Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 373 373
Rank change year-on-year -76 0 -66
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 222 277 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.88% 2.50% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 154 153
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.25% +2.94% -15.00%
10th Percentile £108 £104 £103
90th Percentile £352 £422 £438
UK median daily rate £170 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 66 104
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £15.13 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% -2.42% +0.47%
10th Percentile £10.82 £10.14 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.20 £19.75 £19.31
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% -

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 11,818 11,098 13,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.54% 21.28% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,529 6,337 7,998
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +6.46%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £181
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,193 954 1,061
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -22 62 £185 -2.63% 24
East of England +12 41 £150 +15.44% 7
North of England -33 40 £186 -6.88% 19
Midlands -25 34 £130 -13.33% 14
East Midlands +3 24 £130 -13.33% 4
North West -12 24 £160 +2.40% 6
South West -46 22 £143 -62.00% 19
Scotland -11 21 £140 +27.27% 5
Yorkshire -25 10 £238 +1.06% 12
West Midlands -38 10 £138 -8.33% 10
North East +6 6 £151 -24.38% 1
Wales -23 2 £125 -
Northern Ireland +32 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Windows
2 171 (77.03%) Windows 7
3 132 (59.46%) Active Directory
4 126 (56.76%) Windows 10
5 123 (55.41%) Microsoft
6 86 (38.74%) Microsoft Office
7 78 (35.14%) Office 365
8 48 (21.62%) Windows Server
9 39 (17.57%) SCCM
10 38 (17.12%) VMware
11 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (15.77%) Citrix
13 31 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (13.96%) Apple
13 31 (13.96%) Windows XP
14 30 (13.51%) MS Exchange
14 30 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (13.06%) Apple iOS
16 28 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (11.26%) ITIL
17 25 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (10.36%) Finance
18 23 (10.36%) Security Cleared
19 22 (9.91%) SC Cleared
19 22 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
19 22 (9.91%) LAN
20 21 (9.46%) DNS
20 21 (9.46%) Cisco
20 21 (9.46%) Migration
21 19 (8.56%) Microsoft App-V

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 30 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.56%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.80%) Totara
7 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 86 (38.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Line 50
2 1 (0.45%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 78 (35.14%) Office 365
2 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.80%) IaaS
4 4 (1.80%) PaaS
4 4 (1.80%) SaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.91%) LAN
2 21 (9.46%) DNS
3 18 (8.11%) DHCP
4 16 (7.21%) Skype
4 16 (7.21%) WAN
5 13 (5.86%) VPN
6 11 (4.95%) Remote Desktop
6 11 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (3.60%) 3G
7 8 (3.60%) Firewall
8 6 (2.70%) VoIP
9 5 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.35%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.35%) WLAN
11 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.90%) Internet
11 2 (0.90%) SAN
11 2 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.45%) MS Access
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.70%) Subversion
1 6 (2.70%) Xcode
2 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (10.36%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.15%) Retail
4 4 (1.80%) Advertising
4 4 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.35%) Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (30.63%) Support Engineer
2 61 (27.48%) Analyst
3 59 (26.58%) Desktop Support
4 41 (18.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 40 (18.02%) Desktop Engineer
6 32 (14.41%) IT Support
7 30 (13.51%) Support Analyst
8 29 (13.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 26 (11.71%) Service Analyst
9 26 (11.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (8.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 18 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (6.76%) IT Analyst
13 13 (5.86%) IT Engineer
13 13 (5.86%) IT Support Analyst
14 12 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
15 11 (4.95%) 1st Line Support
15 11 (4.95%) Active Directory Support
15 11 (4.95%) Help Desk Analyst
16 10 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.70%) Cocoa
1 6 (2.70%) HTML
1 6 (2.70%) JSON
1 6 (2.70%) REST
1 6 (2.70%) SOAP
1 6 (2.70%) Web Services
1 6 (2.70%) XML
2 4 (1.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 17 (7.66%) iPhone
4 14 (6.31%) Fat Client
4 14 (6.31%) Smartphone
4 14 (6.31%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.60%) iPad
6 6 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.80%) CMDB
9 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.35%) User Experience
10 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.90%) NHS
10 2 (0.90%) PDA
10 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) Clustering
11 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 222 (100.00%) Windows
2 171 (77.03%) Windows 7
3 126 (56.76%) Windows 10
4 48 (21.62%) Windows Server
5 36 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (13.96%) Windows XP
7 30 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (13.06%) Apple iOS
9 17 (7.66%) Android
10 16 (7.21%) Mac OS X
11 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (4.95%) Mac OS
13 7 (3.15%) Linux
14 5 (2.25%) Windows Phone
14 5 (2.25%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (11.26%) ITIL
3 21 (9.46%) Migration
4 15 (6.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 12 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.05%) Application Packaging
6 9 (4.05%) ITSM
7 8 (3.60%) Software Delivery
8 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (2.70%) Data Protection
9 6 (2.70%) iOS Development
10 5 (2.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 5 (2.25%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (1.80%) Analytics
11 4 (1.80%) Document Management
11 4 (1.80%) Network Design
11 4 (1.80%) Open Source
11 4 (1.80%) Security Patching
11 4 (1.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.70%) Apple Swift
2 6 (2.70%) Objective-C
2 6 (2.70%) SQL
3 3 (1.35%) VB
4 2 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.15%) Degree
4 7 (3.15%) MCSE
5 5 (2.25%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.35%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.35%) MCP
8 2 (0.90%) CCNA
8 2 (0.90%) CCNP
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.90%) MCITP
8 2 (0.90%) MCTS
9 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.45%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.80%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.90%) GMP
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 132 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (6.31%) XenApp
5 12 (5.41%) Hyper-V
6 10 (4.50%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.35%) vSphere
9 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (17.57%) SCCM
2 18 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (6.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.35%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 123 (55.41%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.12%) VMware
3 35 (15.77%) Citrix
4 31 (13.96%) Apple
5 21 (9.46%) Cisco
6 19 (8.56%) HP
7 10 (4.50%) Ivanti
8 8 (3.60%) ThinPrint
9 7 (3.15%) Canon
10 5 (2.25%) Intel
10 5 (2.25%) McAfee
10 5 (2.25%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.80%) Mitel
12 3 (1.35%) Altiris
12 3 (1.35%) Dell
12 3 (1.35%) Nortel
12 3 (1.35%) Remedy
12 3 (1.35%) Sophos
12 3 (1.35%) Symantec
12 3 (1.35%) Wyse