Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 476 396
Rank change year-on-year -50 -80 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 350 372 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% 2.03% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 218 311
England median daily rate £175 £184 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -8.13% -
10th Percentile £113 £105 £113
90th Percentile £413 £429 £475
UK median daily rate £175 £175 £190
% change year-on-year - -7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 123
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.05 £11.63
90th Percentile £35.25 £20.00 £18.25
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% -1.67% -6.25%

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 19,505 18,312 22,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.89% 20.60% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,211 11,577 14,293
England median daily rate £438 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.20% +7.73%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £213
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,365 1,066 1,147
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -22 137 £189 +2.72% 10
South East -16 58 £175 - 20
North of England -20 47 £203 +1.25% 26
Midlands -24 41 £145 -3.33% 11
East of England +4 39 £140 +7.69% 5
East Midlands +8 33 £130 -38.10% 5
South West -27 26 £150 -40.00% 9
North West -23 21 £135 -22.86% 9
Yorkshire +1 14 £200 - 15
North East 0 12 £215 +7.50% 2
West Midlands -45 8 £148 +9.26% 6
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 350 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 228 (65.14%) Active Directory
4 202 (57.71%) Microsoft
5 192 (54.86%) Windows 10
6 146 (41.71%) Microsoft Office
7 131 (37.43%) Office 365
8 99 (28.29%) Windows Server
9 72 (20.57%) Citrix
10 70 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (17.43%) Apple iOS
12 60 (17.14%) SCCM
13 59 (16.86%) DNS
14 58 (16.57%) VMware
15 54 (15.43%) MS Exchange
16 53 (15.14%) ITIL
17 51 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
18 49 (14.00%) Finance
19 45 (12.86%) Apple
19 45 (12.86%) DHCP
19 45 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
21 43 (12.29%) LAN
22 41 (11.71%) Windows XP
23 39 (11.14%) HP
23 39 (11.14%) Android
24 37 (10.57%) Smartphone
25 36 (10.29%) WAN
25 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
26 35 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 54 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (7.71%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.29%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.86%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Totara
Applications
1 146 (41.71%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.86%) InVision
4 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.57%) Line 50
2 2 (0.57%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 131 (37.43%) Office 365
2 25 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.86%) OneDrive
4 9 (2.57%) PaaS
5 6 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.71%) SaaS
6 5 (1.43%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.57%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.86%) DNS
2 45 (12.86%) DHCP
3 43 (12.29%) LAN
4 36 (10.29%) WAN
5 30 (8.57%) Skype
6 24 (6.86%) Firewall
6 24 (6.86%) VPN
7 16 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (4.00%) Internet
8 14 (4.00%) VoIP
8 14 (4.00%) WLAN
9 13 (3.71%) TCP/IP
10 11 (3.14%) 3G
11 10 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (2.29%) SMTP
13 6 (1.71%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.71%) Network Security
13 6 (1.71%) Wireless
14 5 (1.43%) NetScaler
15 4 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.86%) Power BI
3 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.71%) Xcode
3 3 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.86%) JIRA
3 3 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 49 (14.00%) Finance
2 18 (5.14%) Retail
2 18 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.00%) Banking
4 6 (1.71%) Advertising
4 6 (1.71%) Law
5 4 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.86%) French Language
7 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (28.57%) Analyst
1 100 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 87 (24.86%) Desktop Support
3 82 (23.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 54 (15.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 53 (15.14%) IT Support
6 50 (14.29%) Support Analyst
7 49 (14.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 47 (13.43%) Service Analyst
8 47 (13.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 43 (12.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 43 (12.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 29 (8.29%) IT Analyst
11 24 (6.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 24 (6.86%) IT Engineer
12 22 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
12 22 (6.29%) Help Desk Support
13 21 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
14 19 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
15 18 (5.14%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.86%) HTML
2 4 (1.14%) .NET
2 4 (1.14%) CSS
2 4 (1.14%) Universal Windows Platform
3 3 (0.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.86%) Cocoa
3 3 (0.86%) Core Animation
3 3 (0.86%) iOS SDK
3 3 (0.86%) JSON
3 3 (0.86%) Protocol Buffers
3 3 (0.86%) REST
3 3 (0.86%) SOAP
3 3 (0.86%) Web Services
3 3 (0.86%) XML
4 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) COM
4 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.57%) Smartphone
2 36 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.43%) iPhone
4 19 (5.43%) Blackberry
5 16 (4.57%) Fat Client
5 16 (4.57%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.71%) iPad
6 13 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.57%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.00%) CMDB
9 7 (2.00%) Fintech
9 7 (2.00%) User Experience
10 6 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.43%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.43%) NHS
12 3 (0.86%) Apple TV
12 3 (0.86%) BYOD
12 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 350 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 192 (54.86%) Windows 10
4 99 (28.29%) Windows Server
5 70 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (17.43%) Apple iOS
7 51 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (11.71%) Windows XP
9 39 (11.14%) Android
10 34 (9.71%) Mac OS
11 21 (6.00%) Linux
12 20 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (5.43%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.00%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.43%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.14%) ITIL
2 44 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 26 (7.43%) Migration
5 15 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (3.43%) Cryptography
6 12 (3.43%) Incident Management
7 11 (3.14%) Service Management
7 11 (3.14%) Software Delivery
8 10 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (2.86%) iOS Development
9 9 (2.57%) Change Control
9 9 (2.57%) Decision-Making
9 9 (2.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 9 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (2.29%) Document Management
10 8 (2.29%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (2.29%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.86%) Apple Swift
2 10 (2.86%) Objective-C
3 7 (2.00%) SQL
4 6 (1.71%) C++
5 4 (1.14%) C#
5 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.14%) VBScript
6 3 (0.86%) C
6 3 (0.86%) C++/CLI
7 2 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.43%) MCSE
5 11 (3.14%) Degree
6 8 (2.29%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.43%) MCP
8 5 (1.43%) MCSA
9 4 (1.14%) CCNA
10 3 (0.86%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.86%) CCNP
10 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.86%) Server+ Certification
11 2 (0.57%) MCITP
11 2 (0.57%) MCTS
12 1 (0.29%) CCENT
12 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.86%) PMO
4 2 (0.57%) GMP
5 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.29%) GPG13
System Software
1 228 (65.14%) Active Directory
2 45 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.86%) XenApp
4 20 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (3.43%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.71%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.14%) vSphere
10 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.57%) Firmware
11 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (17.14%) SCCM
2 25 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.14%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.86%) WSUS
8 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.57%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.29%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 202 (57.71%) Microsoft
2 72 (20.57%) Citrix
3 58 (16.57%) VMware
4 45 (12.86%) Apple
5 39 (11.14%) HP
6 35 (10.00%) Cisco
7 20 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 14 (4.00%) Symantec
9 11 (3.14%) ThinPrint
10 9 (2.57%) McAfee
11 8 (2.29%) Lotus
11 8 (2.29%) Wyse
12 7 (2.00%) Remedy
13 6 (1.71%) Avaya
13 6 (1.71%) Google
13 6 (1.71%) iManage
14 5 (1.43%) Altiris
14 5 (1.43%) Canon
14 5 (1.43%) Meridio
14 5 (1.43%) ServiceNow