Period
to 19 August 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 550 535 482
Rank change year-on-year -15 -53 -83
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 261 350 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.57% 1.79% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 203 218
England median daily rate £175 £175 £184
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% -8.13%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £105
90th Percentile £413 £413 £429
UK median daily rate £175 £175 £175
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 73 85
England median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +13.79% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £10.05
90th Percentile £24.50 £35.25 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £16.44 £16.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -0.39% +11.86% -1.67%

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 16,607 19,508 18,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.18% 20.90% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,509 12,214 11,577
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £155 £181 £200
90th Percentile £625 £625 £594
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,031 1,365 1,066
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.68% +5.35%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% 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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -9 84 £201 +6.62% 23
South East +43 72 £350 +100.00% 47
South West -5 41 £130 -13.33% 12
North of England +11 28 £183 -9.88% 29
East of England +2 22 £123 -12.50% 8
Yorkshire +15 14 £200 - 16
North West +6 13 £175 +29.63% 11
Midlands +1 13 £105 -27.59% 23
West Midlands +27 8 - - 11
East Midlands -1 5 £105 -19.23% 12
North East +13 1 - - 2
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (73.56%) Windows 7
3 165 (63.22%) Microsoft
4 153 (58.62%) Active Directory
5 133 (50.96%) Windows 10
6 110 (42.15%) Office 365
7 81 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
8 69 (26.44%) Windows Server
9 63 (24.14%) SCCM
10 59 (22.61%) Windows XP
11 54 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (19.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 46 (17.62%) MS Exchange
14 41 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 38 (14.56%) ITIL
17 36 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
19 33 (12.64%) VMware
20 31 (11.88%) DNS
21 30 (11.49%) Finance
22 28 (10.73%) Hyper-V
22 28 (10.73%) DHCP
22 28 (10.73%) SQL Server
22 28 (10.73%) MCSE
23 27 (10.34%) Firewall
24 25 (9.58%) SharePoint
24 25 (9.58%) Cisco
25 24 (9.20%) Application Packaging
26 23 (8.81%) Security Cleared

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 46 (17.62%) MS Exchange
2 35 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (9.58%) SharePoint
4 23 (8.81%) Skype for Business
5 19 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.07%) IIS
7 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.77%) Confluence
10 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 110 (42.15%) Office 365
2 36 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.21%) SaaS
5 7 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.68%) NuGet
5 7 (2.68%) OpenShift
6 6 (2.30%) G Suite
7 5 (1.92%) IaaS
8 4 (1.53%) PaaS
9 3 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.15%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.77%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.88%) DNS
2 28 (10.73%) DHCP
3 27 (10.34%) Firewall
4 23 (8.81%) TCP/IP
4 23 (8.81%) Wireless
5 21 (8.05%) Skype
6 18 (6.90%) LAN
6 18 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
6 18 (6.90%) WAN
7 15 (5.75%) VPN
8 11 (4.21%) Internet
9 7 (2.68%) NaaS
10 6 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.30%) H.323
10 6 (2.30%) HTTP
10 6 (2.30%) ISDN
10 6 (2.30%) SAN
10 6 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.92%) WLAN
12 4 (1.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.05%) MSI
2 19 (7.28%) InstallShield
3 14 (5.36%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.68%) MSBuild
5 7 (2.68%) MSTest
5 7 (2.68%) Ranorex
5 7 (2.68%) Subversion
5 7 (2.68%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.77%) Hudson
General
1 30 (11.49%) Finance
2 14 (5.36%) Law
3 13 (4.98%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.45%) Legal
6 6 (2.30%) Banking
7 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.92%) Marketing
8 4 (1.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (31.80%) Support Engineer
2 59 (22.61%) Desktop Support
3 52 (19.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 39 (14.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 38 (14.56%) Analyst
5 38 (14.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 31 (11.88%) IT Support
7 29 (11.11%) IT Engineer
8 26 (9.96%) IT Support Engineer
8 26 (9.96%) Support Analyst
9 25 (9.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 18 (6.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 17 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (6.13%) Service Analyst
13 15 (5.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 12 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.60%) Applications Specialist
14 12 (4.60%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.45%) .NET
2 7 (2.68%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.77%) JSON
3 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) LDAP
4 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.21%) iPhone
4 5 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.77%) CCTV
7 2 (0.77%) Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.38%) PMI
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (73.56%) Windows 7
3 133 (50.96%) Windows 10
4 69 (26.44%) Windows Server
5 59 (22.61%) Windows XP
6 41 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (8.81%) Linux
9 13 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (4.60%) Android
11 11 (4.21%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.68%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.30%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.38%) Debian
15 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
2 38 (14.56%) ITIL
3 24 (9.20%) Application Packaging
4 22 (8.43%) Migration
5 19 (7.28%) Time Management
6 13 (4.98%) Change Management
7 12 (4.60%) Customer Requirements
7 12 (4.60%) Information Security
7 12 (4.60%) Problem Management
8 11 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.21%) Data Protection
8 11 (4.21%) Escalation Management
8 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (4.21%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (3.45%) Customer-Centricity
9 9 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.45%) ISMS
9 9 (3.45%) ITSM
9 9 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.05%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.98%) SQL
3 9 (3.45%) C#
3 9 (3.45%) Java
4 6 (2.30%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.30%) VBScript
5 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (19.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (10.73%) MCSE
3 23 (8.81%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.90%) MCSA
5 12 (4.60%) CCNA
5 12 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.45%) MCITP
6 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.30%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.30%) MCDST
9 3 (1.15%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.77%) MBCS
10 2 (0.77%) MCP
11 1 (0.38%) ACSP
11 1 (0.38%) Degree
11 1 (0.38%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.43%) SLA
2 17 (6.51%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 153 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.73%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.43%) XenApp
4 20 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (7.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.07%) LXC
7 7 (2.68%) Docker
8 4 (1.53%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.77%) vSphere
11 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 63 (24.14%) SCCM
2 12 (4.60%) WSUS
3 11 (4.21%) SCOM
4 7 (2.68%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.30%) Perfmon
5 6 (2.30%) WMI
6 5 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.53%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.15%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 165 (63.22%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.64%) VMware
3 25 (9.58%) Cisco
4 21 (8.05%) Novell
5 20 (7.66%) Apple
6 18 (6.90%) Citrix
7 14 (5.36%) Dell
8 13 (4.98%) HP
9 10 (3.83%) Adobe
10 9 (3.45%) Meraki
10 9 (3.45%) Sony
11 7 (2.68%) F5
11 7 (2.68%) Splunk
12 5 (1.92%) Symantec
13 4 (1.53%) Google
13 4 (1.53%) Lotus
13 4 (1.53%) Samsung
13 4 (1.53%) SAP
14 3 (1.15%) AVG
14 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow