Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 396 373
Rank change year-on-year -84 -23 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 408 638 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 2.63% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 329 363
UK median daily rate £175 £190 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £103 £108 £113
90th Percentile £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £180 £200
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 136 153
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.41% +11.72%
10th Percentile £10.18 £11.44 £11.00
90th Percentile £20.25 £20.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year -3.23% +1.57% +9.00%

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 19887 24257 24490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.30% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12502 15309 14286
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1142 1289 1943
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -79 368 £184 -8.13% 89
UK excluding London -26 264 £175 -2.78% 71
London -84 131 £183 -8.75% 21
South East -13 57 £183 +8.96% 18
Midlands +5 56 £150 -33.33% 15
North of England +40 51 £200 +3.23% 20
South West -2 40 £250 -16.67% 11
North West +12 37 £175 -3.45% 12
East of England -40 35 £130 -14.75% 5
West Midlands +7 29 £135 -56.80% 9
East Midlands 0 27 £210 +31.25% 6
Scotland +40 15 £110 +4.76% 1
Yorkshire +37 8 - - 8
Wales -13 8 £125 +25.00% 2
North East +51 6 £200 -20.00%
Northern Ireland - 5 £78 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 408 (100.00%) Windows
2 320 (78.43%) Windows 7
3 269 (65.93%) Active Directory
4 194 (47.55%) Windows 10
5 175 (42.89%) Microsoft
6 133 (32.60%) Microsoft Office
7 111 (27.21%) Windows Server
8 103 (25.25%) Office 365
9 89 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 86 (21.08%) VMware
11 79 (19.36%) SCCM
12 72 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (16.91%) Citrix
13 69 (16.91%) ITIL
14 58 (14.22%) MS Exchange
15 57 (13.97%) Windows XP
16 55 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (13.24%) HP
18 50 (12.25%) Migration
19 46 (11.27%) DHCP
19 46 (11.27%) DNS
20 44 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (10.54%) Internet
21 43 (10.54%) Hyper-V
22 38 (9.31%) Apple
22 38 (9.31%) Cisco
22 38 (9.31%) LAN
22 38 (9.31%) WAN
23 37 (9.07%) TCP/IP
23 37 (9.07%) Finance

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 58 (14.22%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.37%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (5.64%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.45%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.96%) IIS
9 7 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) Moodle
10 1 (0.25%) Site Server
Applications
1 133 (32.60%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 103 (25.25%) Office 365
2 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.98%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) iTunes
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.27%) DHCP
1 46 (11.27%) DNS
2 43 (10.54%) Internet
3 38 (9.31%) LAN
3 38 (9.31%) WAN
4 37 (9.07%) TCP/IP
5 28 (6.86%) VPN
6 25 (6.13%) VLAN
7 23 (5.64%) Firewall
8 17 (4.17%) Skype
9 14 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (3.19%) Wireless
11 11 (2.70%) Intranet
11 11 (2.70%) SAN
12 7 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.47%) 3G
14 5 (1.23%) VoIP
15 4 (0.98%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.98%) MPLS
15 4 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.25%) MS Access
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.98%) Subversion
1 4 (0.98%) Xcode
2 2 (0.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.49%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.25%) TestRail
General
1 37 (9.07%) Finance
2 21 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 19 (4.66%) Banking
4 9 (2.21%) Law
4 9 (2.21%) Legal
5 8 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.72%) Back Office
6 7 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.47%) Military
8 5 (1.23%) Hindi Language
8 5 (1.23%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.23%) Tamil Language
8 5 (1.23%) Urdu Language
9 3 (0.74%) Advertising
9 3 (0.74%) Marketing
10 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.49%) Retail
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 112 (27.45%) Analyst
2 102 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 86 (21.08%) Desktop Support
4 81 (19.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 53 (12.99%) Support Analyst
6 52 (12.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 46 (11.27%) IT Support
8 45 (11.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 44 (10.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 39 (9.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 36 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 32 (7.84%) Service Analyst
12 32 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
13 27 (6.62%) 1st Line Support
14 24 (5.88%) IT Engineer
15 23 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
16 21 (5.15%) Active Directory Support
17 20 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (4.90%) IT Analyst
17 20 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.96%) .NET
2 6 (1.47%) HTML
3 5 (1.23%) Web Services
3 5 (1.23%) XML
4 4 (0.98%) Cocoa
4 4 (0.98%) JSON
4 4 (0.98%) REST
4 4 (0.98%) SOAP
5 2 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.25%) Ajax
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.25%) CSS
6 1 (0.25%) Flash
6 1 (0.25%) QML
6 1 (0.25%) Qt
6 1 (0.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 28 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.62%) Smartphone
4 25 (6.13%) iPhone
5 24 (5.88%) iPad
6 16 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.94%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.94%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.96%) FMCG
9 5 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.74%) User Experience
12 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.49%) Handset
12 2 (0.49%) Podcast
12 2 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 408 (100.00%) Windows
2 320 (78.43%) Windows 7
3 194 (47.55%) Windows 10
4 111 (27.21%) Windows Server
5 89 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (13.97%) Windows XP
8 34 (8.33%) Apple iOS
9 30 (7.35%) Android
10 28 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.19%) Linux
12 11 (2.70%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.21%) Mac OS
13 9 (2.21%) Unix
13 9 (2.21%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.23%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.74%) CentOS
17 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.91%) ITIL
2 50 (12.25%) Migration
3 30 (7.35%) Mobile Device Management
4 21 (5.15%) Service Delivery
5 15 (3.68%) Incident Management
6 14 (3.43%) Time Management
7 13 (3.19%) Patch Management
8 12 (2.94%) ITSM
8 12 (2.94%) Problem Management
9 10 (2.45%) Asset Management
9 10 (2.45%) Change Management
9 10 (2.45%) Service Management
10 9 (2.21%) Break/Fix
10 9 (2.21%) Configuration Management
10 9 (2.21%) Data Migration
11 8 (1.96%) Application Packaging
11 8 (1.96%) ITIL V3
11 8 (1.96%) Network Management
12 6 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (1.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.35%) SQL
2 25 (6.13%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.47%) VBScript
4 5 (1.23%) Java
5 4 (0.98%) Apple Swift
5 4 (0.98%) C
5 4 (0.98%) Objective-C
6 3 (0.74%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.49%) C++
7 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.49%) Perl
7 2 (0.49%) Python
7 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.49%) VB
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.13%) Degree
3 17 (4.17%) MCSE
4 14 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.94%) CCNA
6 12 (2.94%) MCITP
6 12 (2.94%) MCP
6 12 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (2.21%) MCSA
9 5 (1.23%) CCNP
10 4 (0.98%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.98%) MCTS
11 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.49%) CCA
12 2 (0.49%) CCENT
12 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (0.74%) JTAG
2 3 (0.74%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 269 (65.93%) Active Directory
2 55 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (10.54%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.15%) XenApp
5 14 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (3.43%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.21%) vSphere
8 7 (1.72%) XenServer
9 6 (1.47%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.74%) Firmware
10 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 79 (19.36%) SCCM
2 19 (4.66%) SCOM
3 16 (3.92%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (2.21%) WSUS
6 8 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.98%) DameWare
9 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.49%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.49%) Nessus
10 2 (0.49%) SCSM
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 175 (42.89%) Microsoft
2 86 (21.08%) VMware
3 69 (16.91%) Citrix
4 54 (13.24%) HP
5 38 (9.31%) Apple
5 38 (9.31%) Cisco
6 22 (5.39%) Symantec
7 15 (3.68%) Dell
8 13 (3.19%) LANDesk
9 11 (2.70%) MobileIron
10 9 (2.21%) Avaya
10 9 (2.21%) Bloomberg
10 9 (2.21%) Lotus
10 9 (2.21%) Reuters
11 7 (1.72%) AppSense
11 7 (1.72%) SAP
12 6 (1.47%) Sophos
12 6 (1.47%) Wyse
13 5 (1.23%) Draytek
13 5 (1.23%) SonicWALL