Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 647 457 521
Rank change year-on-year -190 +64 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 99 47 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.91% 0.91% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 148
10th Percentile £115 £110 £114
25th Percentile £123 £129 £125
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £150 £178 £170
Median % change year-on-year -15.49% +4.41% -5.56%
75th Percentile £200 £216 £338
90th Percentile £252 £444 £416
UK median daily rate £145 £153 £158
% change year-on-year -4.92% -3.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 11 40
10th Percentile £12.15 £15.00 £11.93
25th Percentile £14.06 £16.25 £12.88
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £18.00 " £18.94
90th Percentile " £24.50 £22.70
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +14.29% +11.11%

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 10,828 5,137 15,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 18.52% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,484 3,335 10,118
10th Percentile £163 £177 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £270
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 276 1,009
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.13 £13.91 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.66 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.15 £50.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%

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 27 October 2021.

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
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 27 October 2021. 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
Midlands -56 27 £121 - 13
West Midlands -45 21 £121 - 10
London -209 21 £135 -32.50% 10
North of England -58 18 £140 -6.67% 25
South West -41 15 £160 +36.48% 7
North West -45 14 £140 -6.67% 15
South East -74 13 £238 +76.53% 12
East Midlands -30 6 - - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £120 - 10
East of England -50 3 £150 - 4
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (76.77%) Windows 7
3 69 (69.70%) Windows 10
4 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
5 42 (42.42%) Social Skills
6 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
7 35 (35.35%) SCCM
8 33 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
9 26 (26.26%) ITIL
10 24 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (20.20%) Apple
12 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (19.19%) Public Sector
13 18 (18.18%) Windows XP
14 14 (14.14%) ITSM
15 11 (11.11%) Problem Management
15 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
15 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
15 11 (11.11%) Citrix
16 9 (9.09%) VPN
16 9 (9.09%) DNS
16 9 (9.09%) DHCP
16 9 (9.09%) Law
17 8 (8.08%) SLA
18 7 (7.07%) HP
18 7 (7.07%) Dell
18 7 (7.07%) Workflow
18 7 (7.07%) Android
18 7 (7.07%) iPhone
18 7 (7.07%) Snow

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 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.01%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (5.05%) Azure
3 3 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.03%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.01%) Google Workspace
4 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) DHCP
1 9 (9.09%) DNS
1 9 (9.09%) VPN
2 6 (6.06%) LAN
3 5 (5.05%) 802.11
4 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.03%) 3G
5 3 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (1.01%) Firewall
6 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.02%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.02%) MSI
General
1 42 (42.42%) Social Skills
2 19 (19.19%) Public Sector
3 9 (9.09%) Law
4 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.04%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (3.03%) Back Office
5 3 (3.03%) Finance
6 1 (1.01%) Local Government
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Desktop Support
2 28 (28.28%) Support Engineer
3 27 (27.27%) Analyst
3 27 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 20 (20.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 20 (20.20%) IT Support
5 18 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (13.13%) Service Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) Support Analyst
7 12 (12.12%) IT Analyst
8 11 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (10.10%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (9.09%) IT Engineer
10 9 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (8.08%) Deskside Engineer
12 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (6.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
14 5 (5.05%) PC Engineer
14 5 (5.05%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) iPhone
2 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.01%) Handset
4 1 (1.01%) NHS
4 1 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.01%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (76.77%) Windows 7
3 69 (69.70%) Windows 10
4 18 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.07%) Android
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.01%) Linux
11 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) ITIL
2 24 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (14.14%) ITSM
4 11 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.07%) Workflow
6 6 (6.06%) Change Management
6 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) Process Improvement
8 3 (3.03%) Software Distribution
9 2 (2.02%) Application Packaging
9 2 (2.02%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (2.02%) Break/Fix
9 2 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 2 (2.02%) Migration
9 2 (2.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 2 (2.02%) Service Management
9 2 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.01%) Security Operations
10 1 (1.01%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.02%) VB
1 2 (2.02%) VBScript
2 1 (1.01%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (5.05%) MCP
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) NIST
System Software
1 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (35.35%) SCCM
2 2 (2.02%) WSUS
3 1 (1.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.20%) Apple
3 11 (11.11%) Citrix
4 7 (7.07%) Dell
4 7 (7.07%) HP
4 7 (7.07%) Snow
5 6 (6.06%) Fujitsu
5 6 (6.06%) Samsung
6 3 (3.03%) BMC
6 3 (3.03%) McAfee
6 3 (3.03%) Remedy
6 3 (3.03%) VMware
7 2 (2.02%) Adobe
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco
7 2 (2.02%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.02%) Sophos
8 1 (1.01%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.01%) Google
8 1 (1.01%) Lotus
8 1 (1.01%) Splunk