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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 382 310
Rank change year-on-year -25 -72  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 185 295 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 2.40% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 160 188
Median daily rate £175 £180 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £185 £189
% change year-on-year -15.65% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 59 82
Median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.57% -15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.25 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.00 £28.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +13.14% -13.58%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9652 12296 12385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.85% 23.17% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6011 7745 7227
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 645 978
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 160 £178 -11.25% 75
London -53 42 £179 +0.70% 23
South East +20 26 £153 -59.33% 13
North West +32 22 £325 +140.74% 15
East of England -31 21 £130 -13.33% 2
South West -8 18 £225 -25.00% 5
Manchester +25 17 £229 -5.77% 11
East Midlands 0 15 £215 - 3
Scotland +45 11 £108 +7.50% 1
Hampshire +9 11 £175 -69.56% 5
West Midlands +15 10 £138 -21.42% 4
Hertfordshire 0 9 £130 -17.46% 1
Berkshire +20 7 £134 -10.83% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £100 -3.61%
City of London -3 7 £121 -61.20% 3
Birmingham +16 6 £145 -17.14% 2
Dorset +14 6 £413 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 5 £190 +16.92% 1
Leicestershire -5 5 £273 - 2
Belfast - 5 £78 -
Southampton - 5 £108 - 2
County Antrim - 5 £78 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £78 -
North East +63 4 £200 +81.81% 2
Reading +15 4 £150 +30.43%
Edinburgh +13 4 £101 -15.62% 1
Lincolnshire -1 4 - -
Huntingdon -6 4 £100 -
Oxfordshire -16 4 £175 -56.25%
Lincoln - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 393 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (77.86%) Windows 7
3 266 (67.68%) Active Directory
4 199 (50.64%) Microsoft
5 162 (41.22%) Windows 10
6 146 (37.15%) Microsoft Office
7 102 (25.95%) Windows Server
8 88 (22.39%) Office 365
9 85 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (20.61%) SCCM
11 75 (19.08%) ITIL
12 71 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (16.28%) Citrix
14 59 (15.01%) Windows XP
15 57 (14.50%) HP
15 57 (14.50%) VMware
16 56 (14.25%) MS Exchange
17 53 (13.49%) Migration
18 51 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 42 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
20 41 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
21 40 (10.18%) TCP/IP
22 38 (9.67%) Internet
23 37 (9.41%) Apple
23 37 (9.41%) Blackberry
23 37 (9.41%) LAN
24 36 (9.16%) DNS
25 35 (8.91%) DHCP
26 34 (8.65%) WAN
26 34 (8.65%) Hyper-V

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 56 (14.25%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.63%) SharePoint
4 26 (6.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (5.09%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.56%) IBM Notes
7 11 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.78%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 146 (37.15%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (22.39%) Office 365
2 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.53%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.27%) Yammer
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.18%) TCP/IP
2 38 (9.67%) Internet
3 37 (9.41%) LAN
4 36 (9.16%) DNS
5 35 (8.91%) DHCP
6 34 (8.65%) WAN
7 27 (6.87%) VPN
8 19 (4.83%) Remote Desktop
9 17 (4.33%) Firewall
10 13 (3.31%) Wireless
11 11 (2.80%) Skype
12 10 (2.54%) SAN
13 8 (2.04%) VLAN
14 6 (1.53%) 3G
14 6 (1.53%) Intranet
14 6 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.27%) VoIP
15 5 (1.27%) Wireshark
16 4 (1.02%) Network Security
16 4 (1.02%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.51%) Big Data
3 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.25%) MS Access
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (1.78%) MSI
2 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.02%) Subversion
2 4 (1.02%) Xcode
3 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (8.40%) Finance
2 16 (4.07%) Banking
3 15 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.80%) Law
5 9 (2.29%) Legal
6 8 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.27%) Back Office
8 5 (1.27%) Marketing
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
9 4 (1.02%) Local Government
9 4 (1.02%) Military
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (25.45%) Analyst
2 93 (23.66%) Support Engineer
3 72 (18.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 68 (17.30%) Desktop Support
5 51 (12.98%) IT Support
6 50 (12.72%) Support Analyst
7 45 (11.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 42 (10.69%) Desktop Engineer
9 39 (9.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 32 (8.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 31 (7.89%) Service Analyst
11 31 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
12 29 (7.38%) IT Engineer
13 28 (7.12%) 1st Line Support
13 28 (7.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 24 (6.11%) IT Analyst
15 23 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (5.85%) IT Support Engineer
16 21 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
17 20 (5.09%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.78%) .NET
2 6 (1.53%) HTML
3 4 (1.02%) Cocoa
3 4 (1.02%) JSON
3 4 (1.02%) REST
3 4 (1.02%) SOAP
3 4 (1.02%) Web Services
3 4 (1.02%) XML
4 2 (0.51%) HTML5
5 1 (0.25%) Ajax
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.25%) COM+
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) Flash
5 1 (0.25%) OCX
5 1 (0.25%) QML
5 1 (0.25%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.41%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.62%) Smartphone
3 24 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.09%) iPhone
5 18 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (4.07%) iPad
7 13 (3.31%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.31%) Fat Client
7 13 (3.31%) Thin Client
8 9 (2.29%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.02%) Handset
10 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.02%) User Experience
10 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.76%) FMCG
12 2 (0.51%) Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 393 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (77.86%) Windows 7
3 162 (41.22%) Windows 10
4 102 (25.95%) Windows Server
5 85 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (15.01%) Windows XP
8 42 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (7.38%) Apple iOS
10 22 (5.60%) Android
11 16 (4.07%) Mac OS X
11 16 (4.07%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.54%) Linux
13 8 (2.04%) Unix
14 5 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.51%) CentOS
18 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.08%) ITIL
2 53 (13.49%) Migration
3 22 (5.60%) Mobile Device Management
4 21 (5.34%) Time Management
5 20 (5.09%) Service Delivery
6 17 (4.33%) Patch Management
6 17 (4.33%) Service Management
7 14 (3.56%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.05%) ITSM
9 11 (2.80%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.54%) Asset Management
10 10 (2.54%) Change Management
10 10 (2.54%) Network Management
11 9 (2.29%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.29%) Data Migration
11 9 (2.29%) Software Deployment
12 8 (2.04%) Break/Fix
13 7 (1.78%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (1.78%) Application Packaging
13 7 (1.78%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.14%) PowerShell
2 31 (7.89%) SQL
3 11 (2.80%) VBScript
4 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.27%) VB
5 4 (1.02%) Apple Swift
5 4 (1.02%) Objective-C
6 3 (0.76%) C
6 3 (0.76%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.51%) C#
7 2 (0.51%) C++
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) Python
8 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (5.60%) MCSE
3 21 (5.34%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.83%) Degree
4 19 (4.83%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.56%) MCITP
6 13 (3.31%) MCP
7 12 (3.05%) CCNA
8 8 (2.04%) MCSA
9 7 (1.78%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.53%) MCTS
11 5 (1.27%) MCDST
12 4 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.76%) CCNP
13 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.51%) PMP
14 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.14%) SLA
2 6 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.76%) JTAG
4 2 (0.51%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 266 (67.68%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.65%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.58%) XenApp
5 15 (3.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.29%) vSphere
9 7 (1.78%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.53%) XenServer
11 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.76%) Firmware
12 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 81 (20.61%) SCCM
2 14 (3.56%) WSUS
3 13 (3.31%) SCOM
4 10 (2.54%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.29%) BladeLogic
5 9 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.78%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.76%) DameWare
12 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.51%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) Nessus
12 2 (0.51%) SCSM
12 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 199 (50.64%) Microsoft
2 64 (16.28%) Citrix
3 57 (14.50%) HP
3 57 (14.50%) VMware
4 37 (9.41%) Apple
5 26 (6.62%) Cisco
6 25 (6.36%) Symantec
7 13 (3.31%) LANDesk
7 13 (3.31%) Lotus
7 13 (3.31%) Remedy
8 11 (2.80%) Dell
9 7 (1.78%) Avaya
9 7 (1.78%) Bloomberg
9 7 (1.78%) Reuters
9 7 (1.78%) Veeam
10 6 (1.53%) Mitel
10 6 (1.53%) MobileIron
10 6 (1.53%) NetApp
10 6 (1.53%) Polycom
10 6 (1.53%) Sophos
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