Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 556 529 511
Rank change year-on-year -27 -18 +33
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 74 201 404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 1.44% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 103 266
Median daily rate £123 £155 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.97% -11.43% -7.89%
10th Percentile £101 £113 £108
90th Percentile £235 £532 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £200 £175
% change year-on-year -40.00% +14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 50 81
Median hourly rate £16.48 £17.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.15% +18.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £19.65 £27.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year +2.86% +27.74% -13.62%

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 8,068 13,940 20,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 20.57% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,207 8,902 13,166
Median daily rate £440 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% -4.12% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 1,051 1,262
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.07% +1.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.61 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.83 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 14 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 27 February 2021. 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
UK excluding London +60 54 £120 -40.00% 12
England +28 51 £185 +19.35% 11
Midlands +42 13 £120 -45.42% 1
Scotland +14 13 £111 -14.42%
London +39 11 £200 +40.35% 1
South West +75 9 £195 +52.94% 1
West Midlands +34 7 £120 -60.00%
North of England +65 6 £130 -7.14% 5
North West +51 6 £130 -17.46% 1
East Midlands +23 6 £126 -9.75% 1
South East +58 5 £210 -50.00% 1
East of England +53 4 £120 - 2
Wales +15 4 £100 -75.00% 1
Work from Home -218 4 £100 -77.78%

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (85.14%) Windows 7
3 51 (68.92%) Windows 10
4 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
5 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
5 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Office
6 25 (33.78%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (24.32%) ITIL
8 16 (21.62%) Android
9 14 (18.92%) Windows Server
10 13 (17.57%) Apple
10 13 (17.57%) Cisco
10 13 (17.57%) SCCM
11 12 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (14.86%) VPN
12 11 (14.86%) Citrix
13 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
13 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
14 9 (12.16%) BitLocker
14 9 (12.16%) Public Sector
14 9 (12.16%) WAN
14 9 (12.16%) DHCP
14 9 (12.16%) DNS
14 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
15 8 (10.81%) Change Management
15 8 (10.81%) ITSM
15 8 (10.81%) VMware
15 8 (10.81%) Driving Licence
16 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (9.46%) Blackberry

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 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (33.78%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (4.05%) IaaS
2 3 (4.05%) SaaS
3 2 (2.70%) Azure
4 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) VPN
2 9 (12.16%) DHCP
2 9 (12.16%) DNS
2 9 (12.16%) WAN
3 7 (9.46%) Firewall
4 5 (6.76%) LAN
4 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.76%) VoIP
4 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (5.41%) Wireless
6 3 (4.05%) PuTTY
6 3 (4.05%) SSH
6 3 (4.05%) Telnet
7 2 (2.70%) Internet
7 2 (2.70%) SAN
7 2 (2.70%) VSAN
8 1 (1.35%) ADSL
8 1 (1.35%) IPv4
8 1 (1.35%) MPLS
8 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MSI
1 1 (1.35%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 9 (12.16%) Public Sector
2 7 (9.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) French Language
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Analyst
2 16 (21.62%) Service Analyst
2 16 (21.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Desktop Support
4 13 (17.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (17.57%) IT Support
5 9 (12.16%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (12.16%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Desktop Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Deskside Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) IT Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) IT Technician
9 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Support Technician
10 4 (5.41%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) JSON
1 1 (1.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Driving Licence
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.46%) iPhone
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.70%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.35%) BYOD
6 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
6 1 (1.35%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (85.14%) Windows 7
3 51 (68.92%) Windows 10
4 16 (21.62%) Android
5 14 (18.92%) Windows Server
6 10 (13.51%) Apple iOS
6 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 7 (9.46%) Linux
8 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.05%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.81%) Change Management
4 8 (10.81%) ITSM
5 6 (8.11%) Break/Fix
6 4 (5.41%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.05%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) Web Filtering
8 2 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (2.70%) DevOps
8 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.70%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.70%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (2.70%) Time Management
8 2 (2.70%) Workflow
9 1 (1.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) C
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) BitLocker
3 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.41%) vSphere
4 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.05%) Firmware
5 3 (4.05%) XenApp
6 2 (2.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.70%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.35%) LXC
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Apple
2 13 (17.57%) Cisco
3 11 (14.86%) Citrix
4 8 (10.81%) VMware
5 6 (8.11%) Dell
6 4 (5.41%) Draytek
6 4 (5.41%) Mitel
7 3 (4.05%) Juniper
7 3 (4.05%) McAfee
7 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.05%) Samsung
8 2 (2.70%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.70%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.70%) FactSet
8 2 (2.70%) Reuters
8 2 (2.70%) Snow
8 2 (2.70%) Splunk
8 2 (2.70%) Symantec
8 2 (2.70%) Veeam