Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 508 520 504
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 244 384 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 1.91% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 259 224
England median daily rate £163 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% +15.94%
10th Percentile £115 £113 £108
90th Percentile £517 £415 £450
UK median daily rate £155 £175 £190
% change year-on-year -11.43% -7.89% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 96
England median hourly rate £16.34 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +10.34% -10.08%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £24.50 £20.90 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +9.38% +8.47% -7.81%

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 14,959 20,127 19,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.73% 20.97% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,318 12,578 12,759
England median daily rate £418 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.57% +0.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £145 £163 £174
90th Percentile £606 £613 £606
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,085 1,319 1,162
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.62% -0.61% +7.63%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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
South East +89 97 £365 +94.67% 35
London -8 74 £150 -14.29% 20
North of England +39 32 £130 -61.76% 33
South West -10 20 £123 -7.55% 17
North West +12 17 £125 -63.24% 15
Yorkshire +49 13 £288 +31.43% 15
Midlands +42 12 £115 -56.24% 19
East of England +11 8 £213 - 18
East Midlands +14 7 £115 -64.10% 10
West Midlands +38 5 - - 9
North East +22 2 £130 - 3
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (71.72%) Windows 7
3 151 (61.89%) Microsoft
4 129 (52.87%) Active Directory
5 124 (50.82%) Windows 10
6 103 (42.21%) Office 365
7 79 (32.38%) Windows Server
8 59 (24.18%) SCCM
9 56 (22.95%) Microsoft Office
10 51 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (18.03%) MS Exchange
12 43 (17.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (17.62%) VMware
13 41 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 36 (14.75%) Windows XP
15 34 (13.93%) Migration
16 33 (13.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 30 (12.30%) Apple
17 30 (12.30%) Azure
18 29 (11.89%) XenApp
18 29 (11.89%) ITIL
19 28 (11.48%) Security Cleared
19 28 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
20 26 (10.66%) Citrix
20 26 (10.66%) Adobe
20 26 (10.66%) Hyper-V
21 25 (10.25%) MCSE
21 25 (10.25%) Skype
22 24 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure

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 44 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (9.43%) SharePoint
5 22 (9.02%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.69%) IIS
7 7 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.05%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.41%) Confluence
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (22.95%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.64%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.64%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.41%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 103 (42.21%) Office 365
2 30 (12.30%) Azure
3 13 (5.33%) AWS
4 7 (2.87%) NuGet
4 7 (2.87%) OpenShift
4 7 (2.87%) SaaS
5 4 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.23%) G Suite
6 3 (1.23%) IaaS
6 3 (1.23%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.41%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.25%) Skype
2 22 (9.02%) DHCP
3 21 (8.61%) DNS
3 21 (8.61%) Firewall
3 21 (8.61%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.74%) Internet
4 14 (5.74%) LAN
5 11 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (4.51%) NaaS
5 11 (4.51%) Wireless
6 10 (4.10%) WAN
7 8 (3.28%) H.323
7 8 (3.28%) ISDN
8 7 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.64%) VoIP
10 4 (1.64%) VPN
10 4 (1.64%) WLAN
11 3 (1.23%) Intranet
12 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.97%) InstallShield
1 17 (6.97%) MSI
2 11 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.87%) MSBuild
3 7 (2.87%) MSTest
3 7 (2.87%) Ranorex
3 7 (2.87%) Subversion
3 7 (2.87%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (8.61%) Finance
2 15 (6.15%) Law
3 12 (4.92%) Legal
4 8 (3.28%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.64%) Retail
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Police
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (29.92%) Support Engineer
2 50 (20.49%) Analyst
3 46 (18.85%) Desktop Support
4 40 (16.39%) Desktop Engineer
5 35 (14.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 31 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (11.07%) Support Analyst
8 26 (10.66%) Service Analyst
9 23 (9.43%) IT Engineer
10 22 (9.02%) IT Support
10 22 (9.02%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (7.38%) IT Support Engineer
12 16 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 16 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support
13 15 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (5.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 12 (4.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 12 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.51%) .NET
2 7 (2.87%) .NET Framework
2 7 (2.87%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.64%) JSON
3 4 (1.64%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.41%) COM
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.41%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.10%) PKI
4 9 (3.69%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.28%) iPhone
6 4 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.64%) EPoS
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.23%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.82%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) CCTV
9 1 (0.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 244 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (71.72%) Windows 7
3 124 (50.82%) Windows 10
4 79 (32.38%) Windows Server
5 41 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (14.75%) Windows XP
7 24 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.56%) Linux
8 16 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (6.15%) Android
9 15 (6.15%) Mac OS X
10 8 (3.28%) VMS
11 7 (2.87%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.05%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.82%) Debian
13 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
2 34 (13.93%) Migration
3 29 (11.89%) ITIL
4 23 (9.43%) Application Packaging
5 19 (7.79%) Break/Fix
6 18 (7.38%) Time Management
7 17 (6.97%) Security Management
8 16 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 16 (6.56%) ITSM
8 16 (6.56%) Problem Management
9 15 (6.15%) Change Management
9 15 (6.15%) Information Security
10 13 (5.33%) Customer Requirements
10 13 (5.33%) Information Security Management
10 13 (5.33%) ISMS
11 12 (4.92%) Service Management
12 11 (4.51%) Customer-Centricity
12 11 (4.51%) Data Migration
12 11 (4.51%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.51%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.38%) PowerShell
2 16 (6.56%) SQL
3 14 (5.74%) Java
4 11 (4.51%) C#
5 5 (2.05%) VB
6 4 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) PHP
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (17.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 25 (10.25%) MCSE
4 18 (7.38%) DV Cleared
5 15 (6.15%) CCNA
5 15 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.33%) MCITP
6 13 (5.33%) MCSA
7 6 (2.46%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.82%) MCP
8 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.41%) CCNP
9 1 (0.41%) Degree
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.41%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.97%) SLA
2 14 (5.74%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (52.87%) Active Directory
2 29 (11.89%) XenApp
3 26 (10.66%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (6.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (4.10%) LXC
6 10 (4.10%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.87%) Docker
9 5 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.23%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.23%) vSphere
11 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (24.18%) SCCM
2 17 (6.97%) SCOM
3 16 (6.56%) WSUS
4 7 (2.87%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.46%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.46%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.82%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 151 (61.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.62%) VMware
3 30 (12.30%) Apple
4 26 (10.66%) Adobe
4 26 (10.66%) Citrix
5 21 (8.61%) Cisco
6 17 (6.97%) Dell
7 14 (5.74%) Novell
8 13 (5.33%) Meraki
8 13 (5.33%) Sony
9 12 (4.92%) F5
10 11 (4.51%) Splunk
11 10 (4.10%) HP
11 10 (4.10%) Ivanti
12 6 (2.46%) Google
12 6 (2.46%) McAfee
13 5 (2.05%) EMC
13 5 (2.05%) Lotus
14 4 (1.64%) Clearswift
14 4 (1.64%) Juniper