Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 513 485 456
Rank change year-on-year -28 -29 -115
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 382 425 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.85% 2.04% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 226 260
UK median daily rate £170 £203 £169
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.05% +20.00% -7.53%
10th Percentile £113 £108 £106
90th Percentile £401 £441 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £219 £160
% change year-on-year -31.43% +36.72% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 101 113
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -7.92% +5.10%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £44.96 £20.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year -13.62% +2.32% -6.06%

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 20,693 20,786 20,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 20.74% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,910 13,252 12,840
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £169 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,346 1,268 1,282
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +5.64% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -32 350 £175 -18.60% 82
UK excluding London -65 211 £150 -31.43% 61
London +6 155 £175 -7.89% 28
South East -36 58 £195 -10.86% 16
South West -14 42 £125 -69.60% 5
North of England -15 41 £340 +47.83% 9
North West +9 28 £346 +38.53% 6
East of England -9 26 £194 +10.71% 7
Midlands -32 25 £263 +23.53% 17
East Midlands -3 15 £340 +51.11% 12
Scotland -6 15 £125 -3.85% 3
Yorkshire -22 12 £175 -25.53% 2
West Midlands -18 10 £145 -17.14% 5
Wales -18 4 £135 -61.43% 3
Northern Ireland +22 1 - -
North East -8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 382 (100.00%) Windows
2 316 (82.72%) Windows 7
3 202 (52.88%) Microsoft
4 197 (51.57%) Active Directory
5 194 (50.79%) Windows 10
6 129 (33.77%) Office 365
7 114 (29.84%) Microsoft Office
8 96 (25.13%) VMware
9 82 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 76 (19.90%) Windows Server
11 74 (19.37%) ITIL
12 65 (17.02%) Citrix
13 63 (16.49%) SCCM
14 52 (13.61%) Windows XP
15 48 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 45 (11.78%) MS Exchange
17 43 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 43 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (10.99%) Apple
19 41 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (10.21%) DNS
20 39 (10.21%) Finance
21 36 (9.42%) iPhone
22 35 (9.16%) Cisco
23 34 (8.90%) C#
23 34 (8.90%) Microsoft App-V
24 33 (8.64%) LAN
24 33 (8.64%) Service Management
25 32 (8.38%) SLA
25 32 (8.38%) Android

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 45 (11.78%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.24%) Skype for Business
4 18 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (3.93%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.31%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.05%) IIS
7 4 (1.05%) Totara
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 114 (29.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.26%) InVision
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 129 (33.77%) Office 365
2 28 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.31%) IaaS
4 5 (1.31%) PaaS
4 5 (1.31%) SaaS
5 4 (1.05%) GoToWebinar
6 3 (0.79%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.21%) DNS
2 33 (8.64%) LAN
3 27 (7.07%) Firewall
3 27 (7.07%) Remote Desktop
3 27 (7.07%) WAN
4 26 (6.81%) DHCP
5 24 (6.28%) Skype
6 17 (4.45%) Internet
7 13 (3.40%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.40%) VPN
7 13 (3.40%) WLAN
8 9 (2.36%) SAN
8 9 (2.36%) VoIP
9 5 (1.31%) Network Security
9 5 (1.31%) WebEx
10 4 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.79%) Wireless
12 2 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) MS Access
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (4.19%) MSI
2 10 (2.62%) AdminStudio
3 8 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.09%) Wise Package Studio
3 8 (2.09%) Xcode
4 7 (1.83%) Subversion
5 6 (1.57%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (1.31%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.52%) Hudson
7 2 (0.52%) JIRA
8 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (10.21%) Finance
2 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.09%) Billing
4 7 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.57%) Retail
6 5 (1.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.05%) Marketing
8 3 (0.79%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 3 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 94 (24.61%) Support Engineer
2 83 (21.73%) Desktop Engineer
3 75 (19.63%) Desktop Support
4 73 (19.11%) Analyst
5 57 (14.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 49 (12.83%) Service Analyst
6 49 (12.83%) Service Desk Analyst
7 41 (10.73%) Windows Engineer
8 38 (9.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (9.95%) IT Support
9 34 (8.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 28 (7.33%) IT Engineer
11 26 (6.81%) Support Analyst
12 22 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 22 (5.76%) Developer
13 21 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (4.19%) IT Analyst
15 15 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
15 15 (3.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
15 15 (3.93%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.81%) .NET
1 26 (6.81%) .NET Framework
2 8 (2.09%) HTML
2 8 (2.09%) OCX
2 8 (2.09%) Web Services
3 7 (1.83%) Cocoa
3 7 (1.83%) JSON
3 7 (1.83%) REST
3 7 (1.83%) SOAP
3 7 (1.83%) XML
4 5 (1.31%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.05%) Middleware
6 3 (0.79%) Universal Windows Platform
7 1 (0.26%) CarPlay
7 1 (0.26%) Core Animation
7 1 (0.26%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.26%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (0.26%) Spring
7 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.42%) iPhone
3 18 (4.71%) Smartphone
4 16 (4.19%) Blackberry
4 16 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (3.93%) User Experience
6 11 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.36%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.09%) iPad
9 5 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.31%) Replication
9 5 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.05%) NHS
10 4 (1.05%) PKI
10 4 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.79%) FMCG
11 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.52%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 382 (100.00%) Windows
2 316 (82.72%) Windows 7
3 194 (50.79%) Windows 10
4 76 (19.90%) Windows Server
5 52 (13.61%) Windows XP
6 48 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (8.38%) Android
9 29 (7.59%) Apple iOS
10 28 (7.33%) Mac OS
11 23 (6.02%) Linux
12 16 (4.19%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.36%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.31%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.79%) VMS
16 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.37%) ITIL
2 43 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (8.64%) Service Management
4 27 (7.07%) Migration
5 22 (5.76%) Digital Signal Processing
5 22 (5.76%) Signal Processing
6 21 (5.50%) Application Packaging
7 20 (5.24%) ITIL V3
8 16 (4.19%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 16 (4.19%) ITSM
8 16 (4.19%) Mobile Device Management
8 16 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (3.66%) Open Source
10 13 (3.40%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.14%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.88%) Time Management
13 10 (2.62%) Application Virtualisation
13 10 (2.62%) Customer-Centricity
14 9 (2.36%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.90%) C#
2 27 (7.07%) C++
3 26 (6.81%) C
3 26 (6.81%) C++/CLI
4 15 (3.93%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.66%) SQL
6 10 (2.62%) VB
6 10 (2.62%) VBScript
7 8 (2.09%) Apple Swift
7 8 (2.09%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (4.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.14%) MCSE
5 9 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.09%) MCP
7 7 (1.83%) Degree
8 6 (1.57%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.05%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.79%) MCSA
11 2 (0.52%) ACSP
11 2 (0.52%) ACTC
11 2 (0.52%) CCNA
11 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.26%) CCNP
12 1 (0.26%) MCITP
12 1 (0.26%) MCTS
12 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.38%) SLA
2 9 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.05%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 197 (51.57%) Active Directory
2 82 (21.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (6.02%) XenApp
5 18 (4.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (4.45%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.40%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.14%) BitLocker
9 11 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.57%) XenServer
13 5 (1.31%) vSphere
14 4 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (16.49%) SCCM
2 25 (6.54%) vCenter Server
3 13 (3.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.05%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.79%) SCOM
9 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.52%) WSUS
10 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.26%) Puppet
10 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 202 (52.88%) Microsoft
2 96 (25.13%) VMware
3 65 (17.02%) Citrix
4 42 (10.99%) Apple
5 35 (9.16%) Cisco
6 30 (7.85%) Wyse
7 22 (5.76%) HP
8 12 (3.14%) Ivanti
8 12 (3.14%) Symantec
9 10 (2.62%) Altiris
10 9 (2.36%) Juniper
10 9 (2.36%) Xerox
11 7 (1.83%) Dell
11 7 (1.83%) Veritas
12 6 (1.57%) arcserve
12 6 (1.57%) McAfee
12 6 (1.57%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.57%) Splunk
13 5 (1.31%) Sophos
13 5 (1.31%) Veeam