Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 542 531 530
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 131 330 343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.13% 1.83% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 218 199
Median daily rate £210 £185 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -7.73% +25.31%
10th Percentile £122 £108 £113
90th Percentile £506 £403 £454
UK median daily rate £210 £175 £205
% change year-on-year +20.00% -14.63% +28.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 63 84
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +3.15% -2.54%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.92 £11.19
90th Percentile £21.75 £19.30 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.92% +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 11,589 18,071 19,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.39% 20.45% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,198 11,443 12,499
Median daily rate £425 £433 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% -1.14% +4.17%
10th Percentile £143 £160 £178
90th Percentile £613 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1,083 1,166
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.79% +5.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.67
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 proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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
South East +114 60 £400 +77.78% 19
London +44 21 £163 -16.67% 8
Midlands +68 19 £220 +46.58% 12
North of England +28 16 £175 -47.86% 13
East Midlands +34 10 £140 -46.76% 6
South West -8 10 £130 -0.95% 8
West Midlands +59 9 £300 +103.39% 6
North West +17 8 £158 -57.29% 1
Yorkshire +42 7 £306 +63.33% 8
East of England +14 5 £213 +0.21% 14
North East - 1 £130 - 4
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (76.34%) Windows 7
3 76 (58.02%) Microsoft
4 67 (51.15%) Active Directory
5 63 (48.09%) Windows 10
6 52 (39.69%) Office 365
7 37 (28.24%) Windows Server
8 28 (21.37%) Security Cleared
9 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Office
10 24 (18.32%) SCCM
10 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (16.79%) VMware
12 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (14.50%) Apple
12 19 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (13.74%) Citrix
13 18 (13.74%) Windows XP
13 18 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (13.74%) DV Cleared
14 17 (12.98%) XenApp
15 16 (12.21%) DHCP
15 16 (12.21%) Dell
15 16 (12.21%) DNS
16 15 (11.45%) ITIL
16 15 (11.45%) Service Management
16 15 (11.45%) ITSM
16 15 (11.45%) Migration
17 14 (10.69%) TCP/IP
17 14 (10.69%) MCSE
17 14 (10.69%) Application Packaging

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 13 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.87%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.82%) IIS
5 3 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.76%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 52 (39.69%) Office 365
2 9 (6.87%) Azure
3 6 (4.58%) OneDrive
4 4 (3.05%) IaaS
4 4 (3.05%) Power Platform
4 4 (3.05%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.21%) DHCP
1 16 (12.21%) DNS
2 14 (10.69%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.63%) Skype
4 7 (5.34%) LAN
5 4 (3.05%) VoIP
5 4 (3.05%) VPN
5 4 (3.05%) WAN
6 3 (2.29%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.53%) Firewall
7 2 (1.53%) H.323
7 2 (1.53%) Internet
7 2 (1.53%) ISDN
7 2 (1.53%) WLAN
8 1 (0.76%) DSL
8 1 (0.76%) Intranet
8 1 (0.76%) SAN
8 1 (0.76%) WebEx
8 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MSI
2 4 (3.05%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (8.40%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.11%) Finance
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.53%) Law
4 2 (1.53%) Police
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Local Government
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.24%) Support Engineer
2 26 (19.85%) Desktop Engineer
3 25 (19.08%) Desktop Support
4 23 (17.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 21 (16.03%) Analyst
6 14 (10.69%) IT Support
7 12 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) IT Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.63%) Service Analyst
9 10 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (6.87%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (6.87%) IT Analyst
10 9 (6.87%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Applications Packager
13 6 (4.58%) Deployment Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) IT Support Analyst
14 5 (3.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.76%) COM
2 1 (0.76%) HTML
2 1 (0.76%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) PKI
2 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.53%) PMI
5 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.76%) BYOD
6 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.76%) EPoS
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (76.34%) Windows 7
3 63 (48.09%) Windows 10
4 37 (28.24%) Windows Server
5 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (13.74%) Windows XP
7 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (8.40%) Android
8 11 (8.40%) Apple iOS
8 11 (8.40%) VMS
9 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (5.34%) Linux
11 6 (4.58%) Mac OS X
12 5 (3.82%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (11.45%) ITIL
2 15 (11.45%) ITSM
2 15 (11.45%) Migration
2 15 (11.45%) Service Management
3 14 (10.69%) Application Packaging
4 12 (9.16%) Break/Fix
4 12 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (7.63%) Network Virtualisation
5 10 (7.63%) Proactive Maintenance
6 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (6.87%) Patch Management
6 9 (6.87%) Time Management
7 8 (6.11%) Security Patching
7 8 (6.11%) Software Distribution
8 7 (5.34%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.58%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (3.82%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 5 (3.82%) Value Proposition
11 4 (3.05%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.40%) SQL
2 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.87%) VB
4 5 (3.82%) VBScript
5 2 (1.53%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (13.74%) DV Cleared
4 14 (10.69%) MCSE
5 10 (7.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) CCNA
6 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.53%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.53%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.53%) Degree
7 2 (1.53%) MCP
7 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) CCNP
8 1 (0.76%) MCITP
8 1 (0.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 67 (51.15%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.98%) XenApp
4 11 (8.40%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (7.63%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (7.63%) XenDesktop
6 8 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.82%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.53%) vSphere
9 1 (0.76%) Firmware
9 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.76%) vCloud
9 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (18.32%) SCCM
2 10 (7.63%) WSUS
3 5 (3.82%) BladeLogic
3 5 (3.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.82%) SCOM
4 4 (3.05%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.29%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.76%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 76 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.79%) VMware
3 19 (14.50%) Apple
4 18 (13.74%) Citrix
5 16 (12.21%) Dell
6 13 (9.92%) HP
7 8 (6.11%) Adobe
8 5 (3.82%) EMC
9 4 (3.05%) CA
9 4 (3.05%) Cisco
9 4 (3.05%) Clearswift
9 4 (3.05%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.05%) Juniper
9 4 (3.05%) Remedy
10 3 (2.29%) Novell
11 2 (1.53%) F5
11 2 (1.53%) Google
11 2 (1.53%) McAfee
11 2 (1.53%) Oracle
11 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow