Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 536 538 537
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 161 370 395
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.27% 1.86% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 240 233
Median daily rate £210 £176 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.15% -16.07% +31.25%
10th Percentile £107 £108 £113
90th Percentile £519 £403 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £145 £210
% change year-on-year +44.83% -30.95% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 88
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +1.88% +4.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.93 £11.23
90th Percentile £55.00 £26.67 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.42% +11.30%

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 12,715 19,864 21,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 20.60% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,811 12,527 13,589
Median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £135 £159 £178
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,044 1,198 1,257
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% +2.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.43 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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
UK excluding London +33 130 £210 +44.83% 58
England -4 126 £211 +14.31% 59
South East +90 58 £405 +80.00% 17
London +36 19 £200 - 4
Midlands +70 18 £220 +49.07% 8
North of England +57 16 £175 -46.15% 12
Scotland +16 13 £110 -15.38% 2
Wales +36 10 £400 +59.20% 1
East Midlands +31 10 £140 -23.95% 5
South West -5 10 £130 +4.00% 7
West Midlands +57 8 £300 +103.39% 3
North West +14 8 £158 -58.00% 1
Yorkshire +39 7 £306 +63.33% 7
East of England +6 5 £213 +0.21% 11
Work from Home +11 2 - -
North East - 1 £130 - 4

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (76.40%) Windows 7
3 84 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 83 (51.55%) Microsoft
5 79 (49.07%) Windows 10
6 61 (37.89%) Office 365
7 46 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 38 (23.60%) Security Cleared
9 35 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
10 33 (20.50%) VMware
11 29 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (17.39%) Citrix
13 25 (15.53%) Windows XP
13 25 (15.53%) SCCM
14 23 (14.29%) DNS
15 22 (13.66%) DHCP
15 22 (13.66%) ITIL
15 22 (13.66%) DV Cleared
16 21 (13.04%) ITSM
17 18 (11.18%) Dell
17 18 (11.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (11.18%) Apple
17 18 (11.18%) SC Cleared
17 18 (11.18%) XenApp
18 17 (10.56%) PowerShell
18 17 (10.56%) Service Management
18 17 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
19 16 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 16 (9.94%) Public Sector

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 13 (8.07%) MS Exchange
1 13 (8.07%) Skype for Business
2 12 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.73%) IIS
5 5 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.62%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.62%) Revit
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 61 (37.89%) Office 365
2 12 (7.45%) Azure
3 6 (3.73%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.48%) IaaS
4 4 (2.48%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.48%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.62%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.29%) DNS
2 22 (13.66%) DHCP
3 16 (9.94%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.70%) Skype
5 9 (5.59%) Firewall
6 8 (4.97%) LAN
7 5 (3.11%) SAN
7 5 (3.11%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (3.11%) WAN
8 4 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.48%) VoIP
8 4 (2.48%) VPN
9 3 (1.86%) Internet
9 3 (1.86%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.24%) H.323
10 2 (1.24%) Intranet
10 2 (1.24%) ISDN
10 2 (1.24%) WLAN
11 1 (0.62%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) MSI
1 7 (4.35%) Rational Team Concert
2 3 (1.86%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (9.94%) Public Sector
2 14 (8.70%) Finance
3 5 (3.11%) Retail
4 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.24%) Law
5 2 (1.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Police
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.47%) Support Engineer
2 31 (19.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 27 (16.77%) Desktop Support
4 26 (16.15%) Analyst
5 25 (15.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 17 (10.56%) IT Support
7 16 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (8.70%) Service Analyst
8 14 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (7.45%) IT Engineer
9 12 (7.45%) Support Analyst
9 12 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) IT Analyst
11 9 (5.59%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (4.97%) Integration Engineer
12 8 (4.97%) IT Support Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
14 5 (3.11%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.62%) COM
2 1 (0.62%) HTML
2 1 (0.62%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) PKI
2 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.24%) iPad
6 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.62%) BYOD
7 1 (0.62%) EPoS
7 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.62%) PMI
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (76.40%) Windows 7
3 79 (49.07%) Windows 10
4 46 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 29 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (15.53%) Windows XP
7 16 (9.94%) Apple iOS
8 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (8.70%) Android
10 13 (8.07%) Linux
10 13 (8.07%) VMS
11 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.73%) Mac OS X
12 6 (3.73%) Windows Vista
13 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (2.48%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
16 1 (0.62%) Unix
16 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.66%) ITIL
2 21 (13.04%) ITSM
3 17 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (10.56%) Service Management
4 16 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (9.94%) Migration
5 13 (8.07%) Application Packaging
5 13 (8.07%) Break/Fix
5 13 (8.07%) Network Virtualisation
6 12 (7.45%) Proactive Maintenance
7 11 (6.83%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (5.59%) Patch Management
8 9 (5.59%) Time Management
9 8 (4.97%) Security Patching
9 8 (4.97%) Software Distribution
10 7 (4.35%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.35%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 6 (3.73%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.56%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.83%) SQL
3 9 (5.59%) VB
4 5 (3.11%) VBScript
5 2 (1.24%) Java
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.66%) DV Cleared
3 18 (11.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (11.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.07%) MCSE
5 3 (1.86%) CCNA
5 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.86%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.24%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) Degree
6 2 (1.24%) MCP
7 1 (0.62%) CCNP
7 1 (0.62%) MCITP
7 1 (0.62%) MCSA
7 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) QA
System Software
1 84 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 29 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.18%) XenApp
4 16 (9.94%) XenDesktop
5 13 (8.07%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (7.45%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (4.97%) Hyper-V
8 7 (4.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.48%) BitLocker
10 4 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.24%) vSphere
12 1 (0.62%) Firmware
12 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (15.53%) SCCM
2 13 (8.07%) WSUS
3 6 (3.73%) SCOM
3 6 (3.73%) vCenter Server
4 5 (3.11%) BladeLogic
4 5 (3.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.86%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.62%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.62%) vMotion
Vendors
1 83 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.50%) VMware
3 28 (17.39%) Citrix
4 18 (11.18%) Apple
4 18 (11.18%) Dell
5 13 (8.07%) HP
6 12 (7.45%) Juniper
7 10 (6.21%) Cisco
8 9 (5.59%) McAfee
9 7 (4.35%) Adobe
9 7 (4.35%) arcserve
10 6 (3.73%) EMC
11 5 (3.11%) CA
11 5 (3.11%) Clearswift
11 5 (3.11%) Splunk
12 4 (2.48%) ArcSight
12 4 (2.48%) Equitrac
12 4 (2.48%) Mitel
12 4 (2.48%) Remedy
12 4 (2.48%) Veeam