Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 325 307
Rank change year-on-year +90 -18 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 75 56 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.98% 1.58% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 49
South East median daily rate £375 £213 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.47% +1.19% +4.35%
10th Percentile £137 £114 £130
90th Percentile £575 £619 £488
England median daily rate £150 £175 £215
% change year-on-year -14.29% -18.60% +30.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 19
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.45
90th Percentile £24.50 £37.50 £20.02
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year +7.74% -4.19% -4.85%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,518 3,540 3,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.04% 22.20% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,972 2,123
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £133 £158 £143
90th Percentile £573 £575 £550
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 295 274
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -7.04% +10.94%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £53.38 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Thames Valley +50 51 £450 +100.00% 16
Buckinghamshire +38 23 £288 +27.78% 8
Berkshire +25 22 £495 +340.00% 3
Surrey +58 13 £420 +236.00% 7
Oxfordshire +22 6 £200 -64.44% 5
Hampshire +30 4 £230 +2.22% 5
Kent - 4 £120 - 4
West Sussex +16 2 - - 5
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 45 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 37 (49.33%) Active Directory
5 35 (46.67%) Windows Server
6 32 (42.67%) Windows 10
6 32 (42.67%) VMware
7 30 (40.00%) Office 365
8 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (25.33%) SCCM
11 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (22.67%) Hyper-V
13 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
13 16 (21.33%) Citrix
14 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 15 (20.00%) XenApp
14 15 (20.00%) DV Cleared
15 14 (18.67%) Dell
16 13 (17.33%) SCOM
16 13 (17.33%) ITSM
16 13 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (16.00%) PKI
17 12 (16.00%) WSUS
17 12 (16.00%) DHCP
17 12 (16.00%) DNS
18 11 (14.67%) Cisco
18 11 (14.67%) ITIL

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.00%) IIS
3 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.67%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (40.00%) Office 365
2 8 (10.67%) Azure
3 4 (5.33%) AWS
3 4 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.00%) IaaS
5 1 (1.33%) NuGet
5 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) DHCP
1 12 (16.00%) DNS
2 11 (14.67%) Firewall
3 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (12.00%) NaaS
5 8 (10.67%) Skype
6 5 (6.67%) Internet
7 3 (4.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.67%) Wireless
9 1 (1.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.67%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.67%) MSI
4 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.33%) MSTest
4 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.33%) Subversion
4 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (12.00%) Law
1 9 (12.00%) Legal
2 7 (9.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Analyst
2 13 (17.33%) Support Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Service Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (9.33%) Desktop Support
6 7 (9.33%) IT Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Architect
8 4 (5.33%) IT Support
9 3 (4.00%) CloudOps Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (5.33%) JSON
3 4 (5.33%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) PKI
2 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (2.67%) PMI
5 1 (1.33%) BYOD
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 35 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 32 (42.67%) Windows 10
5 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.33%) VMS
7 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (12.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.33%) Linux
10 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) ITSM
2 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (14.67%) ITIL
3 11 (14.67%) Migration
4 10 (13.33%) Change Management
4 10 (13.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 10 (13.33%) Service Management
5 9 (12.00%) Break/Fix
5 9 (12.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 9 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (12.00%) Information Security
5 9 (12.00%) Information Security Management
5 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 9 (12.00%) ISMS
5 9 (12.00%) Proactive Maintenance
5 9 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 9 (12.00%) Security Management
6 7 (9.33%) Application Packaging
6 7 (9.33%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) Java
3 5 (6.67%) C#
3 5 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (13.33%) CCNA
3 10 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (12.00%) MCITP
4 9 (12.00%) MCSA
5 6 (8.00%) MCSE
6 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.33%) CCNP
7 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (22.67%) Hyper-V
4 15 (20.00%) XenApp
5 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.33%) LXC
6 4 (5.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (4.00%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.33%) Docker
9 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (25.33%) SCCM
2 13 (17.33%) SCOM
3 12 (16.00%) WSUS
4 4 (5.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.67%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (42.67%) VMware
3 16 (21.33%) Citrix
4 14 (18.67%) Dell
5 11 (14.67%) Apple
5 11 (14.67%) Cisco
6 10 (13.33%) Adobe
6 10 (13.33%) F5
7 9 (12.00%) Meraki
7 9 (12.00%) Sony
7 9 (12.00%) Splunk
8 5 (6.67%) EMC
8 5 (6.67%) HP
8 5 (6.67%) McAfee
9 4 (5.33%) CA
9 4 (5.33%) Clearswift
9 4 (5.33%) Juniper
10 2 (2.67%) Novell
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle
11 1 (1.33%) NetApp