Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 584 514
Rank change year-on-year +91 -70 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 62 245 358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 1.45% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 150 208
Median daily rate £200 £190 £166
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.29% +0.76%
10th Percentile £122 £112 £114
90th Percentile £480 £414 £411
UK median daily rate £200 £185 £175
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 44 74
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.15 £24.28 £25.65
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year +20.48% +0.61% +6.45%

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 6,971 16,849 19,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.70% 19.86% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,327 10,726 12,479
Median daily rate £438 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £158 £159 £185
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 1,010 1,363
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +6.06%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 15 July 2020. 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
South East +123 28 £200 -42.86% 7
Midlands +92 12 - -
South West +59 8 £123 -9.26% 3
North of England +82 7 £250 +25.00%
West Midlands +73 6 - -
East Midlands +67 6 - -
London +103 5 £300 +33.33%
Yorkshire +62 4 £325 +85.71%
North West +61 3 £175 -48.15%
East of England +44 2 £213 +70.35%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (87.10%) Windows 7
3 42 (67.74%) Microsoft
4 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
5 31 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 27 (43.55%) Office 365
7 17 (27.42%) SCCM
8 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (24.19%) Windows Server
9 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
11 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (16.13%) ITIL
12 10 (16.13%) MCSE
13 9 (14.52%) VMware
13 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
14 8 (12.90%) Application Packaging
14 8 (12.90%) Windows XP
14 8 (12.90%) HP
15 7 (11.29%) SLA
15 7 (11.29%) Citrix
15 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (11.29%) MSI
15 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
15 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
16 6 (9.68%) 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 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 27 (43.55%) Office 365
2 4 (6.45%) Azure
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.61%) Power Automate
3 1 (1.61%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) DHCP
1 5 (8.06%) DNS
1 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.84%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (4.84%) WAN
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 2 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) DSL
4 1 (1.61%) H.323
4 1 (1.61%) Intranet
4 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.61%) ISDN
4 1 (1.61%) NAS
4 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
4 1 (1.61%) Skype
4 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MSI
2 3 (4.84%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (9.68%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Housing Association
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Support Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Desktop Support
4 8 (12.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) IT Support
7 5 (8.06%) Applications Packager
8 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) IT Technician
8 4 (6.45%) Service Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Deskside Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared Application Packager
9 3 (4.84%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) CMDB
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (87.10%) Windows 7
3 31 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 15 (24.19%) Windows Server
5 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (8.06%) Android
9 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
9 5 (8.06%) Windows Vista
10 3 (4.84%) Linux
10 3 (4.84%) VMS
11 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (16.13%) ITIL
3 9 (14.52%) Problem Management
4 8 (12.90%) Application Packaging
5 6 (9.68%) ITSM
5 6 (9.68%) Patch Management
5 6 (9.68%) Security Patching
5 6 (9.68%) Service Management
6 5 (8.06%) Time Management
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (6.45%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.23%) Break/Fix
9 2 (3.23%) CRM
9 2 (3.23%) Data Loss Prevention
9 2 (3.23%) ERP
9 2 (3.23%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (3.23%) Proactive Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) SQL
1 4 (6.45%) VB
1 4 (6.45%) VBScript
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
3 10 (16.13%) MCSE
4 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) CISSP
7 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.06%) XenApp
5 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.61%) Firmware
8 1 (1.61%) vCloud
8 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) BladeLogic
2 5 (8.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (8.06%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.61%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) HP
4 7 (11.29%) Citrix
5 5 (8.06%) Dell
6 4 (6.45%) Apple
6 4 (6.45%) Remedy
7 3 (4.84%) Adobe
7 3 (4.84%) Novell
8 2 (3.23%) Lotus
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
8 2 (3.23%) Wyse
9 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.61%) FactSet
9 1 (1.61%) Intel
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Reuters
9 1 (1.61%) Snow