Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 361 338
Rank change year-on-year -116 -23 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 357 641 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.63% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.98% 2.85% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 337 366
England median daily rate £175 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -27.27%
10th Percentile £105 £111 £109
90th Percentile £408 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £165 £200 £200
% change year-on-year -17.50% - -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 137 132
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.26 £16.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.07% -5.95% +8.17%
10th Percentile £10.11 £11.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.03 £20.00 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +1.67% -7.41% +8.00%

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17992 22484 22577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.40% 22.16% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11402 14355 13227
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +0.60%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £553
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1187 1794
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +2.60%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.00%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -122 119 £173 -23.33% 42
Midlands +1 56 £158 -30.00% 11
South East -13 56 £155 -3.13% 21
North of England +39 53 £188 -6.25% 26
North West +26 41 £150 -29.41% 20
South West -2 37 £219 -29.44% 8
East of England -47 37 £135 -11.48% 4
West Midlands +9 28 £135 -56.80% 9
East Midlands -11 28 £215 +26.47% 2
Yorkshire +25 7 - - 6
North East +48 5 £200 -20.00%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 357 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (77.03%) Windows 7
3 247 (69.19%) Active Directory
4 169 (47.34%) Windows 10
5 167 (46.78%) Microsoft
6 119 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 98 (27.45%) Windows Server
8 88 (24.65%) Office 365
9 79 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 71 (19.89%) SCCM
11 65 (18.21%) ITIL
12 62 (17.37%) VMware
13 60 (16.81%) Citrix
13 60 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 59 (16.53%) MS Exchange
15 51 (14.29%) Migration
16 50 (14.01%) Windows XP
17 47 (13.17%) HP
18 46 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
18 46 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (11.20%) DHCP
19 40 (11.20%) DNS
20 35 (9.80%) Blackberry
21 34 (9.52%) Hyper-V
21 34 (9.52%) Apple iOS
21 34 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
22 33 (9.24%) LAN
22 33 (9.24%) WAN
23 32 (8.96%) SLA
23 32 (8.96%) Apple

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 59 (16.53%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (7.56%) SharePoint
4 25 (7.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (4.76%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.20%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.68%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Moodle
11 1 (0.28%) Site Server
Applications
1 119 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.28%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (24.65%) Office 365
2 11 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.84%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.84%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.56%) Yammer
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) iTunes
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.20%) DHCP
1 40 (11.20%) DNS
2 33 (9.24%) LAN
2 33 (9.24%) WAN
3 31 (8.68%) Internet
4 30 (8.40%) TCP/IP
5 26 (7.28%) VPN
6 19 (5.32%) Remote Desktop
7 16 (4.48%) Firewall
7 16 (4.48%) VLAN
8 13 (3.64%) Wireless
9 12 (3.36%) Skype
10 11 (3.08%) SAN
11 6 (1.68%) Intranet
12 5 (1.40%) 3G
12 5 (1.40%) VoIP
12 5 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.12%) MPLS
13 4 (1.12%) Network Security
13 4 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) MS Access
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) MSI
2 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.12%) Subversion
2 4 (1.12%) Xcode
3 2 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.28%) TestRail
General
1 29 (8.12%) Finance
2 13 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.36%) Banking
4 9 (2.52%) Law
5 8 (2.24%) Legal
6 6 (1.68%) Military
6 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.40%) Back Office
8 4 (1.12%) Advertising
9 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.84%) Marketing
10 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
10 2 (0.56%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (28.01%) Support Engineer
2 95 (26.61%) Analyst
3 76 (21.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 73 (20.45%) Desktop Support
5 48 (13.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 48 (13.45%) Support Analyst
6 46 (12.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 46 (12.89%) IT Support
7 40 (11.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 37 (10.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 33 (9.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 28 (7.84%) IT Engineer
11 26 (7.28%) 1st Line Support
11 26 (7.28%) Service Analyst
11 26 (7.28%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (6.16%) IT Support Engineer
13 21 (5.88%) IT Analyst
13 21 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
14 20 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.96%) .NET
2 6 (1.68%) HTML
3 4 (1.12%) Cocoa
3 4 (1.12%) JSON
3 4 (1.12%) REST
3 4 (1.12%) SOAP
3 4 (1.12%) Web Services
3 4 (1.12%) XML
4 2 (0.56%) HTML5
5 1 (0.28%) Ajax
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) Flash
5 1 (0.28%) QML
5 1 (0.28%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 25 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.00%) Smartphone
3 23 (6.44%) iPhone
4 17 (4.76%) iPad
5 11 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.52%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.52%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.68%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.68%) FMCG
9 4 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.56%) Life Science
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
12 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 357 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (77.03%) Windows 7
3 169 (47.34%) Windows 10
4 98 (27.45%) Windows Server
5 79 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (14.01%) Windows XP
8 34 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 28 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (6.44%) Android
11 11 (3.08%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.52%) Mac OS
13 8 (2.24%) Linux
13 8 (2.24%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.40%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.12%) Unix
16 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.56%) CentOS
18 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.21%) ITIL
2 51 (14.29%) Migration
3 21 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 19 (5.32%) Mobile Device Management
5 16 (4.48%) Time Management
6 13 (3.64%) Service Management
7 12 (3.36%) Patch Management
8 10 (2.80%) ITSM
8 10 (2.80%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.52%) Application Packaging
9 9 (2.52%) Break/Fix
9 9 (2.52%) Data Migration
9 9 (2.52%) Network Management
10 8 (2.24%) Incident Management
11 7 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (1.96%) Asset Management
11 7 (1.96%) Change Management
11 7 (1.96%) Configuration Management
12 6 (1.68%) Project Management
13 5 (1.40%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.56%) SQL
2 25 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.96%) VBScript
4 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.12%) Apple Swift
5 4 (1.12%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) VB
7 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (5.04%) MCSE
3 16 (4.48%) Degree
4 15 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 13 (3.64%) CCNA
6 13 (3.64%) MCITP
7 12 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.08%) MCP
9 7 (1.96%) MCSA
10 6 (1.68%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.40%) MCTS
12 4 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.84%) CCNP
13 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.56%) PMP
15 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.28%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.96%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 247 (69.19%) Active Directory
2 46 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.48%) XenApp
5 13 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (2.52%) vSphere
9 4 (1.12%) XenServer
10 3 (0.84%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 71 (19.89%) SCCM
2 16 (4.48%) SCOM
3 15 (4.20%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.96%) WSUS
7 4 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.84%) DameWare
8 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.56%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.56%) Nessus
9 2 (0.56%) SCSM
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 167 (46.78%) Microsoft
2 62 (17.37%) VMware
3 60 (16.81%) Citrix
4 47 (13.17%) HP
5 32 (8.96%) Apple
6 28 (7.84%) Cisco
7 19 (5.32%) Symantec
8 14 (3.92%) Lotus
9 13 (3.64%) Dell
10 11 (3.08%) LANDesk
11 8 (2.24%) Avaya
11 8 (2.24%) MobileIron
12 7 (1.96%) Sophos
13 6 (1.68%) Wyse
14 5 (1.40%) AppSense
14 5 (1.40%) NetApp
15 4 (1.12%) Draytek
15 4 (1.12%) Remedy
15 4 (1.12%) SonicWALL
15 4 (1.12%) Veeam
Hounslow, Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Depandant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Spring Technology
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 - £200 per day, Benefits Gym on site
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Health insurance, generous holidays, other
Posted: 5 days ago