Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 426 345
Rank change year-on-year -79 -81 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 411 568 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.97% 2.45% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 301 378
UK median daily rate £175 £175 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% -22.22%
10th Percentile £103 £105 £113
90th Percentile £415 £475 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £166 £200
% change year-on-year +5.26% -16.88% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 135 168
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +1.59% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.68 £10.71
90th Percentile £20.21 £19.71 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year -3.23% +1.26% +9.34%

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 20868 23157 24534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13194 14561 14458
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1284 1938
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -83 368 £175 -4.11% 87
UK excluding London -17 273 £175 +5.26% 73
London -87 121 £140 -20.00% 19
South East -5 80 £190 -24.00% 22
South West +11 52 £375 +130.77% 7
Midlands +19 48 £150 -56.36% 11
North of England +39 42 £173 +6.15% 21
East of England -60 31 £130 -3.70% 7
West Midlands +16 25 £150 -57.89% 6
North West +8 25 £125 -28.57% 13
East Midlands +6 23 £160 -23.81% 5
Scotland +12 15 £110 +4.76% 3
Yorkshire +28 13 £235 +28.77% 7
Wales +5 8 £125 +25.00% 2
North East +61 4 £200 +33.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £80 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
2 317 (77.13%) Windows 7
3 272 (66.18%) Active Directory
4 207 (50.36%) Windows 10
5 164 (39.90%) Microsoft
6 125 (30.41%) Microsoft Office
7 120 (29.20%) Office 365
8 119 (28.95%) Windows Server
9 104 (25.30%) VMware
10 91 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 85 (20.68%) SCCM
12 82 (19.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 73 (17.76%) MS Exchange
14 72 (17.52%) ITIL
15 70 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 64 (15.57%) Citrix
17 62 (15.09%) Windows XP
18 50 (12.17%) LAN
19 49 (11.92%) DNS
20 48 (11.68%) HP
20 48 (11.68%) Apple
20 48 (11.68%) Migration
21 46 (11.19%) Internet
21 46 (11.19%) DHCP
22 44 (10.71%) TCP/IP
22 44 (10.71%) Cisco
22 44 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
23 41 (9.98%) WAN
23 41 (9.98%) SQL
23 41 (9.98%) iPhone

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 73 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (6.33%) Skype for Business
4 24 (5.84%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.19%) IIS
8 8 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.95%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Moodle
10 1 (0.24%) Site Server
Applications
1 125 (30.41%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.97%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 120 (29.20%) Office 365
2 14 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.97%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.24%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.24%) iTunes
5 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.17%) LAN
2 49 (11.92%) DNS
3 46 (11.19%) DHCP
3 46 (11.19%) Internet
4 44 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 41 (9.98%) WAN
6 30 (7.30%) VLAN
7 27 (6.57%) Firewall
7 27 (6.57%) VPN
8 21 (5.11%) Skype
9 13 (3.16%) Wireless
10 11 (2.68%) Intranet
11 10 (2.43%) SAN
12 8 (1.95%) SMS
13 7 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.22%) Broadband
15 4 (0.97%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.97%) SMTP
15 4 (0.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.24%) MSI
3 1 (0.24%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) TestRail
3 1 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 36 (8.76%) Finance
2 24 (5.84%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.41%) Banking
4 11 (2.68%) Hindi Language
4 11 (2.68%) Spanish Language
4 11 (2.68%) Tamil Language
4 11 (2.68%) Urdu Language
5 8 (1.95%) Law
5 8 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.70%) Publishing
7 6 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.22%) Back Office
8 5 (1.22%) Legal
8 5 (1.22%) Military
9 3 (0.73%) Advertising
9 3 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.49%) Retail
10 2 (0.49%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 113 (27.49%) Analyst
2 100 (24.33%) Support Engineer
3 84 (20.44%) Desktop Support
4 79 (19.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 51 (12.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 51 (12.41%) IT Support
6 49 (11.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 45 (10.95%) Service Analyst
7 45 (10.95%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (10.95%) Support Analyst
8 43 (10.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 42 (10.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 37 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 33 (8.03%) IT Engineer
12 32 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
13 27 (6.57%) IT Support Engineer
14 25 (6.08%) Help Desk Support
15 23 (5.60%) Active Directory Support
16 22 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
17 20 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.95%) .NET
2 2 (0.49%) HTML
2 2 (0.49%) Web Services
2 2 (0.49%) XML
3 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.24%) Cocoa
3 1 (0.24%) HTML5
3 1 (0.24%) JSON
3 1 (0.24%) LINQ
3 1 (0.24%) REST
3 1 (0.24%) RESTful
3 1 (0.24%) SOAP
3 1 (0.24%) WPF
3 1 (0.24%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.98%) iPhone
2 35 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.54%) iPad
4 27 (6.57%) Blackberry
5 25 (6.08%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (5.84%) Smartphone
7 13 (3.16%) FMCG
8 10 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.19%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.19%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.95%) PDA
11 5 (1.22%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.97%) User Experience
13 3 (0.73%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.73%) Podcast
14 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.49%) Replication
14 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 411 (100.00%) Windows
2 317 (77.13%) Windows 7
3 207 (50.36%) Windows 10
4 119 (28.95%) Windows Server
5 91 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (19.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (15.09%) Windows XP
8 35 (8.52%) Apple iOS
9 25 (6.08%) Android
9 25 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.41%) Linux
11 12 (2.92%) Windows Vista
12 11 (2.68%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.46%) Unix
14 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.52%) ITIL
2 48 (11.68%) Migration
3 33 (8.03%) Mobile Device Management
4 24 (5.84%) Service Delivery
5 15 (3.65%) Service Management
6 14 (3.41%) Incident Management
7 13 (3.16%) Change Management
8 12 (2.92%) ITIL V3
9 10 (2.43%) ITSM
9 10 (2.43%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.19%) Patch Management
11 8 (1.95%) Time Management
12 7 (1.70%) Application Packaging
12 7 (1.70%) Break/Fix
13 6 (1.46%) Asset Management
13 6 (1.46%) Configuration Management
13 6 (1.46%) ITIL V2
13 6 (1.46%) Network Management
14 5 (1.22%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (1.22%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.98%) SQL
2 19 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.68%) Java
4 4 (0.97%) VBScript
5 3 (0.73%) C
6 2 (0.49%) C#
6 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.49%) Perl
6 2 (0.49%) Python
6 2 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.24%) C++
7 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (5.84%) Degree
3 19 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.41%) MCSE
4 14 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.68%) CCNA
5 11 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (2.43%) MCSA
7 6 (1.46%) CCNP
8 4 (0.97%) MCP
9 3 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) ISEB
9 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.49%) CCA
10 2 (0.49%) CCENT
10 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 272 (66.18%) Active Directory
2 70 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.49%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.60%) XenApp
5 16 (3.89%) XenDesktop
6 13 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.95%) vSphere
8 8 (1.95%) XenServer
9 7 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.97%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.24%) Firmware
13 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 85 (20.68%) SCCM
2 25 (6.08%) AirWatch
3 23 (5.60%) SCOM
4 18 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 10 (2.43%) WSUS
7 9 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.73%) DameWare
9 3 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.49%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.49%) Nessus
10 2 (0.49%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.24%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 164 (39.90%) Microsoft
2 104 (25.30%) VMware
3 64 (15.57%) Citrix
4 48 (11.68%) Apple
4 48 (11.68%) HP
5 44 (10.71%) Cisco
6 36 (8.76%) Symantec
7 16 (3.89%) MobileIron
8 14 (3.41%) SAP
9 13 (3.16%) Dell
10 10 (2.43%) LANDesk
11 9 (2.19%) Avaya
12 8 (1.95%) Lotus
13 7 (1.70%) Bloomberg
13 7 (1.70%) Reuters
14 6 (1.46%) AppSense
14 6 (1.46%) F5
14 6 (1.46%) McAfee
15 5 (1.22%) Polycom
15 5 (1.22%) Wyse