware
4 48 (14.37%) HP
5 45 (13.47%) Apple
6 35 (10.48%) Cisco
7 19 (5.69%) Ivanti
8 14 (4.19%) Symantec
9 13 (3.89%) McAfee
10 11 (3.29%) Google
10 11 (3.29%) ThinPrint
11 10 (2.99%) Dell
12 7 (2.10%) Avaya
12 7 (2.10%) iManage
12 7 (2.10%) Lotus
13 6 (1.80%) NetApp
13 6 (1.80%) Remedy
14 5 (1.50%) Altiris
14 5 (1.50%) Meridio
14 5 (1.50%) Red Hat