Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 425 340
Rank change year-on-year -54 -85 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 447 552 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 2.46% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 300 391
UK median daily rate £188 £175 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -15.56%
10th Percentile £104 £108 £108
90th Percentile £420 £464 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £163 £200
% change year-on-year +16.92% -18.75% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 134 172
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.10 £20.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09% +22.22%

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 21444 22432 24503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.57% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13635 14143 14463
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1297 1295 1954
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.43 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.97% -4.55% +4.26%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -62 400 £200 +14.29% 78
UK excluding London +12 299 £190 +16.92% 57
London -92 132 £175 - 23
South East +13 88 £213 +0.24% 19
South West +26 53 £375 +150.00% 8
Midlands +16 52 £173 -55.48% 10
North of England +36 48 £156 -14.38% 14
East of England -43 33 £160 +18.52% 4
North West +7 27 £125 -31.03% 9
West Midlands +12 26 £160 -60.00% 3
East Midlands +11 26 £225 +7.14% 7
Scotland -5 21 £111 -3.80% 1
Yorkshire +24 18 £235 +28.77% 4
Wales +7 8 £141 -22.07% 1
North East +44 3 £200 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £108 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 447 (100.00%) Windows
2 354 (79.19%) Windows 7
3 271 (60.63%) Active Directory
4 222 (49.66%) Windows 10
5 175 (39.15%) Microsoft
6 140 (31.32%) Microsoft Office
7 129 (28.86%) Office 365
8 124 (27.74%) Windows Server
9 105 (23.49%) VMware
10 93 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 91 (20.36%) SCCM
12 89 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 76 (17.00%) MS Exchange
14 73 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 71 (15.88%) ITIL
16 66 (14.77%) Citrix
16 66 (14.77%) Apple
17 58 (12.98%) Windows XP
18 57 (12.75%) Migration
19 54 (12.08%) LAN
20 51 (11.41%) HP
21 50 (11.19%) DNS
22 47 (10.51%) Cisco
22 47 (10.51%) DHCP
23 46 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
23 46 (10.29%) iPhone
24 45 (10.07%) TCP/IP
25 44 (9.84%) Finance
25 44 (9.84%) WAN
26 42 (9.40%) Internet

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 76 (17.00%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (5.82%) Skype for Business
4 25 (5.59%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.79%) IIS
8 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.34%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.22%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Moodle
11 1 (0.22%) Site Server
11 1 (0.22%) Totara
Applications
1 140 (31.32%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 129 (28.86%) Office 365
2 16 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.34%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) iTunes
6 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.08%) LAN
2 50 (11.19%) DNS
3 47 (10.51%) DHCP
4 45 (10.07%) TCP/IP
5 44 (9.84%) WAN
6 42 (9.40%) Internet
7 31 (6.94%) Firewall
7 31 (6.94%) VLAN
8 28 (6.26%) VPN
9 25 (5.59%) Skype
10 16 (3.58%) Wireless
11 12 (2.68%) SAN
12 10 (2.24%) Intranet
13 8 (1.79%) SMS
14 6 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.12%) Broadband
15 5 (1.12%) SMTP
16 4 (0.89%) Ethernet
16 4 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
16 4 (0.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.22%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.89%) Subversion
2 4 (0.89%) Xcode
3 2 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.22%) TestRail
General
1 44 (9.84%) Finance
2 24 (5.37%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.36%) Banking
4 11 (2.46%) Hindi Language
4 11 (2.46%) Law
4 11 (2.46%) Spanish Language
4 11 (2.46%) Tamil Language
4 11 (2.46%) Urdu Language
5 9 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.57%) Legal
6 7 (1.57%) Publishing
7 6 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.12%) Back Office
8 5 (1.12%) Military
9 3 (0.67%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Retail
10 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.45%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 113 (25.28%) Support Engineer
2 109 (24.38%) Analyst
3 103 (23.04%) Desktop Support
4 82 (18.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 61 (13.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 56 (12.53%) IT Support
7 54 (12.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 50 (11.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 48 (10.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 45 (10.07%) Support Analyst
11 43 (9.62%) Service Analyst
11 43 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 36 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 35 (7.83%) IT Engineer
14 32 (7.16%) 1st Line Support
15 28 (6.26%) IT Support Engineer
16 24 (5.37%) Active Directory Support
17 23 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
17 23 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
17 23 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.79%) .NET
2 5 (1.12%) HTML
2 5 (1.12%) Web Services
2 5 (1.12%) XML
3 4 (0.89%) Cocoa
3 4 (0.89%) JSON
3 4 (0.89%) REST
3 4 (0.89%) SOAP
4 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.22%) HTML5
4 1 (0.22%) LINQ
4 1 (0.22%) RESTful
4 1 (0.22%) WPF
4 1 (0.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.29%) iPhone
2 37 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.61%) iPad
4 27 (6.04%) Blackberry
5 24 (5.37%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (5.15%) Smartphone
7 13 (2.91%) FMCG
8 12 (2.68%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.79%) PDA
10 6 (1.34%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.34%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.34%) Podcast
10 6 (1.34%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.89%) User Experience
13 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.45%) Clustering
14 2 (0.45%) Replication
14 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 447 (100.00%) Windows
2 354 (79.19%) Windows 7
3 222 (49.66%) Windows 10
4 124 (27.74%) Windows Server
5 93 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (12.98%) Windows XP
8 37 (8.28%) Apple iOS
9 28 (6.26%) Android
10 27 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.13%) Linux
12 11 (2.46%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.24%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.79%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.12%) Unix
16 4 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.88%) ITIL
2 57 (12.75%) Migration
3 33 (7.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 22 (4.92%) Time Management
5 21 (4.70%) Service Delivery
6 15 (3.36%) Data Migration
6 15 (3.36%) Incident Management
6 15 (3.36%) Service Management
7 13 (2.91%) Change Management
8 11 (2.46%) ITIL V3
9 10 (2.24%) ITSM
9 10 (2.24%) Patch Management
10 9 (2.01%) Break/Fix
10 9 (2.01%) Problem Management
11 8 (1.79%) Application Packaging
12 7 (1.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 6 (1.34%) Asset Management
13 6 (1.34%) Configuration Management
13 6 (1.34%) ITIL V2
13 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.17%) SQL
2 18 (4.03%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.46%) Java
4 4 (0.89%) Apple Swift
4 4 (0.89%) Objective-C
5 3 (0.67%) C
6 2 (0.45%) C#
6 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.45%) Perl
6 2 (0.45%) Python
6 2 (0.45%) VB
6 2 (0.45%) VBScript
7 1 (0.22%) C++
7 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (5.15%) Degree
3 22 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.36%) MCSE
6 14 (3.13%) CCNA
6 14 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.68%) MCSA
8 10 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.57%) CCNP
9 7 (1.57%) MCP
10 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.67%) ISEB
10 3 (0.67%) MCITP
10 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.67%) PMP
10 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.45%) CCENT
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.82%) SLA
2 3 (0.67%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 271 (60.63%) Active Directory
2 73 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (8.95%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.15%) XenApp
5 15 (3.36%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.01%) XenServer
8 8 (1.79%) vSphere
9 6 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.12%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.89%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.45%) Firmware
14 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (20.36%) SCCM
2 24 (5.37%) AirWatch
3 22 (4.92%) SCOM
4 20 (4.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 10 (2.24%) WSUS
6 9 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.89%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.67%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.45%) DameWare
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.45%) Nessus
9 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.22%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.22%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 175 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 105 (23.49%) VMware
3 66 (14.77%) Apple
3 66 (14.77%) Citrix
4 51 (11.41%) HP
5 47 (10.51%) Cisco
6 36 (8.05%) Symantec
7 18 (4.03%) Dell
8 15 (3.36%) MobileIron
9 14 (3.13%) SAP
10 10 (2.24%) LANDesk
11 9 (2.01%) Avaya
12 8 (1.79%) McAfee
13 6 (1.34%) AppSense
13 6 (1.34%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.34%) iManage
13 6 (1.34%) Lotus
13 6 (1.34%) Reuters
14 5 (1.12%) Canon
14 5 (1.12%) Samsung