Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 455 333
Rank change year-on-year -31 -122 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 384 420 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.46% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.00% 2.20% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 241 360
England median daily rate £213 £168 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.87% -9.70% -15.68%
10th Percentile £108 £106 £106
90th Percentile £450 £434 £425
UK median daily rate £200 £166 £180
% change year-on-year +20.30% -7.64% -12.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 90 164
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.40 £15.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% +7.10% +9.34%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.05 £23.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.29 £15.43
% change year-on-year -7.92% +5.59% +10.20%

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 19,185 19,077 21,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 21.09% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,400 12,125 12,550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,152 1,131 1,696
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -47 144 £178 +1.43% 41
South East -21 84 £225 +11.80% 36
North of England +43 47 £225 +21.62% 28
Midlands +20 47 £213 +37.10% 14
East of England -27 35 £175 +16.67% 19
South West +6 32 £408 +250.54% 19
East Midlands +10 24 £225 +45.16% 7
Yorkshire +34 23 £235 +41.35% 11
West Midlands +8 23 £175 +2.94% 7
North West +11 21 £225 +16.13% 16
North East +39 3 £200 - 1
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 384 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (76.56%) Windows 7
3 212 (55.21%) Active Directory
4 193 (50.26%) Windows 10
5 159 (41.41%) Microsoft
6 132 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
7 116 (30.21%) Office 365
8 112 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 90 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 81 (21.09%) VMware
11 77 (20.05%) MS Exchange
12 75 (19.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 71 (18.49%) ITIL
14 70 (18.23%) Apple
15 63 (16.41%) Citrix
16 58 (15.10%) SCCM
17 54 (14.06%) Windows XP
18 51 (13.28%) Finance
19 50 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (12.76%) LAN
21 45 (11.72%) HP
21 45 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2010
22 44 (11.46%) Migration
23 43 (11.20%) DNS
24 41 (10.68%) WAN
25 40 (10.42%) DHCP
26 35 (9.11%) TCP/IP
27 34 (8.85%) Apple iOS
28 33 (8.59%) Cisco
28 33 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification

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 77 (20.05%) MS Exchange
2 45 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.69%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.60%) IIS
6 9 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.30%) Apache
9 5 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.52%) Totara
12 1 (0.26%) Moodle
Applications
1 132 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 116 (30.21%) Office 365
2 19 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.56%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.52%) IaaS
6 2 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) G Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.26%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.76%) LAN
2 43 (11.20%) DNS
3 41 (10.68%) WAN
4 40 (10.42%) DHCP
5 35 (9.11%) TCP/IP
6 33 (8.59%) Internet
7 29 (7.55%) VPN
8 27 (7.03%) Firewall
9 20 (5.21%) Skype
10 19 (4.95%) VLAN
11 14 (3.65%) Wireless
12 13 (3.39%) SAN
13 11 (2.86%) Intranet
13 11 (2.86%) SMTP
14 7 (1.82%) SMS
15 5 (1.30%) VoIP
15 5 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.30%) Wireshark
16 4 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) MS Access
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.34%) Subversion
2 9 (2.34%) Xcode
3 5 (1.30%) MSI
3 5 (1.30%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) TestRail
General
1 51 (13.28%) Finance
2 18 (4.69%) Banking
3 11 (2.86%) Hindi Language
3 11 (2.86%) Spanish Language
3 11 (2.86%) Tamil Language
3 11 (2.86%) Urdu Language
4 10 (2.60%) Law
5 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.08%) Back Office
7 6 (1.56%) Legal
7 6 (1.56%) Publishing
7 6 (1.56%) Retail
8 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) German Language
10 2 (0.52%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (26.04%) Analyst
2 91 (23.70%) Support Engineer
3 86 (22.40%) Desktop Support
4 68 (17.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 52 (13.54%) Desktop Engineer
6 45 (11.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 44 (11.46%) Service Analyst
7 44 (11.46%) Service Desk Analyst
8 43 (11.20%) IT Support
9 41 (10.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 41 (10.68%) Support Analyst
10 38 (9.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 33 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 26 (6.77%) IT Engineer
13 25 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
14 23 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
15 22 (5.73%) Help Desk Support
16 19 (4.95%) Active Directory Support
17 18 (4.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 17 (4.43%) Active Directory Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.43%) XML
2 15 (3.91%) REST
3 13 (3.39%) .NET
3 13 (3.39%) Web Services
4 12 (3.13%) HTML
5 11 (2.86%) JSON
5 11 (2.86%) SOAP
6 9 (2.34%) Cocoa
7 6 (1.56%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.78%) HTML5
9 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.52%) CSS
9 2 (0.52%) CSS3
9 2 (0.52%) EDI
9 2 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.26%) CGI
10 1 (0.26%) SGML
10 1 (0.26%) WSDL
10 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.29%) iPhone
3 22 (5.73%) Blackberry
4 18 (4.69%) iPad
5 17 (4.43%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.60%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.82%) PDA
10 6 (1.56%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.56%) User Experience
11 5 (1.30%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.30%) Podcast
12 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.52%) Clustering
13 2 (0.52%) FMCG
13 2 (0.52%) NHS
13 2 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 384 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (76.56%) Windows 7
3 193 (50.26%) Windows 10
4 112 (29.17%) Windows Server
5 90 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (19.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (14.06%) Windows XP
8 34 (8.85%) Apple iOS
9 29 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (5.47%) Android
11 19 (4.95%) Windows Vista
12 15 (3.91%) Linux
13 14 (3.65%) Mac OS
13 14 (3.65%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.78%) CentOS
15 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.49%) ITIL
2 44 (11.46%) Migration
3 24 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 16 (4.17%) Change Management
4 16 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 16 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 16 (4.17%) Time Management
5 13 (3.39%) Problem Management
5 13 (3.39%) Service Management
6 12 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 9 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (2.34%) Data Migration
7 9 (2.34%) iOS Development
7 9 (2.34%) Validation
8 8 (2.08%) ITIL V2
8 8 (2.08%) Patch Management
8 8 (2.08%) SDLC
9 7 (1.82%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 7 (1.82%) Test Automation
9 7 (1.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.81%) SQL
2 26 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.86%) Java
4 9 (2.34%) Apple Swift
4 9 (2.34%) C#
4 9 (2.34%) Objective-C
5 6 (1.56%) Python
5 6 (1.56%) VB
6 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) C
8 1 (0.26%) C++
8 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.43%) CCNA
2 17 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.17%) Degree
3 16 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.39%) MCSE
5 11 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) MCSA
7 8 (2.08%) CCNP
7 8 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.82%) MCP
9 5 (1.30%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.30%) PMP
9 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.04%) ISEB
11 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.78%) MCITP
12 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.69%) SLA
2 5 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 212 (55.21%) Active Directory
2 50 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.77%) XenApp
5 16 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 12 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.60%) XenServer
8 8 (2.08%) vSphere
9 5 (1.30%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (15.10%) SCCM
2 17 (4.43%) SCOM
3 15 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.08%) AirWatch
5 7 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.04%) EdgeSight
7 4 (1.04%) WSUS
8 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 159 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 81 (21.09%) VMware
3 70 (18.23%) Apple
4 63 (16.41%) Citrix
5 45 (11.72%) HP
6 33 (8.59%) Cisco
7 28 (7.29%) Symantec
8 18 (4.69%) Ivanti
9 14 (3.65%) Dell
10 9 (2.34%) MobileIron
11 8 (2.08%) Google
12 7 (1.82%) Avaya
13 6 (1.56%) McAfee
14 5 (1.30%) F5
14 5 (1.30%) Forcepoint
14 5 (1.30%) iManage
14 5 (1.30%) Lotus
14 5 (1.30%) Polycom
14 5 (1.30%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.30%) Samsung