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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 328 301
Rank change year-on-year -68 -27  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 212 353 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 2.82% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 182 207
Median daily rate £163 £200 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £180 £198
% change year-on-year -13.19% -8.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 69
Median hourly rate £16.18 £15.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -4.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.40 £28.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

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 9676 12509 12300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.52% 22.39% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 7808 6977
Median daily rate £410 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 693 1004
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -71 194 £165 -17.50% 79
London -35 76 £165 -45.00% 18
North West +30 24 £214 +14.26% 12
South East -4 24 £145 -3.33% 18
East of England -29 21 £163 - 8
City of London +3 20 £118 -60.83% 2
East Midlands -11 18 £220 +22.22% 3
West Midlands +21 17 £115 -50.53% 7
Hertfordshire +13 14 £163 +3.17% 5
Manchester +11 12 £229 +21.86% 10
Hampshire +11 9 £140 +9.80% 5
South West -18 9 £113 -65.38% 7
Nottinghamshire +10 7 £223 +23.61% 3
Gloucestershire +9 7 £113 - 1
Shropshire +31 6 £425 - 1
Cheshire +29 6 £388 +229.78% 3
Nottingham +6 6 £223 +23.61% 3
Cheltenham +3 6 - - 1
Surrey -2 6 £130 -58.06% 6
Scotland +36 5 £110 - 2
South Wales +10 5 £225 -55.00% 2
Birmingham +5 5 £115 -36.11% 1
Wales +4 5 £225 -55.00% 2
Leicestershire -2 5 £310 +71.74%
Watford -5 5 £130 +18.18%
Derby -14 5 £125 +13.63%
Derbyshire -16 5 £125 +13.63%
Southampton +5 4 £93 -31.48% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 4 - - 1
Welwyn - 4 £406 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 411 (100.00%) Windows
2 299 (72.75%) Windows 7
3 275 (66.91%) Active Directory
4 205 (49.88%) Microsoft
5 164 (39.90%) Windows 10
6 160 (38.93%) Microsoft Office
7 101 (24.57%) Windows Server
8 91 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (21.41%) Office 365
10 81 (19.71%) Citrix
11 76 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 75 (18.25%) ITIL
13 73 (17.76%) Windows XP
14 69 (16.79%) SCCM
15 62 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 60 (14.60%) VMware
17 59 (14.36%) MS Exchange
18 48 (11.68%) HP
19 47 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
20 45 (10.95%) Hyper-V
21 44 (10.71%) TCP/IP
22 42 (10.22%) Internet
23 40 (9.73%) DNS
24 39 (9.49%) LAN
24 39 (9.49%) Apple
24 39 (9.49%) PowerShell
25 38 (9.25%) Migration
26 37 (9.00%) Blackberry
27 36 (8.76%) VPN
27 36 (8.76%) SharePoint

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 59 (14.36%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 36 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 24 (5.84%) Skype for Business
4 21 (5.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.41%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.97%) IIS
11 1 (0.24%) Confluence
11 1 (0.24%) Moodle
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 160 (38.93%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.97%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (21.41%) Office 365
2 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.46%) OneDrive
3 6 (1.46%) Yammer
4 3 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 42 (10.22%) Internet
3 40 (9.73%) DNS
4 39 (9.49%) LAN
5 36 (8.76%) VPN
6 35 (8.52%) WAN
7 34 (8.27%) DHCP
8 26 (6.33%) Firewall
9 24 (5.84%) Remote Desktop
10 17 (4.14%) Wireless
11 16 (3.89%) SAN
12 14 (3.41%) Skype
13 10 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (2.19%) VLAN
15 6 (1.46%) 3G
15 6 (1.46%) VoIP
16 4 (0.97%) Bluetooth
16 4 (0.97%) Ethernet
16 4 (0.97%) Intranet
16 4 (0.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.46%) Big Data
3 4 (0.97%) SQLite
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.46%) MSI
2 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.73%) Subversion
2 3 (0.73%) Xcode
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) MSTest
4 1 (0.24%) NUnit
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (6.81%) Finance
2 12 (2.92%) Banking
2 12 (2.92%) Law
2 12 (2.92%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.68%) Legal
4 6 (1.46%) Local Government
4 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.22%) Advertising
5 5 (1.22%) Marketing
6 4 (0.97%) Back Office
6 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.97%) Retail
7 3 (0.73%) Games
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (24.09%) Support Engineer
2 88 (21.41%) Analyst
3 79 (19.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 58 (14.11%) IT Support
5 51 (12.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 47 (11.44%) Desktop Support
6 47 (11.44%) Support Analyst
7 44 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 43 (10.46%) Desktop Engineer
9 37 (9.00%) IT Engineer
10 36 (8.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 31 (7.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 28 (6.81%) IT Support Engineer
12 28 (6.81%) Service Analyst
12 28 (6.81%) Service Desk Analyst
13 27 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
15 23 (5.60%) IT Analyst
16 22 (5.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (5.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.43%) .NET
2 7 (1.70%) HTML
3 6 (1.46%) SOAP
3 6 (1.46%) Web Services
4 5 (1.22%) WPF
5 4 (0.97%) COM+
5 4 (0.97%) WCF
6 3 (0.73%) Cocoa
6 3 (0.73%) HTML5
6 3 (0.73%) JSON
6 3 (0.73%) REST
6 3 (0.73%) XML
7 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.49%) CSS
8 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.24%) Ajax
8 1 (0.24%) Flash
8 1 (0.24%) JSF
8 1 (0.24%) Spring
8 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.00%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.38%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (4.14%) iPhone
5 16 (3.89%) Fat Client
5 16 (3.89%) Smartphone
5 16 (3.89%) Thin Client
6 14 (3.41%) iPad
7 10 (2.43%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.19%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.95%) Handset
10 6 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.46%) Clustering
10 6 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.46%) User Experience
10 6 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.97%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.49%) Life Science
13 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 411 (100.00%) Windows
2 299 (72.75%) Windows 7
3 164 (39.90%) Windows 10
4 101 (24.57%) Windows Server
5 91 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (17.76%) Windows XP
8 47 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (7.30%) Apple iOS
10 25 (6.08%) Android
11 18 (4.38%) Mac OS X
12 16 (3.89%) Linux
13 14 (3.41%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.95%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.70%) Unix
16 3 (0.73%) CentOS
16 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.25%) ITIL
2 38 (9.25%) Migration
3 22 (5.35%) Time Management
4 21 (5.11%) Service Management
5 18 (4.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 17 (4.14%) Configuration Management
7 16 (3.89%) Problem Management
8 15 (3.65%) Incident Management
9 14 (3.41%) Network Architecture
9 14 (3.41%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.16%) Asset Management
11 12 (2.92%) ITSM
11 12 (2.92%) Patch Management
12 10 (2.43%) Validation
13 9 (2.19%) Change Management
13 9 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (1.95%) IT Asset Management
15 7 (1.70%) Analytics
15 7 (1.70%) Security Patching
15 7 (1.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.49%) PowerShell
2 34 (8.27%) SQL
3 11 (2.68%) VBScript
4 10 (2.43%) C#
5 6 (1.46%) C++
6 5 (1.22%) C
6 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.22%) VB
7 3 (0.73%) Apple Swift
7 3 (0.73%) Embedded C
7 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.49%) VBA
8 2 (0.49%) XAML
9 1 (0.24%) Java
9 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.35%) Degree
5 20 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.87%) MCP
5 20 (4.87%) MCSE
6 18 (4.38%) MCITP
7 12 (2.92%) CCNA
8 10 (2.43%) MCDST
8 10 (2.43%) MCSA
9 9 (2.19%) CCNP
10 6 (1.46%) MCTS
11 5 (1.22%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.97%) CCIE
13 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.49%) ACTC
14 2 (0.49%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.06%) SLA
2 5 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.73%) JTAG
4 2 (0.49%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 275 (66.91%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.95%) Hyper-V
3 36 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.60%) XenApp
5 17 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (3.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (2.68%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.95%) XenServer
9 7 (1.70%) vSphere
10 4 (0.97%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.73%) Firmware
11 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 69 (16.79%) SCCM
2 15 (3.65%) WSUS
3 14 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (3.16%) Backup Exec
5 12 (2.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.95%) BladeLogic
7 7 (1.70%) SCOM
8 6 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.22%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.97%) WMI
11 3 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.49%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 205 (49.88%) Microsoft
2 81 (19.71%) Citrix
3 60 (14.60%) VMware
4 48 (11.68%) HP
5 39 (9.49%) Apple
6 35 (8.52%) Cisco
7 26 (6.33%) Symantec
8 16 (3.89%) Remedy
9 13 (3.16%) LANDesk
9 13 (3.16%) Lotus
10 10 (2.43%) Juniper
10 10 (2.43%) Veeam
11 9 (2.19%) Polycom
12 8 (1.95%) Avaya
12 8 (1.95%) Dell
12 8 (1.95%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.46%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.46%) Reuters
14 5 (1.22%) arcserve
14 5 (1.22%) NetApp
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