Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 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
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 373 508
Rank change year-on-year -128 +135 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 8 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.066% 0.051% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.30% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 53
10th Percentile £121 £133 £123
25th Percentile £130 £173 £133
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £164 £375 £225
Median % change year-on-year -56.33% +66.67% +19.21%
75th Percentile £219 £475 £375
90th Percentile £336 £515 £411
England median daily rate £140 £200 £189
% change year-on-year -30.00% +5.96% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 15
10th Percentile £13.68 " £12.01
25th Percentile £13.75 " £12.04
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% +42.86% -8.20%
75th Percentile £14.63 " £17.33
90th Percentile " " £19.20
England median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -3.03%

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 4,281 2,711 7,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.08% 17.34% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,023 1,955 5,258
10th Percentile £289 £213 £175
25th Percentile £413 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £655 £650
England median daily rate £474 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 187
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.73 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.26 £19.39 £16.04
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +32.02% +9.63%
75th Percentile £55.31 £47.54 £30.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £52.55 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.34 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.30% +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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 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
Central London -19 6 £130 -61.19% 2
East London - 1 £135 - 2
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (55.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (30.00%) Apple
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (20.00%) Social Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) SCCM
8 3 (15.00%) Android
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (10.00%) Azure
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (10.00%) XenApp
9 2 (10.00%) Snow
9 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
9 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
9 2 (10.00%) Ivanti
9 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X

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 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (10.00%) Azure
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) AdminStudio
1 2 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 2 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) IT Support
4 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) IT Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Mac Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (55.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) ITSM
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) SIEM
3 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) VB
1 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe
3 2 (10.00%) Ivanti
3 2 (10.00%) Snow
4 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (5.00%) BMC
4 1 (5.00%) CrowdStrike
4 1 (5.00%) Eze Castle Integration
4 1 (5.00%) FactSet
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Reuters
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk
4 1 (5.00%) VMware