Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 497 427
Rank change year-on-year -14 -70 -89
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 387 402 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 2.05% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 219 286
England median daily rate £175 £200 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -9.21%
10th Percentile £113 £108 £107
90th Percentile £413 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £175 £190 £170
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 95 109
England median hourly rate £15.93 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.20% -7.69% +6.49%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.75 £20.00 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%

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 20,113 19,620 19,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 20.78% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,554 12,683 12,715
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £200
90th Percentile £613 £610 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,327 1,165 1,165
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.51% +7.69% -1.52%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +39 174 £175 -3.45% 23
South East -39 61 £188 -16.67% 11
South West -22 44 £133 -67.18% 12
North of England -27 37 £340 +70.00% 20
East of England -1 35 £213 +21.43% 11
Midlands -37 33 £263 +35.48% 10
North West -10 28 £340 +142.86% 12
East Midlands +5 22 £320 +42.22% 5
West Midlands -32 11 £145 -17.14% 5
Yorkshire -24 7 £219 -6.91% 6
North East -9 2 - - 2
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 387 (100.00%) Windows
2 314 (81.14%) Windows 7
3 206 (53.23%) Microsoft
4 201 (51.94%) Active Directory
5 193 (49.87%) Windows 10
6 142 (36.69%) Office 365
7 121 (31.27%) Microsoft Office
8 87 (22.48%) VMware
9 78 (20.16%) Windows Server
10 74 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 73 (18.86%) ITIL
12 61 (15.76%) Citrix
13 59 (15.25%) SCCM
14 53 (13.70%) Windows XP
15 47 (12.14%) MS Exchange
16 46 (11.89%) Apple iOS
16 46 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
17 45 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
18 44 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (11.37%) Finance
19 43 (11.11%) Apple
19 43 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
20 42 (10.85%) DNS
21 38 (9.82%) Cisco
22 37 (9.56%) Mac OS
23 36 (9.30%) LAN
24 35 (9.04%) iPhone
25 33 (8.53%) Android
25 33 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
26 32 (8.27%) Linux

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 47 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.72%) Skype for Business
4 16 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.55%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.03%) Totara
9 3 (0.78%) Confluence
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) IIS
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 121 (31.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.78%) InVision
3 3 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (36.69%) Office 365
2 33 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.29%) IaaS
4 5 (1.29%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.29%) PaaS
4 5 (1.29%) SaaS
5 4 (1.03%) GoToWebinar
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.85%) DNS
2 36 (9.30%) LAN
3 29 (7.49%) WAN
4 27 (6.98%) Skype
5 24 (6.20%) Remote Desktop
6 22 (5.68%) Internet
7 21 (5.43%) Firewall
8 19 (4.91%) DHCP
9 15 (3.88%) WLAN
10 12 (3.10%) VPN
11 9 (2.33%) VoIP
12 7 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.55%) SMTP
13 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
14 5 (1.29%) Network Security
15 4 (1.03%) SAN
15 4 (1.03%) WebEx
16 3 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 3 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (3.10%) MSI
2 11 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.58%) Xcode
4 9 (2.33%) AdminStudio
5 7 (1.81%) Subversion
5 7 (1.81%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.78%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.78%) JIRA
7 1 (0.26%) Hudson
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (11.37%) Finance
2 13 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.58%) Retail
4 7 (1.81%) Banking
4 7 (1.81%) Billing
5 5 (1.29%) Law
5 5 (1.29%) Legal
5 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.03%) Marketing
6 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.78%) Electronics
7 3 (0.78%) French Language
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (25.06%) Support Engineer
2 83 (21.45%) Analyst
3 74 (19.12%) Desktop Engineer
4 70 (18.09%) Desktop Support
5 51 (13.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 50 (12.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 49 (12.66%) Service Analyst
7 49 (12.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 41 (10.59%) IT Support
9 37 (9.56%) Windows Engineer
10 36 (9.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 35 (9.04%) Support Analyst
12 30 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 29 (7.49%) IT Engineer
14 25 (6.46%) Developer
15 22 (5.68%) IT Support Engineer
16 17 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
16 17 (4.39%) Help Desk Support
17 16 (4.13%) ITIL Service Analyst
17 16 (4.13%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.20%) .NET
1 24 (6.20%) .NET Framework
2 11 (2.84%) HTML
3 8 (2.07%) Web Services
4 7 (1.81%) Cocoa
4 7 (1.81%) JSON
4 7 (1.81%) OCX
4 7 (1.81%) REST
4 7 (1.81%) SOAP
4 7 (1.81%) XML
5 4 (1.03%) Middleware
6 3 (0.78%) CarPlay
6 3 (0.78%) Core Animation
6 3 (0.78%) iOS SDK
6 3 (0.78%) Protocol Buffers
6 3 (0.78%) Universal Windows Platform
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
7 1 (0.26%) Spring
7 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.04%) iPhone
3 25 (6.46%) Smartphone
4 15 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.62%) User Experience
6 7 (1.81%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.81%) iPad
6 7 (1.81%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.03%) Fintech
8 4 (1.03%) NHS
8 4 (1.03%) Replication
8 4 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.78%) Animation
9 3 (0.78%) CMDB
9 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.78%) Vector Graphics
9 3 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 387 (100.00%) Windows
2 314 (81.14%) Windows 7
3 193 (49.87%) Windows 10
4 78 (20.16%) Windows Server
5 53 (13.70%) Windows XP
6 46 (11.89%) Apple iOS
7 45 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (9.56%) Mac OS
10 33 (8.53%) Android
11 32 (8.27%) Linux
12 15 (3.88%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.55%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.55%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.86%) ITIL
2 44 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (7.75%) Service Management
4 26 (6.72%) Migration
5 22 (5.68%) ITIL V3
6 20 (5.17%) Digital Signal Processing
6 20 (5.17%) Signal Processing
7 17 (4.39%) Application Packaging
7 17 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (3.62%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (3.62%) Open Source
9 13 (3.36%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 13 (3.36%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (3.10%) Time Management
11 11 (2.84%) Cryptography
11 11 (2.84%) iOS Development
12 10 (2.58%) Change Control
12 10 (2.58%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.01%) C#
2 27 (6.98%) C++
3 24 (6.20%) C
3 24 (6.20%) C++/CLI
4 16 (4.13%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.62%) SQL
6 11 (2.84%) Apple Swift
6 11 (2.84%) Objective-C
7 9 (2.33%) VB
7 9 (2.33%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.84%) MCSE
5 10 (2.58%) Degree
6 7 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.81%) MCP
7 5 (1.29%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.03%) MCSA
9 3 (0.78%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.78%) CCNA
9 3 (0.78%) CCNP
10 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.52%) MCITP
10 2 (0.52%) MCTS
11 1 (0.26%) ACSP
11 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.24%) SLA
2 8 (2.07%) QA
3 5 (1.29%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.03%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) GMP
System Software
1 201 (51.94%) Active Directory
2 74 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 20 (5.17%) XenApp
6 17 (4.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (2.33%) BitLocker
8 8 (2.07%) vSphere
9 7 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.81%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
12 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (15.25%) SCCM
2 22 (5.68%) vCenter Server
3 17 (4.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.78%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.52%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 206 (53.23%) Microsoft
2 87 (22.48%) VMware
3 61 (15.76%) Citrix
4 43 (11.11%) Apple
5 38 (9.82%) Cisco
6 31 (8.01%) Wyse
7 27 (6.98%) HP
8 11 (2.84%) Ivanti
9 10 (2.58%) Altiris
10 9 (2.33%) Symantec
11 8 (2.07%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.07%) Xerox
12 6 (1.55%) Lotus
12 6 (1.55%) Veritas
13 5 (1.29%) Avaya
13 5 (1.29%) Canon
13 5 (1.29%) Dell
13 5 (1.29%) Google
13 5 (1.29%) Intel
13 5 (1.29%) SAP