Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 505 549 505
Rank change year-on-year +44 -44 -71
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 315 384 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 1.78% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 224 227
UK median daily rate £175 £173 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £113 £113 £103
90th Percentile £475 £421 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £160 £175
% change year-on-year +21.88% -8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 80 93
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.22 £10.80
90th Percentile £24.30 £37.75 £20.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.65% +3.28% +1.67%

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 17,698 21,536 20,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.87% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,994 13,314 13,032
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £176
90th Percentile £613 £608 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 1,513 1,235
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.91
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.21 £16.38 £16.81
% change year-on-year +5.10% -2.56% +5.03%

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 17 October 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 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 17 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 October 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 +9 261 £175 - 177
UK excluding London +68 216 £195 +21.88% 157
London +13 91 £153 -12.71% 28
South East +54 88 £350 +89.19% 46
Scotland +42 35 £130 -5.45% 4
North of England +28 32 £140 -24.83% 39
South West -1 25 £130 -13.33% 19
Yorkshire +37 16 £188 -21.05% 14
North West +22 15 £133 -16.71% 20
East of England +11 14 £120 -25.02% 16
Midlands +24 10 £90 -30.77% 29
Wales +29 9 £140 +12.00% 4
West Midlands +30 6 - - 12
East Midlands +17 4 £90 -30.77% 17
Channel Islands - 2 £600 -
North East +13 1 - - 5
Northern Ireland +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 315 (100.00%) Windows
2 233 (73.97%) Windows 7
3 181 (57.46%) Microsoft
4 170 (53.97%) Active Directory
5 166 (52.70%) Windows 10
6 143 (45.40%) Office 365
7 86 (27.30%) Windows Server
8 79 (25.08%) Microsoft Office
9 73 (23.17%) SCCM
10 67 (21.27%) Problem-Solving
11 62 (19.68%) Windows XP
12 56 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 55 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (17.14%) MS Exchange
15 53 (16.83%) VMware
16 52 (16.51%) ITIL
17 46 (14.60%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (13.33%) DNS
19 40 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
20 38 (12.06%) DHCP
21 37 (11.75%) Apple
21 37 (11.75%) Azure
22 36 (11.43%) Hyper-V
23 34 (10.79%) SharePoint
24 33 (10.48%) Finance
25 32 (10.16%) Cisco
26 31 (9.84%) Citrix
26 31 (9.84%) Linux
26 31 (9.84%) XenApp
27 30 (9.52%) MCSE

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 54 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 40 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (10.79%) SharePoint
4 29 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (8.57%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.81%) IIS
7 8 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.90%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.63%) Confluence
11 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 79 (25.08%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.27%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.95%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 143 (45.40%) Office 365
2 37 (11.75%) Azure
3 16 (5.08%) AWS
4 10 (3.17%) SaaS
5 7 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.22%) NuGet
5 7 (2.22%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.90%) G Suite
7 4 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.95%) IaaS
8 3 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.95%) PaaS
8 3 (0.95%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.63%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.33%) DNS
2 38 (12.06%) DHCP
3 29 (9.21%) TCP/IP
4 27 (8.57%) Firewall
4 27 (8.57%) Skype
5 21 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
6 18 (5.71%) Wireless
7 15 (4.76%) Internet
7 15 (4.76%) LAN
8 14 (4.44%) WAN
9 12 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (3.81%) NaaS
10 7 (2.22%) H.323
10 7 (2.22%) ISDN
10 7 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.90%) HTTP
11 6 (1.90%) VPN
12 4 (1.27%) WLAN
13 3 (0.95%) Intranet
13 3 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (7.94%) MSI
2 23 (7.30%) InstallShield
3 15 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 11 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.22%) MSBuild
5 7 (2.22%) MSTest
5 7 (2.22%) Ranorex
5 7 (2.22%) Subversion
5 7 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 33 (10.48%) Finance
2 21 (6.67%) Public Sector
3 18 (5.71%) Law
3 18 (5.71%) Legal
4 10 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.90%) Banking
5 6 (1.90%) Electronics
5 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.90%) Marketing
5 6 (1.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 92 (29.21%) Support Engineer
2 64 (20.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 62 (19.68%) Analyst
4 61 (19.37%) Desktop Support
5 44 (13.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 41 (13.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 35 (11.11%) Service Analyst
8 32 (10.16%) Support Analyst
9 30 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 28 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (8.25%) IT Support
12 24 (7.62%) IT Engineer
13 21 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
14 19 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (5.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 17 (5.40%) Infrastructure Support
16 16 (5.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 16 (5.08%) Floorwalker
16 16 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
17 14 (4.44%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.49%) .NET
2 7 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.27%) JSON
4 4 (1.27%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.63%) Web Services
6 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.40%) Blackberry
2 17 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.17%) iPhone
4 5 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.27%) EPoS
5 4 (1.27%) PKI
5 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (0.95%) PMI
6 3 (0.95%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.63%) CCTV
7 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) NHS
8 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 315 (100.00%) Windows
2 233 (73.97%) Windows 7
3 166 (52.70%) Windows 10
4 86 (27.30%) Windows Server
5 62 (19.68%) Windows XP
6 56 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (14.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (9.84%) Linux
9 22 (6.98%) Android
10 18 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (5.08%) Mac OS X
12 12 (3.81%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.54%) Mac OS
14 7 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.27%) VMS
16 2 (0.63%) Debian
16 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.27%) Problem-Solving
2 52 (16.51%) ITIL
3 28 (8.89%) Application Packaging
4 27 (8.57%) Migration
5 20 (6.35%) Time Management
6 18 (5.71%) Change Management
6 18 (5.71%) Security Management
7 17 (5.40%) Incident Management
7 17 (5.40%) Information Security
7 17 (5.40%) ITSM
7 17 (5.40%) Problem Management
8 15 (4.76%) Break/Fix
9 14 (4.44%) Information Security Management
9 14 (4.44%) ISMS
10 13 (4.13%) Customer Requirements
10 13 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.81%) Customer-Centricity
11 12 (3.81%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.49%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.71%) SQL
3 15 (4.76%) Java
4 11 (3.49%) C#
5 8 (2.54%) VBScript
6 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) C
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (9.52%) MCSE
3 26 (8.25%) Security Cleared
4 20 (6.35%) MCSA
5 17 (5.40%) CCNA
5 17 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.44%) MCITP
7 11 (3.49%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.49%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.22%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.90%) MBCS
9 6 (1.90%) MCDST
10 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.32%) Degree
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.32%) MCP
11 1 (0.32%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.57%) SLA
2 21 (6.67%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 170 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 31 (9.84%) XenApp
4 30 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.17%) BitLocker
6 10 (3.17%) LXC
7 7 (2.22%) Docker
7 7 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.63%) vSphere
10 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (23.17%) SCCM
2 18 (5.71%) SCOM
3 15 (4.76%) WSUS
4 7 (2.22%) Jamf Pro
4 7 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.90%) Perfmon
5 6 (1.90%) WMI
6 5 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.27%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.27%) ZENworks
8 3 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 181 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 53 (16.83%) VMware
3 37 (11.75%) Apple
4 32 (10.16%) Cisco
5 31 (9.84%) Citrix
6 26 (8.25%) Adobe
7 22 (6.98%) Novell
8 16 (5.08%) Dell
9 14 (4.44%) Meraki
9 14 (4.44%) Sony
10 12 (3.81%) F5
10 12 (3.81%) Splunk
11 11 (3.49%) Google
11 11 (3.49%) HP
12 10 (3.17%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.90%) Lotus
13 6 (1.90%) SAP
13 6 (1.90%) Symantec
14 5 (1.59%) McAfee
14 5 (1.59%) Mitel