Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 490 457 346
Rank change year-on-year -33 -111 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 420 472 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.49% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.02% 2.31% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 264 379
UK median daily rate £200 £166 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.30% -7.64% -12.20%
10th Percentile £107 £105 £106
90th Percentile £441 £425 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £155 £200
% change year-on-year +45.16% -22.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 113 177
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.29 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.92% +6.09% +9.68%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £20.00 £23.90 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.88% -1.54% +18.18%

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 20,757 20,432 22,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.70% 21.16% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,265 12,841 13,594
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £167 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,261 1,267 1,812
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.45 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.66 £15.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.44% -5.14% +3.13%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -35 381 £215 +28.36% 156
UK excluding London -10 267 £225 +45.16% 124
London -64 143 £178 +1.43% 41
South East -23 83 £225 +11.80% 35
North of England +29 47 £225 +21.62% 23
Midlands +17 47 £213 +37.10% 19
East of England -20 34 £175 +16.67% 20
South West +11 32 £408 +250.54% 18
East Midlands +10 24 £225 +45.16% 10
Yorkshire +37 23 £235 +41.35% 8
West Midlands +14 23 £175 +2.94% 9
North West +7 21 £225 +16.13% 14
Scotland -17 17 £130 +23.81% 6
Wales -4 9 £338 +80.00% 2
North East +42 3 £200 - 1
Northern Ireland -24 3 £108 -52.22% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 420 (100.00%) Windows
2 327 (77.86%) Windows 7
3 235 (55.95%) Active Directory
4 207 (49.29%) Windows 10
5 179 (42.62%) Microsoft
6 147 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
7 124 (29.52%) Office 365
8 123 (29.29%) Windows Server
9 95 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (21.67%) VMware
11 83 (19.76%) MS Exchange
12 80 (19.05%) ITIL
13 78 (18.57%) SCCM
14 76 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 72 (17.14%) Apple
16 66 (15.71%) Citrix
17 57 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 56 (13.33%) Windows XP
19 54 (12.86%) Finance
20 52 (12.38%) LAN
20 52 (12.38%) HP
21 49 (11.67%) DNS
22 48 (11.43%) Migration
23 46 (10.95%) DHCP
24 45 (10.71%) TCP/IP
25 44 (10.48%) WAN
25 44 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
26 40 (9.52%) SQL
27 39 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
28 38 (9.05%) 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 83 (19.76%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 21 (5.00%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.33%) IIS
6 11 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.19%) Apache
9 5 (1.19%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.48%) Totara
12 1 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 147 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.71%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 124 (29.52%) Office 365
2 21 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.43%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.71%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) PaaS
6 2 (0.48%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) G Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.24%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.38%) LAN
2 49 (11.67%) DNS
3 46 (10.95%) DHCP
4 45 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 44 (10.48%) WAN
6 36 (8.57%) Internet
7 31 (7.38%) Firewall
8 30 (7.14%) VPN
9 27 (6.43%) VLAN
10 20 (4.76%) Skype
11 14 (3.33%) SAN
11 14 (3.33%) Wireless
12 11 (2.62%) Intranet
12 11 (2.62%) SMTP
13 8 (1.90%) SMS
14 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.19%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (0.95%) NetScaler
15 4 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.14%) Subversion
2 9 (2.14%) Xcode
3 5 (1.19%) MSI
3 5 (1.19%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.48%) JIRA
4 2 (0.48%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.24%) Selenium
5 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) TestRail
General
1 54 (12.86%) Finance
2 21 (5.00%) Banking
3 15 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.62%) Hindi Language
4 11 (2.62%) Spanish Language
4 11 (2.62%) Tamil Language
4 11 (2.62%) Urdu Language
5 10 (2.38%) Law
6 8 (1.90%) Back Office
6 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Publishing
8 6 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.43%) Legal
8 6 (1.43%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (25.00%) Analyst
2 96 (22.86%) Support Engineer
3 93 (22.14%) Desktop Support
4 71 (16.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 57 (13.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 49 (11.67%) IT Support
7 48 (11.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 47 (11.19%) Service Analyst
8 47 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 44 (10.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 43 (10.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 43 (10.24%) Support Analyst
11 35 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 30 (7.14%) IT Engineer
13 29 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
14 24 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
15 23 (5.48%) Help Desk Support
16 21 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
18 19 (4.52%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.05%) XML
2 15 (3.57%) REST
3 13 (3.10%) .NET
3 13 (3.10%) Web Services
4 12 (2.86%) HTML
5 11 (2.62%) JSON
5 11 (2.62%) SOAP
6 9 (2.14%) Cocoa
7 6 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.71%) HTML5
9 2 (0.48%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.48%) CSS
9 2 (0.48%) CSS3
9 2 (0.48%) EDI
9 2 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.24%) CGI
10 1 (0.24%) SGML
10 1 (0.24%) WSDL
10 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.05%) iPhone
2 32 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.43%) iPad
4 25 (5.95%) Blackberry
5 19 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (3.10%) Smartphone
7 12 (2.86%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.62%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.90%) PDA
10 7 (1.67%) FMCG
11 6 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.43%) User Experience
12 5 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.19%) e-Learning
12 5 (1.19%) Podcast
13 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.48%) Clustering
13 2 (0.48%) NHS
13 2 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 420 (100.00%) Windows
2 327 (77.86%) Windows 7
3 207 (49.29%) Windows 10
4 123 (29.29%) Windows Server
5 95 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 35 (8.33%) Apple iOS
9 29 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (5.95%) Android
11 19 (4.52%) Windows Vista
12 15 (3.57%) Linux
13 14 (3.33%) Mac OS X
14 13 (3.10%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.95%) Unix
17 3 (0.71%) CentOS
17 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.05%) ITIL
2 48 (11.43%) Migration
3 29 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
4 21 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 17 (4.05%) Time Management
6 16 (3.81%) Change Management
6 16 (3.81%) ITIL V3
6 16 (3.81%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.33%) Service Management
8 13 (3.10%) Problem Management
9 11 (2.62%) ITSM
10 10 (2.38%) Data Migration
11 9 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.14%) iOS Development
11 9 (2.14%) Validation
12 8 (1.90%) ITIL V2
12 8 (1.90%) Patch Management
12 8 (1.90%) SDLC
13 7 (1.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 7 (1.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.52%) SQL
2 29 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.62%) Java
4 9 (2.14%) Apple Swift
4 9 (2.14%) C#
4 9 (2.14%) Objective-C
5 6 (1.43%) Python
5 6 (1.43%) VB
6 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.24%) C
8 1 (0.24%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (5.48%) Degree
3 20 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.29%) MCSE
5 17 (4.05%) CCNA
5 17 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.86%) MCSA
8 8 (1.90%) CCNP
8 8 (1.90%) MCP
8 8 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.19%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.19%) PMP
9 5 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.95%) HNC
10 4 (0.95%) ISEB
11 3 (0.71%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.76%) SLA
2 5 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 235 (55.95%) Active Directory
2 57 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.86%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.19%) XenApp
5 16 (3.81%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (2.86%) vSphere
7 11 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.38%) XenServer
9 5 (1.19%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.48%) Firmware
11 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (18.57%) SCCM
2 21 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 21 (5.00%) SCOM
3 13 (3.10%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.90%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.90%) WSUS
5 7 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.95%) EdgeSight
7 4 (0.95%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 179 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.67%) VMware
3 72 (17.14%) Apple
4 66 (15.71%) Citrix
5 52 (12.38%) HP
6 37 (8.81%) Cisco
7 35 (8.33%) Symantec
8 18 (4.29%) Ivanti
9 15 (3.57%) Dell
10 11 (2.62%) McAfee
11 10 (2.38%) SAP
12 9 (2.14%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.90%) Google
14 6 (1.43%) Avaya
14 6 (1.43%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.43%) Reuters
15 5 (1.19%) Forcepoint
15 5 (1.19%) Lotus
15 5 (1.19%) Polycom
15 5 (1.19%) Red Hat