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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 669 570 520
Rank change year-on-year -99 -50 +80
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 88 58 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.80% 0.77% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 39
10th Percentile £123 £115 £121
25th Percentile £130 £120 £129
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £170 £161 £213
Median % change year-on-year +5.43% -24.27% +29.05%
75th Percentile £200 £198 £405
90th Percentile £263 £269 £491
UK median daily rate £165 £134 £211
% change year-on-year +23.49% -36.81% +32.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 23
10th Percentile £13.58 £12.65 -
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.63 £12.00
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.89% -5.26% +22.58%
75th Percentile £18.72 - £20.00
90th Percentile £19.10 £18.60 £24.05
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.46 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.26% -22.70% +33.33%

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 10,971 7,518 8,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.45% 15.86% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,566 4,952 5,524
10th Percentile £173 £183 £150
25th Percentile £315 £331 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.63%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 360 582
10th Percentile £13.19 £11.65 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £13.50 £13.72
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £50.19 £42.50 £22.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.00 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +4.35%

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 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England -26 26 £170 +54.55% 8
London -99 25 £200 -13.04% 6
Midlands -42 13 £135 +12.50% 5
North West -38 12 £173 +56.82% 3
South East -33 11 £200 +0.63% 10
Yorkshire - 11 £161 - 4
South West -20 10 £150 -23.08% 4
West Midlands -42 10 £137 +14.42% 3
North East -6 3 £170 - 1
East Midlands -20 3 £135 +7.04% 2
East of England -27 2 £178 +47.92% 4
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (72.73%) Windows 10
3 60 (68.18%) Microsoft 365
4 58 (65.91%) Active Directory
5 57 (64.77%) Windows 7
6 56 (63.64%) Microsoft
7 31 (35.23%) Social Skills
8 25 (28.41%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (19.32%) DNS
10 16 (18.18%) SCCM
10 16 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (17.05%) DHCP
11 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (17.05%) Apple
12 14 (15.91%) ITIL
13 11 (12.50%) Wireless
13 11 (12.50%) Law
14 10 (11.36%) VPN
14 10 (11.36%) SLA
14 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (10.23%) Mac OS
15 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
15 9 (10.23%) LAN
15 9 (10.23%) Firewall
16 8 (9.09%) Driving Licence
16 8 (9.09%) WAN
17 7 (7.95%) Mac OS X
17 7 (7.95%) ITSM
17 7 (7.95%) Azure

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 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (68.18%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (7.95%) Azure
3 3 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.27%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) DNS
2 15 (17.05%) DHCP
3 11 (12.50%) Wireless
4 10 (11.36%) VPN
5 9 (10.23%) Firewall
5 9 (10.23%) LAN
5 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.09%) WAN
7 5 (5.68%) VoIP
7 5 (5.68%) WebEx
8 4 (4.55%) Internet
9 3 (3.41%) VLAN
9 3 (3.41%) WLAN
10 2 (2.27%) ADSL
10 2 (2.27%) Broadband
10 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.14%) Skype
11 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (35.23%) Social Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Law
3 6 (6.82%) Finance
4 4 (4.55%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Banking
6 2 (2.27%) Publishing
7 1 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
2 21 (23.86%) IT Support
3 20 (22.73%) Support Engineer
4 19 (21.59%) Desktop Support
5 15 (17.05%) Active Directory Support
6 14 (15.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (15.91%) IT Analyst
7 12 (13.64%) IT Support Analyst
7 12 (13.64%) Support Analyst
8 11 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (11.36%) Service Analyst
9 10 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (10.23%) IT Engineer
11 8 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (7.95%) IT Support Engineer
13 5 (5.68%) Support Specialist
14 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support Specialist
14 4 (4.55%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.41%) PDA
4 2 (2.27%) CMDB
4 2 (2.27%) Life Science
4 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) BYOD
5 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (72.73%) Windows 10
3 57 (64.77%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.23%) Mac OS
5 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.95%) Android
6 7 (7.95%) Mac OS X
6 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (6.82%) Linux
7 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
8 5 (5.68%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (15.91%) ITIL
3 7 (7.95%) ITSM
4 4 (4.55%) Workflow
5 3 (3.41%) Break/Fix
5 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (3.41%) Migration
6 2 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.27%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (2.27%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.27%) Email Filtering
6 2 (2.27%) Email Management
6 2 (2.27%) Inventory Management
6 2 (2.27%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.27%) Use Case
7 1 (1.14%) Information Governance
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.14%) Password Management
7 1 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.82%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.27%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.27%) MCSE
3 2 (2.27%) MCTS
3 2 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (65.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) SCCM
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (6.82%) WSUS
3 4 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.55%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) Apple
3 5 (5.68%) Cisco
3 5 (5.68%) HP
4 4 (4.55%) Adobe
4 4 (4.55%) Dell
4 4 (4.55%) MobileIron
4 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 4 (4.55%) Snow
4 4 (4.55%) Trend Micro
5 3 (3.41%) Meraki
6 2 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.27%) NETGEAR
6 2 (2.27%) Sophos
6 2 (2.27%) Ubiquiti
6 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.14%) Reuters
7 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.14%) Symantec