Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 497 429
Rank change year-on-year -47 -68 -82
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 388 417 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 2.02% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 236 301
UK median daily rate £170 £175 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £113 £103 £105
90th Percentile £416 £411 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £170
% change year-on-year -14.25% +2.94% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 92 136
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £10.69
90th Percentile £38.50 £20.11 £19.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.96% -2.42% +0.47%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,501 20,687 23,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.85% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,289 13,038 14,667
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £164 £176 £205
90th Percentile £608 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,520 1,231 1,299
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 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
England -22 353 £173 -1.43% 117
UK excluding London -76 222 £150 -14.25% 87
London +17 152 £175 +25.00% 35
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 - -

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 with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 388 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (78.87%) Windows 7
3 243 (62.63%) Active Directory
4 212 (54.64%) Microsoft
5 209 (53.87%) Windows 10
6 135 (34.79%) Office 365
6 135 (34.79%) Microsoft Office
7 91 (23.45%) Windows Server
8 89 (22.94%) VMware
9 75 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 72 (18.56%) SCCM
10 72 (18.56%) Citrix
11 70 (18.04%) ITIL
12 58 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 58 (14.95%) Finance
13 53 (13.66%) Apple iOS
14 52 (13.40%) MS Exchange
15 50 (12.89%) DNS
16 48 (12.37%) Cisco
17 47 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
19 44 (11.34%) LAN
20 43 (11.08%) Apple
21 41 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
22 37 (9.54%) Android
23 36 (9.28%) Mac OS
23 36 (9.28%) Windows XP
24 35 (9.02%) WAN
24 35 (9.02%) HP
25 34 (8.76%) iPhone

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 52 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.44%) Skype for Business
4 16 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.29%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.03%) Totara
10 3 (0.77%) Confluence
11 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 135 (34.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.77%) InVision
3 3 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Line 50
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 135 (34.79%) Office 365
2 31 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.80%) IaaS
4 7 (1.80%) OneDrive
4 7 (1.80%) PaaS
5 5 (1.29%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.03%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.26%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.89%) DNS
2 44 (11.34%) LAN
3 35 (9.02%) WAN
4 32 (8.25%) DHCP
5 24 (6.19%) Firewall
5 24 (6.19%) Skype
6 23 (5.93%) VPN
7 16 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (3.87%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.87%) WLAN
9 13 (3.35%) Internet
9 13 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (2.84%) VoIP
11 8 (2.06%) 3G
12 7 (1.80%) SAN
13 5 (1.29%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.29%) SMTP
14 4 (1.03%) VLAN
15 3 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 3 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) Power BI
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.32%) Xcode
3 6 (1.55%) Subversion
4 5 (1.29%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.77%) JIRA
5 3 (0.77%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (14.95%) Finance
2 17 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.12%) Retail
4 13 (3.35%) Banking
5 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.29%) Advertising
6 5 (1.29%) Law
7 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
7 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.77%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 107 (27.58%) Support Engineer
2 100 (25.77%) Analyst
3 97 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 65 (16.75%) Desktop Engineer
5 61 (15.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 59 (15.21%) IT Support
7 55 (14.18%) Service Analyst
7 55 (14.18%) Service Desk Analyst
8 47 (12.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 45 (11.60%) Support Analyst
10 34 (8.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 31 (7.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 29 (7.47%) IT Engineer
13 26 (6.70%) IT Analyst
13 26 (6.70%) IT Support Engineer
14 25 (6.44%) 1st Line Support
15 21 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
16 20 (5.15%) Developer
16 20 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
16 20 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.35%) HTML
2 9 (2.32%) .NET
2 9 (2.32%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.55%) Cocoa
3 6 (1.55%) JSON
3 6 (1.55%) REST
3 6 (1.55%) SOAP
3 6 (1.55%) Web Services
3 6 (1.55%) XML
4 4 (1.03%) CSS
4 4 (1.03%) Middleware
5 3 (0.77%) CarPlay
5 3 (0.77%) Core Animation
5 3 (0.77%) iOS SDK
5 3 (0.77%) Protocol Buffers
5 3 (0.77%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.76%) iPhone
3 30 (7.73%) Smartphone
4 27 (6.96%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.87%) Fat Client
5 15 (3.87%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.87%) User Experience
5 15 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (3.09%) iPad
7 8 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.06%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.80%) Fintech
9 5 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.03%) CMDB
11 3 (0.77%) BYOD
11 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.77%) Vector Graphics
11 3 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 388 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (78.87%) Windows 7
3 209 (53.87%) Windows 10
4 91 (23.45%) Windows Server
5 58 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (13.66%) Apple iOS
7 41 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (9.54%) Android
9 36 (9.28%) Mac OS
9 36 (9.28%) Windows XP
10 28 (7.22%) Linux
11 19 (4.90%) Mac OS X
12 16 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.80%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.55%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.04%) ITIL
2 46 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (6.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 25 (6.44%) Migration
5 19 (4.90%) Service Management
6 17 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (3.87%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 15 (3.87%) Incident Management
8 14 (3.61%) ITIL V3
9 13 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (3.35%) iOS Development
9 13 (3.35%) Open Source
10 12 (3.09%) ITSM
11 11 (2.84%) Application Packaging
11 11 (2.84%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.32%) Change Control
12 9 (2.32%) Cryptography
12 9 (2.32%) Customer-Centricity
12 9 (2.32%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (2.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.73%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.61%) SQL
3 13 (3.35%) Apple Swift
3 13 (3.35%) Objective-C
4 12 (3.09%) C++
5 9 (2.32%) C
5 9 (2.32%) C#
5 9 (2.32%) C++/CLI
6 4 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.77%) VB
7 3 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.84%) Degree
4 11 (2.84%) MCSE
5 8 (2.06%) MCP
6 6 (1.55%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.29%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.77%) CCNP
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.77%) MCSA
10 2 (0.52%) CCNA
10 2 (0.52%) MCITP
10 2 (0.52%) MCTS
11 1 (0.26%) PMP
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.26%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.70%) SLA
2 5 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.03%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.52%) GMP
4 2 (0.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 243 (62.63%) Active Directory
2 75 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (5.93%) XenApp
5 21 (5.41%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.35%) BitLocker
7 11 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (2.32%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.80%) vSphere
10 6 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.55%) XenServer
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
13 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 72 (18.56%) SCCM
2 26 (6.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (3.61%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.55%) WSUS
6 3 (0.77%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 212 (54.64%) Microsoft
2 89 (22.94%) VMware
3 72 (18.56%) Citrix
4 48 (12.37%) Cisco
5 43 (11.08%) Apple
6 35 (9.02%) HP
7 23 (5.93%) Wyse
8 16 (4.12%) Ivanti
9 11 (2.84%) Altiris
9 11 (2.84%) McAfee
9 11 (2.84%) Symantec
10 8 (2.06%) Dell
10 8 (2.06%) ThinPrint
11 7 (1.80%) Canon
11 7 (1.80%) Google
11 7 (1.80%) Mitel
11 7 (1.80%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.55%) Juniper
13 5 (1.29%) arcserve
13 5 (1.29%) Lotus