Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 421 338
Rank change year-on-year -62 -83 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 396 526 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.54% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.03% 2.51% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 288 371
England median daily rate £200 £175 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% -15.22%
10th Percentile £107 £110 £108
90th Percentile £438 £475 £425
UK median daily rate £188 £175 £190
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 162
England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.10 £20.00 £23.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +14.29%

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 19555 20997 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.97% 21.56% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12578 13400 13530
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1184 1831
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.93%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -102 132 £175 - 11
South East +13 87 £214 +0.47% 11
South West +22 53 £375 +150.00% 6
Midlands +23 51 £173 -54.00% 9
North of England +32 47 £140 -23.29% 9
East of England -42 32 £145 +7.41% 1
West Midlands +16 26 £160 -60.00% 3
North West +9 26 £125 -31.03% 6
East Midlands +18 25 £225 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire +29 18 £235 +28.77% 3
North East +51 3 £200 -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 396 (100.00%) Windows
2 311 (78.54%) Windows 7
3 236 (59.60%) Active Directory
4 200 (50.51%) Windows 10
5 151 (38.13%) Microsoft
6 120 (30.30%) Microsoft Office
7 114 (28.79%) Office 365
8 113 (28.54%) Windows Server
9 92 (23.23%) VMware
10 89 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 83 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 73 (18.43%) MS Exchange
13 67 (16.92%) SCCM
14 64 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 63 (15.91%) ITIL
15 63 (15.91%) Citrix
15 63 (15.91%) Apple
16 55 (13.89%) Migration
17 54 (13.64%) Windows XP
18 48 (12.12%) LAN
19 46 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
19 46 (11.62%) DNS
20 43 (10.86%) DHCP
21 42 (10.61%) Finance
22 40 (10.10%) HP
23 39 (9.85%) WAN
24 38 (9.60%) Cisco
25 37 (9.34%) Internet
26 36 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
26 36 (9.09%) Apple iOS

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 73 (18.43%) MS Exchange
2 46 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (5.81%) Skype for Business
4 19 (4.80%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.52%) IIS
9 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Moodle
10 1 (0.25%) Site Server
10 1 (0.25%) Totara
Applications
1 120 (30.30%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 114 (28.79%) Office 365
2 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.52%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) iTunes
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.12%) LAN
2 46 (11.62%) DNS
3 43 (10.86%) DHCP
4 39 (9.85%) WAN
5 37 (9.34%) Internet
6 35 (8.84%) TCP/IP
7 25 (6.31%) Firewall
8 24 (6.06%) Skype
8 24 (6.06%) VLAN
8 24 (6.06%) VPN
9 16 (4.04%) Wireless
10 12 (3.03%) SAN
11 10 (2.53%) Intranet
12 7 (1.77%) SMS
13 6 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.26%) Broadband
14 5 (1.26%) SMTP
15 4 (1.01%) WLAN
16 3 (0.76%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.25%) MS Access
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.01%) Subversion
2 4 (1.01%) Xcode
3 2 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.25%) TestRail
General
1 42 (10.61%) Finance
2 15 (3.79%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.03%) Banking
4 11 (2.78%) Hindi Language
4 11 (2.78%) Law
4 11 (2.78%) Spanish Language
4 11 (2.78%) Tamil Language
4 11 (2.78%) Urdu Language
5 7 (1.77%) Legal
5 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.52%) Publishing
7 5 (1.26%) Back Office
7 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.26%) Military
8 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Romanian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 106 (26.77%) Support Engineer
2 100 (25.25%) Analyst
3 91 (22.98%) Desktop Support
4 76 (19.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 56 (14.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 50 (12.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 47 (11.87%) IT Support
8 45 (11.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 42 (10.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 41 (10.35%) Support Analyst
11 37 (9.34%) Service Analyst
11 37 (9.34%) Service Desk Analyst
12 33 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 29 (7.32%) IT Engineer
14 28 (7.07%) 1st Line Support
15 26 (6.57%) IT Support Engineer
16 24 (6.06%) Active Directory Support
17 21 (5.30%) Help Desk Support
18 20 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
18 20 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.02%) .NET
2 5 (1.26%) HTML
2 5 (1.26%) Web Services
2 5 (1.26%) XML
3 4 (1.01%) Cocoa
3 4 (1.01%) JSON
3 4 (1.01%) REST
3 4 (1.01%) SOAP
4 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.25%) HTML5
4 1 (0.25%) LINQ
4 1 (0.25%) RESTful
4 1 (0.25%) WPF
4 1 (0.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 36 (9.09%) iPhone
2 23 (5.81%) Blackberry
2 23 (5.81%) iPad
3 19 (4.80%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (4.55%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.77%) FMCG
6 7 (1.77%) PDA
7 6 (1.52%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.52%) Podcast
7 6 (1.52%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.01%) User Experience
9 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.51%) Clustering
10 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 396 (100.00%) Windows
2 311 (78.54%) Windows 7
3 200 (50.51%) Windows 10
4 113 (28.54%) Windows Server
5 89 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (13.64%) Windows XP
8 36 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 26 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (6.31%) Android
11 12 (3.03%) Linux
12 11 (2.78%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.53%) Windows Vista
14 8 (2.02%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.51%) Unix
17 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.91%) ITIL
2 55 (13.89%) Migration
3 25 (6.31%) Mobile Device Management
4 21 (5.30%) Time Management
5 20 (5.05%) Service Delivery
6 14 (3.54%) Data Migration
7 13 (3.28%) Change Management
7 13 (3.28%) Service Management
8 11 (2.78%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.53%) Patch Management
10 9 (2.27%) Break/Fix
10 9 (2.27%) ITIL V3
10 9 (2.27%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.02%) Application Packaging
12 7 (1.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 7 (1.77%) ITSM
13 6 (1.52%) Asset Management
13 6 (1.52%) ITIL V2
13 6 (1.52%) PRINCE2
14 5 (1.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.08%) SQL
2 12 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.78%) Java
4 4 (1.01%) Apple Swift
4 4 (1.01%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.51%) C#
5 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.51%) Perl
5 2 (0.51%) Python
5 2 (0.51%) VB
5 2 (0.51%) VBScript
6 1 (0.25%) C
6 1 (0.25%) C++
6 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (4.55%) Degree
3 17 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.28%) CCNA
4 13 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.03%) MCSE
6 10 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.27%) MCSA
8 7 (1.77%) CCNP
9 6 (1.52%) MCP
10 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.76%) ISEB
10 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.76%) PMP
10 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.51%) CCA
11 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.81%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 236 (59.60%) Active Directory
2 64 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.81%) XenApp
5 15 (3.79%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.77%) XenServer
9 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.26%) vSphere
11 4 (1.01%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.51%) Firmware
12 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (16.92%) SCCM
2 20 (5.05%) SCOM
3 18 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 16 (4.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.52%) WSUS
8 3 (0.76%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.51%) DameWare
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.51%) Nessus
10 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 151 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 92 (23.23%) VMware
3 63 (15.91%) Apple
3 63 (15.91%) Citrix
4 40 (10.10%) HP
5 38 (9.60%) Cisco
6 32 (8.08%) Symantec
7 16 (4.04%) Dell
8 15 (3.79%) MobileIron
9 10 (2.53%) LANDesk
10 9 (2.27%) Avaya
11 6 (1.52%) AppSense
11 6 (1.52%) iManage
11 6 (1.52%) Lotus
12 5 (1.26%) Canon
12 5 (1.26%) Forcepoint
12 5 (1.26%) Polycom
12 5 (1.26%) Samsung
12 5 (1.26%) SAP
12 5 (1.26%) Wyse