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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 15 August 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 571 523 372
Rank change year-on-year -48 -151 +140
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 27 22 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.068% 0.071% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 0.50% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 9
10th Percentile £133 £121 £139
25th Percentile £170 £130 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £195 £188 £243
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -22.68% +20.50%
75th Percentile £270 £219 £450
90th Percentile £291 £323 £508
England median daily rate £175 £140 £203
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.86% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
10th Percentile - £13.70 -
25th Percentile £15.75 £13.81 -
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -28.75% +42.86%
75th Percentile £17.25 £14.63 -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% -20.00% +25.00%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5,545 4,372 2,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.99% 14.05% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,035 3,093 1,854
10th Percentile £235 £283 £250
25th Percentile £413 £413 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £488
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% +2.63%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £575
90th Percentile £763 £700 £656
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 66 44
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.88 £14.61
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.61 £19.29
Median hourly rate £23.91 £25.00 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.36% -9.91% +35.37%
75th Percentile £45.63 £52.88 £47.40
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.50 £53.15
England median hourly rate £23.91 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +36.63% -5.41% +5.71%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Central London -26 8 £195 +50.00% 1
South London - 1 £263 -
West London - 1 £350 - 4
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
4 19 (70.37%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 16 (59.26%) DHCP
6 16 (59.26%) DNS
7 14 (51.85%) Apple
7 14 (51.85%) WAN
7 14 (51.85%) LAN
7 14 (51.85%) SCCM
7 14 (51.85%) Windows 10
8 12 (44.44%) Firewall
8 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
8 12 (44.44%) Linux
9 11 (40.74%) Microsoft 365
10 10 (37.04%) WSUS
10 10 (37.04%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (37.04%) VPN
10 10 (37.04%) HP
10 10 (37.04%) Dell
11 8 (29.63%) Cisco
11 8 (29.63%) Mac OS
12 7 (25.93%) Trend Micro
12 7 (25.93%) Android
12 7 (25.93%) MobileIron
12 7 (25.93%) XenMobile
12 7 (25.93%) AirWatch
12 7 (25.93%) WebEx
13 6 (22.22%) Wireless

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (14.81%) Azure
3 3 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) DHCP
1 16 (59.26%) DNS
2 14 (51.85%) LAN
2 14 (51.85%) WAN
3 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 10 (37.04%) VPN
5 7 (25.93%) WebEx
6 6 (22.22%) Wireless
7 3 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (11.11%) VoIP
8 2 (7.41%) WLAN
9 1 (3.70%) ADSL
9 1 (3.70%) Broadband
9 1 (3.70%) VLAN
9 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Desktop Support
2 10 (37.04%) Desktop Specialist
2 10 (37.04%) Desktop Support Specialist
2 10 (37.04%) Support Specialist
3 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Field Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) IT Support
6 3 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.41%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Linux Support
7 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 10
4 12 (44.44%) Linux
5 8 (29.63%) Mac OS
6 7 (25.93%) Android
7 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
9 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
9 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
1 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (11.11%) Break/Fix
2 3 (11.11%) Email Filtering
2 3 (11.11%) ITSM
2 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.70%) Inventory Management
4 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.70%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) MCTS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) SCCM
2 10 (37.04%) WSUS
3 7 (25.93%) AirWatch
3 7 (25.93%) XenMobile
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Apple
3 10 (37.04%) Dell
3 10 (37.04%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) Cisco
5 7 (25.93%) MobileIron
5 7 (25.93%) Trend Micro
6 3 (11.11%) Adobe
7 2 (7.41%) Snow
8 1 (3.70%) BMC
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) Meraki
8 1 (3.70%) Remedy