Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 520 509 527
Rank change year-on-year -11 +18 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 162 364 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.29% 1.94% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 243 192
England median daily rate £153 £185 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% -8.64% +26.56%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £110
90th Percentile £523 £403 £450
UK median daily rate £150 £180 £200
% change year-on-year -16.67% -10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 69 86
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% -4.85%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.92 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.86 £21.95 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 12,602 18,768 19,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.33% 20.68% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,819 11,821 12,529
England median daily rate £415 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.05% +1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £143 £160 £170
90th Percentile £606 £613 £620
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,001 1,177 1,167
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -0.29% +4.85%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +86 60 £375 +76.47% 43
London +29 43 £143 -20.83% 19
North of England +42 24 £140 -58.82% 17
Midlands +57 16 £220 -27.01% 21
South West -2 14 £128 +2.00% 14
Yorkshire +46 13 £209 +11.33% 5
North West +12 10 £158 -54.52% 11
East Midlands +35 9 £140 -58.90% 8
West Midlands +46 7 £300 +103.39% 13
East of England +8 4 - - 20
North East +22 1 £130 - 1
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (71.60%) Windows 7
3 86 (53.09%) Windows 10
4 85 (52.47%) Microsoft
5 79 (48.77%) Active Directory
6 71 (43.83%) Office 365
7 42 (25.93%) Windows Server
8 31 (19.14%) VMware
9 29 (17.90%) SCCM
10 28 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
11 26 (16.05%) Apple
12 25 (15.43%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (14.20%) Windows XP
15 22 (13.58%) Citrix
16 21 (12.96%) Migration
16 21 (12.96%) XenApp
17 20 (12.35%) Adobe
17 20 (12.35%) MS Exchange
17 20 (12.35%) Break/Fix
18 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (10.49%) DHCP
19 17 (10.49%) DNS
20 16 (9.88%) TCP/IP
20 16 (9.88%) SharePoint
20 16 (9.88%) Application Packaging
21 15 (9.26%) Android
21 15 (9.26%) Mac OS X

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 20 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.79%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (4.32%) IIS
8 5 (3.09%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.47%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.47%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 71 (43.83%) Office 365
2 11 (6.79%) Azure
3 7 (4.32%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.47%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.47%) PowerApps
5 3 (1.85%) IaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.62%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.49%) DHCP
1 17 (10.49%) DNS
2 16 (9.88%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.02%) Skype
4 6 (3.70%) Firewall
4 6 (3.70%) LAN
5 5 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.09%) Internet
5 5 (3.09%) NaaS
6 4 (2.47%) VoIP
6 4 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.85%) H.323
7 3 (1.85%) ISDN
7 3 (1.85%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.85%) VPN
7 3 (1.85%) WAN
7 3 (1.85%) Wireless
8 2 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.23%) WLAN
9 1 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MSI
2 8 (4.94%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (5.56%) Finance
1 9 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 6 (3.70%) Retail
3 5 (3.09%) Law
3 5 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
4 2 (1.23%) Police
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Electronics
5 1 (0.62%) Local Government
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 34 (20.99%) Desktop Support
3 32 (19.75%) Analyst
3 32 (19.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 30 (18.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 18 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 18 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (9.88%) IT Support
7 15 (9.26%) IT Engineer
7 15 (9.26%) Support Analyst
8 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (6.17%) IT Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (5.56%) Applications Packager
10 9 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Architect
11 7 (4.32%) Deployment Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.23%) .NET
2 2 (1.23%) JSON
2 2 (1.23%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.62%) COM
3 1 (0.62%) HTML
3 1 (0.62%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.41%) PKI
3 10 (6.17%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.47%) EPoS
6 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.23%) PMI
7 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) BYOD
8 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.62%) iPad
8 1 (0.62%) Replication
8 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (71.60%) Windows 7
3 86 (53.09%) Windows 10
4 42 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (14.20%) Windows XP
6 15 (9.26%) Android
6 15 (9.26%) Mac OS X
7 11 (6.79%) VMS
8 10 (6.17%) Apple iOS
8 10 (6.17%) Linux
9 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.62%) Debian
12 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (12.96%) Migration
3 20 (12.35%) Break/Fix
4 16 (9.88%) Application Packaging
5 14 (8.64%) ITIL
6 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (8.02%) ITSM
7 11 (6.79%) Service Management
7 11 (6.79%) Software Distribution
8 10 (6.17%) Network Virtualisation
8 10 (6.17%) Proactive Maintenance
9 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (5.56%) Security Management
10 8 (4.94%) Time Management
11 7 (4.32%) Change Management
11 7 (4.32%) Patch Management
12 6 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (3.70%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.09%) Customer-Centricity
13 5 (3.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.56%) SQL
3 6 (3.70%) Java
4 5 (3.09%) VB
5 2 (1.23%) C#
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
6 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.64%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.64%) MCSE
4 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.32%) CCNA
5 7 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.09%) MCITP
6 5 (3.09%) MCSA
7 2 (1.23%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.23%) Degree
7 2 (1.23%) MCP
7 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (48.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.96%) XenApp
3 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 11 (6.79%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.79%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (6.17%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.23%) LXC
8 2 (1.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.62%) Firmware
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.62%) vCloud
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (17.90%) SCCM
2 9 (5.56%) SCOM
2 9 (5.56%) WSUS
3 4 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.47%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.85%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.62%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.62%) vMotion
6 1 (0.62%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 85 (52.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.14%) VMware
3 26 (16.05%) Apple
4 22 (13.58%) Citrix
5 20 (12.35%) Adobe
6 14 (8.64%) Dell
7 11 (6.79%) Cisco
7 11 (6.79%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.70%) F5
8 6 (3.70%) HP
9 5 (3.09%) EMC
9 5 (3.09%) Lotus
9 5 (3.09%) McAfee
9 5 (3.09%) Meraki
9 5 (3.09%) Sony
9 5 (3.09%) Splunk
10 4 (2.47%) CA
10 4 (2.47%) Clearswift
10 4 (2.47%) Juniper
10 4 (2.47%) Novell