Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 448 392 378
Rank change year-on-year -56 -14 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 196 269 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.39% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 2.32% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 146 156
UK excluding London median daily rate £178 £150 £156
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -4.00% -13.19%
10th Percentile £105 £113 £102
90th Percentile £413 £338 £388
UK median daily rate £188 £175 £165
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.23 £10.08
90th Percentile £23.15 £37.50 £20.10
UK median hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +6.45% +2.45%

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 10,904 11,590 10,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.87% 21.03% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,366 6,524 6,310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -2.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £169
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1,105 904
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.43 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £46.00
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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +20 60 £338 +125.00% 55
South West -8 36 £135 +3.85% 22
North of England +12 32 £200 - 35
East of England +5 26 £125 -3.85% 16
Scotland +6 18 £130 -38.10% 9
Yorkshire +26 16 £200 - 19
North West +7 16 £338 +193.48% 15
Midlands -15 12 £105 -30.00% 31
Wales +8 8 £140 -63.87% 4
West Midlands -4 8 - - 9
East Midlands -6 4 £105 -53.33% 22
Channel Islands - 3 £600 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Windows
2 154 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 115 (58.67%) Windows 10
4 108 (55.10%) Microsoft
5 104 (53.06%) Active Directory
6 86 (43.88%) Office 365
7 68 (34.69%) Microsoft Office
8 55 (28.06%) Windows Server
9 54 (27.55%) Windows XP
10 40 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (16.33%) ITIL
13 31 (15.82%) SCCM
13 31 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
14 30 (15.31%) VMware
15 25 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (12.76%) MS Exchange
16 23 (11.73%) DNS
16 23 (11.73%) SQL Server
17 22 (11.22%) SLA
17 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (10.71%) Citrix
18 21 (10.71%) DHCP
19 18 (9.18%) Hyper-V
19 18 (9.18%) Apple
19 18 (9.18%) Linux
19 18 (9.18%) Finance
19 18 (9.18%) Firewall
20 17 (8.67%) Cisco

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 25 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (7.65%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.63%) Skype for Business
5 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.04%) IIS
7 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.51%) Totara
Applications
1 68 (34.69%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (43.88%) Office 365
2 30 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.08%) SaaS
5 6 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.06%) IaaS
5 6 (3.06%) NuGet
5 6 (3.06%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.55%) PaaS
7 3 (1.53%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (1.53%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.51%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.73%) DNS
2 21 (10.71%) DHCP
3 18 (9.18%) Firewall
4 17 (8.67%) Remote Desktop
5 14 (7.14%) Wireless
6 13 (6.63%) VPN
7 10 (5.10%) WAN
8 9 (4.59%) LAN
8 9 (4.59%) Skype
9 8 (4.08%) TCP/IP
10 7 (3.57%) VoIP
11 6 (3.06%) Internet
12 5 (2.55%) H.323
12 5 (2.55%) ISDN
12 5 (2.55%) SAN
12 5 (2.55%) VLAN
13 4 (2.04%) Network Security
14 3 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.53%) NaaS
14 3 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.08%) MSI
3 6 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.06%) MSBuild
3 6 (3.06%) MSTest
3 6 (3.06%) Ranorex
3 6 (3.06%) Subversion
3 6 (3.06%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (2.55%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.53%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.53%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (1.02%) Hudson
7 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (9.18%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Legal
3 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.55%) Marketing
4 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.04%) Billing
5 4 (2.04%) Electronics
6 3 (1.53%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (33.67%) Support Engineer
2 40 (20.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 33 (16.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 32 (16.33%) Desktop Support
5 28 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 26 (13.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 20 (10.20%) IT Support
8 17 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (8.67%) IT Engineer
9 16 (8.16%) Analyst
9 16 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (7.65%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 12 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (4.59%) Service Analyst
13 9 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
14 8 (4.08%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) .NET
1 6 (3.06%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.53%) OCX
3 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.10%) iPhone
3 7 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.55%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.04%) iPad
6 3 (1.53%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.53%) Replication
6 3 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 196 (100.00%) Windows
2 154 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 115 (58.67%) Windows 10
4 55 (28.06%) Windows Server
5 54 (27.55%) Windows XP
6 40 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (9.18%) Linux
9 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.06%) Android
10 6 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.53%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.02%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.33%) ITIL
2 31 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (7.14%) ITSM
3 14 (7.14%) Migration
4 13 (6.63%) Application Packaging
4 13 (6.63%) Incident Management
5 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.57%) Antivirus Management
7 7 (3.57%) Change Management
7 7 (3.57%) Project Management
8 6 (3.06%) DevOps
8 6 (3.06%) Information Security
8 6 (3.06%) Scrum
8 6 (3.06%) Time Management
8 6 (3.06%) Unit Testing
8 6 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.55%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.16%) SQL
2 10 (5.10%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.59%) C#
4 6 (3.06%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.53%) Java
5 3 (1.53%) VB
5 3 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.10%) MCSE
4 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.55%) MBCS
4 5 (2.55%) MCSA
5 4 (2.04%) CCNA
5 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.53%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.53%) MCITP
6 3 (1.53%) MCP
7 1 (0.51%) Degree
7 1 (0.51%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.22%) SLA
2 14 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (53.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.18%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.61%) XenApp
5 8 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.06%) Docker
6 6 (3.06%) LXC
7 3 (1.53%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.53%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.51%) vCloud
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (15.82%) SCCM
2 7 (3.57%) WSUS
3 6 (3.06%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.55%) SCOM
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.02%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 108 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.31%) VMware
3 21 (10.71%) Citrix
4 18 (9.18%) Apple
5 17 (8.67%) Cisco
6 13 (6.63%) HP
7 10 (5.10%) Dell
8 7 (3.57%) Novell
9 5 (2.55%) Google
9 5 (2.55%) Meraki
9 5 (2.55%) Symantec
10 4 (2.04%) Adobe
10 4 (2.04%) SAP
10 4 (2.04%) Sophos
11 3 (1.53%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.53%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.53%) Lotus
11 3 (1.53%) Mitel
11 3 (1.53%) Remedy
11 3 (1.53%) Sony