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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 324 306
Rank change year-on-year -80 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 191 336 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 2.97% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 173 189
Median daily rate £165 £208 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.48% -7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £116 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £180 £198
% change year-on-year -9.72% -8.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 76 60
Median hourly rate £15.98 £16.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.14% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.10 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8667 11303 11253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.21% 21.98% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 7162 6451
Median daily rate £420 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 629 916
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.95% +6.92%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -29 76 £168 -44.16% 20
North West +23 23 £214 +14.26% 14
South East -14 23 £145 -3.33% 14
East of England -26 20 £163 -0.76% 7
East Midlands -1 18 £220 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +23 17 £115 -50.53% 8
South West -6 9 £113 -65.38% 7
North East +11 3 £200 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire +22 2 - - 6
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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.

1 359 (100.00%) Windows
2 264 (73.54%) Windows 7
3 247 (68.80%) Active Directory
4 181 (50.42%) Microsoft
5 155 (43.18%) Windows 10
6 132 (36.77%) Microsoft Office
7 89 (24.79%) Windows Server
8 84 (23.40%) Office 365
9 82 (22.84%) Citrix
10 72 (20.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 67 (18.66%) ITIL
13 65 (18.11%) SCCM
14 60 (16.71%) Windows XP
15 53 (14.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 50 (13.93%) MS Exchange
17 44 (12.26%) VMware
18 43 (11.98%) HP
19 38 (10.58%) Hyper-V
20 37 (10.31%) Migration
20 37 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (10.03%) Blackberry
21 36 (10.03%) DNS
22 34 (9.47%) LAN
22 34 (9.47%) SharePoint
22 34 (9.47%) SQL
23 33 (9.19%) TCP/IP
23 33 (9.19%) Apple
23 33 (9.19%) Apple iOS
24 30 (8.36%) Internet

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 50 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 28 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.41%) Skype for Business
5 18 (5.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.18%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.11%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Moodle
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 132 (36.77%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.51%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 84 (23.40%) Office 365
2 12 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.39%) OneDrive
3 5 (1.39%) Yammer
4 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.03%) DNS
2 34 (9.47%) LAN
3 33 (9.19%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.36%) DHCP
4 30 (8.36%) Internet
4 30 (8.36%) VPN
5 27 (7.52%) WAN
6 23 (6.41%) Remote Desktop
7 21 (5.85%) Firewall
8 19 (5.29%) Wireless
9 15 (4.18%) SAN
10 13 (3.62%) Skype
11 11 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.23%) VLAN
13 6 (1.67%) 3G
14 5 (1.39%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.39%) VoIP
15 4 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (1.11%) Wireshark
16 3 (0.84%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.67%) Big Data
3 4 (1.11%) SQLite
4 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) MS Access
5 1 (0.28%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) MSI
2 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.84%) Subversion
2 3 (0.84%) Xcode
3 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) MSTest
4 1 (0.28%) NUnit
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (7.52%) Finance
2 12 (3.34%) Law
3 10 (2.79%) Legal
4 9 (2.51%) Banking
5 7 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.67%) Local Government
6 6 (1.67%) Marketing
6 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.39%) Advertising
7 5 (1.39%) Retail
8 3 (0.84%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (27.58%) Support Engineer
2 82 (22.84%) Analyst
3 73 (20.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 50 (13.93%) IT Support
5 49 (13.65%) Desktop Support
6 46 (12.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 45 (12.53%) Support Analyst
8 41 (11.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 40 (11.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 35 (9.75%) IT Engineer
11 32 (8.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 31 (8.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 28 (7.80%) IT Support Engineer
14 24 (6.69%) Service Analyst
14 24 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
15 23 (6.41%) 1st Line Support
16 22 (6.13%) Windows Engineer
17 20 (5.57%) IT Analyst
17 20 (5.57%) IT Support Analyst
18 19 (5.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.79%) .NET
2 7 (1.95%) HTML
3 6 (1.67%) SOAP
3 6 (1.67%) Web Services
4 5 (1.39%) WPF
5 4 (1.11%) COM+
5 4 (1.11%) WCF
6 3 (0.84%) Cocoa
6 3 (0.84%) HTML5
6 3 (0.84%) JSON
6 3 (0.84%) REST
6 3 (0.84%) XML
7 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.56%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.28%) JSF
8 1 (0.28%) Qt
8 1 (0.28%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.03%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.74%) iPhone
4 16 (4.46%) Smartphone
5 11 (3.06%) iPad
6 10 (2.79%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.51%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.95%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.95%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.67%) Clustering
9 6 (1.67%) User Experience
9 6 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.11%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.56%) Life Science
11 2 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 359 (100.00%) Windows
2 264 (73.54%) Windows 7
3 155 (43.18%) Windows 10
4 89 (24.79%) Windows Server
5 72 (20.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (16.71%) Windows XP
8 37 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (9.19%) Apple iOS
10 25 (6.96%) Android
11 14 (3.90%) Windows Vista
12 12 (3.34%) Mac OS X
13 11 (3.06%) Linux
14 8 (2.23%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.84%) CentOS
15 3 (0.84%) Unix
15 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.66%) ITIL
2 37 (10.31%) Migration
3 24 (6.69%) Time Management
4 15 (4.18%) Problem Management
4 15 (4.18%) Service Management
5 14 (3.90%) Incident Management
6 13 (3.62%) Configuration Management
7 12 (3.34%) Patch Management
8 11 (3.06%) ITSM
8 11 (3.06%) Service Delivery
8 11 (3.06%) Validation
9 10 (2.79%) Change Management
9 10 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.95%) Analytics
10 7 (1.95%) Security Patching
10 7 (1.95%) Software Deployment
11 6 (1.67%) Application Packaging
11 6 (1.67%) High Availability
11 6 (1.67%) Network Management
11 6 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.47%) SQL
2 29 (8.08%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.79%) C#
3 10 (2.79%) VBScript
4 6 (1.67%) C++
5 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.11%) VB
7 3 (0.84%) Apple Swift
7 3 (0.84%) C
7 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.56%) VBA
8 2 (0.56%) XAML
9 1 (0.28%) Java
9 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (14.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.85%) MCP
5 19 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (5.29%) MCSE
6 18 (5.01%) MCITP
7 12 (3.34%) Degree
8 11 (3.06%) CCNA
8 11 (3.06%) MCSA
9 9 (2.51%) CCNP
10 6 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.67%) MCTS
11 4 (1.11%) CCIE
12 3 (0.84%) ACDT
12 3 (0.84%) ACHDS
12 3 (0.84%) ACTC
12 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.52%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 247 (68.80%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.58%) Hyper-V
3 26 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (6.96%) XenApp
5 18 (5.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.67%) vSphere
9 5 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.11%) XenServer
11 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 65 (18.11%) SCCM
2 11 (3.06%) WSUS
3 8 (2.23%) BladeLogic
4 7 (1.95%) SCOM
5 6 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.11%) WMI
8 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) SCSM
9 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 181 (50.42%) Microsoft
2 82 (22.84%) Citrix
3 44 (12.26%) VMware
4 43 (11.98%) HP
5 33 (9.19%) Apple
6 29 (8.08%) Cisco
7 18 (5.01%) Symantec
8 16 (4.46%) Remedy
9 14 (3.90%) Lotus
10 12 (3.34%) LANDesk
11 7 (1.95%) Avaya
11 7 (1.95%) Dell
12 6 (1.67%) Juniper
13 5 (1.39%) AppSense
13 5 (1.39%) NetApp
13 5 (1.39%) Sophos
13 5 (1.39%) ThinPrint
14 4 (1.11%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.11%) Intel Security
14 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
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