Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 18 December 2018 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 371 377
Rank change year-on-year -87 +6 -69
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 224 292 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 2.60% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 152 157
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £200 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £106
90th Percentile £403 £450 £425
UK median daily rate £175 £190 £170
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -1.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.71%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12,287 11,242 12,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.00% 20.96% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,923 6,499 7,132
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +0.83%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £165
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,149 986 1,059
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.71 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.79% -4.03%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.21% +7.69% -1.52%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 -34 63 £188 -16.67% 12
South West -30 44 £133 -67.18% 10
North of England -24 36 £340 +70.00% 22
East of England -5 35 £213 +21.43% 14
Midlands -25 33 £263 +35.48% 12
North West -5 28 £340 +142.86% 13
East Midlands +14 22 £320 +42.22% 4
West Midlands -44 11 £145 -17.14% 8
Scotland -16 9 £115 -11.54% 1
Yorkshire -21 6 £219 -6.91% 7
Wales -34 4 £135 -50.46% 2
North East -7 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland +27 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 224 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 121 (54.02%) Windows 10
4 111 (49.55%) Microsoft
5 105 (46.88%) Active Directory
6 93 (41.52%) Office 365
7 64 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (23.21%) Windows XP
9 40 (17.86%) VMware
10 38 (16.96%) Windows Server
11 37 (16.52%) SCCM
12 33 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (12.05%) Apple
15 26 (11.61%) Citrix
15 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
16 24 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (10.27%) Apple iOS
17 23 (10.27%) Migration
18 22 (9.82%) ITIL
19 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
20 20 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
21 19 (8.48%) Skype for Business
22 16 (7.14%) LAN
22 16 (7.14%) SLA
22 16 (7.14%) Cisco
22 16 (7.14%) Application Packaging
22 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.48%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.79%) Totara
8 2 (0.89%) IIS
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 64 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (41.52%) Office 365
2 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.23%) IaaS
4 5 (2.23%) PaaS
4 5 (2.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
2 16 (7.14%) LAN
3 15 (6.70%) DNS
3 15 (6.70%) Skype
4 13 (5.80%) WAN
5 11 (4.91%) DHCP
6 10 (4.46%) Firewall
7 7 (3.13%) VPN
8 6 (2.68%) VoIP
8 6 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.79%) Network Security
9 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.34%) SAN
10 3 (1.34%) WLAN
11 2 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) MS Access
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (4.91%) MSI
2 9 (4.02%) AdminStudio
3 7 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.13%) Subversion
3 7 (3.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 7 (3.13%) Xcode
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (6.70%) Finance
2 7 (3.13%) Billing
2 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Marketing
4 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.79%) Retail
5 3 (1.34%) Banking
5 3 (1.34%) Electronics
6 2 (0.89%) Advertising
6 2 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 68 (30.36%) Support Engineer
2 54 (24.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 48 (21.43%) Desktop Support
4 44 (19.64%) Analyst
5 39 (17.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 34 (15.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (10.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 24 (10.71%) Support Analyst
8 21 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 19 (8.48%) IT Support
10 17 (7.59%) Service Analyst
10 17 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (7.14%) IT Engineer
12 11 (4.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 11 (4.91%) Applications Packager
13 10 (4.46%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (4.46%) Deployment Engineer
13 10 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.13%) Cocoa
1 7 (3.13%) HTML
1 7 (3.13%) JSON
1 7 (3.13%) OCX
1 7 (3.13%) REST
1 7 (3.13%) SOAP
1 7 (3.13%) Web Services
1 7 (3.13%) XML
2 4 (1.79%) Middleware
3 2 (0.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.36%) iPhone
3 9 (4.02%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.68%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.68%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.23%) iPad
7 4 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.79%) User Experience
8 3 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.34%) NHS
8 3 (1.34%) PKI
9 2 (0.89%) CMDB
9 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.89%) Replication
9 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.45%) Social Media
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 121 (54.02%) Windows 10
4 52 (23.21%) Windows XP
5 38 (16.96%) Windows Server
6 33 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (10.27%) Apple iOS
8 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (5.80%) Android
10 11 (4.91%) Mac OS X
11 10 (4.46%) Linux
11 10 (4.46%) Mac OS
12 8 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.68%) Windows Phone
13 6 (2.68%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.89%) VMS
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (10.27%) Migration
3 22 (9.82%) ITIL
4 16 (7.14%) Application Packaging
5 14 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 14 (6.25%) ITSM
6 13 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
8 8 (3.57%) Personalization
8 8 (3.57%) Service Management
9 7 (3.13%) iOS Development
9 7 (3.13%) Software Testing
9 7 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (3.13%) Visualisation
9 7 (3.13%) Workflow
10 6 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.68%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 6 (2.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.02%) VBScript
2 8 (3.57%) VB
3 7 (3.13%) Apple Swift
3 7 (3.13%) C#
3 7 (3.13%) Objective-C
4 5 (2.23%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.23%) SQL
5 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.13%) MCSE
5 5 (2.23%) Degree
6 4 (1.79%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.34%) CCNA
7 3 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.89%) CCNP
8 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.89%) MCITP
8 2 (0.89%) MCTS
9 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.45%) MCSA
9 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.14%) SLA
2 8 (3.57%) QA
3 5 (2.23%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (1.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) GMP
System Software
1 105 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.80%) XenApp
5 9 (4.02%) BitLocker
6 7 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.79%) vSphere
7 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.89%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (16.52%) SCCM
2 14 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.68%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.34%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.89%) SCOM
7 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 111 (49.55%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.86%) VMware
3 27 (12.05%) Apple
4 26 (11.61%) Citrix
5 16 (7.14%) Cisco
6 15 (6.70%) HP
7 9 (4.02%) Ivanti
8 8 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 8 (3.57%) Xerox
9 5 (2.23%) Canon
9 5 (2.23%) Intel
10 4 (1.79%) Dell
11 3 (1.34%) Altiris
11 3 (1.34%) F5
11 3 (1.34%) Nortel
11 3 (1.34%) SAP
11 3 (1.34%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.34%) Symantec
11 3 (1.34%) Veritas
11 3 (1.34%) Wyse