Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 293 329
Rank change year-on-year +121 +36 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 70 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.06% 2.21% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 27
Median daily rate £185 £350 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.14% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £135 £144 £115
90th Percentile £408 £650 £409
England median daily rate £193 £175 £170
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 20
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +15.15%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.60 £11.18
90th Percentile £23.38 £24.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03% +10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 971 3,174 3,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.93% 21.55% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 1,875 1,997
Median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £157 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £438
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 248 322
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.89% +13.91%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.23 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.78 £52.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +1.45%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the South East

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 11 August 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 +90 11 £400 +14.29% 2
Hampshire +78 7 £135 -33.74% 1
Buckinghamshire +48 6 £405 +189.29%
Berkshire +67 4 £350 -6.67% 2
Surrey +51 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire +42 1 £200 +53.85%
West Sussex +32 1 - -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (60.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (50.00%) SCCM
7 8 (40.00%) Office 365
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) Problem Management
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (35.00%) HP
8 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (30.00%) Patch Management
9 6 (30.00%) Security Patching
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) BladeLogic
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
10 5 (25.00%) WSUS
10 5 (25.00%) SLA
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (20.00%) Service Management
11 4 (20.00%) Remedy
11 4 (20.00%) SQL
11 4 (20.00%) VBScript

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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Deployment Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) IT Support
2 3 (15.00%) IT Technician
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Technician
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
1 8 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (30.00%) Patch Management
2 6 (30.00%) Security Patching
3 4 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.00%) Data Encryption
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
6 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
6 1 (5.00%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
1 4 (20.00%) VB
1 4 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 5 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Intel