Period
to 17 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 525 516
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 -56
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 261 386 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.70% 1.86% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 254 226
UK median daily rate £150 £170 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -15.00% +20.30%
10th Percentile £110 £113 £108
90th Percentile £506 £401 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £219
% change year-on-year -1.67% -31.43% +41.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 101
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £14.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.90% -0.50% -7.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.92 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.90 £43.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £13.60 £15.86
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.25% +2.32%

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 15,357 20,808 20,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.09% 20.93% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,493 12,971 13,265
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.85%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £381
% change year-on-year -2.50% +4.99% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,204 1,355 1,263
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.06 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.62
% change year-on-year +1.52% -0.69% +4.83%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 15 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 January 2020. 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 +9 213 £150 -14.29% 143
UK excluding London +77 189 £148 -1.67% 132
South East +91 78 £365 +87.18% 38
London +26 63 £150 -14.29% 13
Scotland +42 34 £130 +8.33% 2
North of England +22 33 £133 -60.80% 27
North West +15 18 £129 -62.71% 18
South West -9 18 £121 -3.00% 13
Yorkshire +45 13 £288 +64.29% 7
Midlands +36 12 £140 -46.76% 27
East of England +16 8 £213 +21.43% 25
East Midlands +15 7 £115 -64.10% 15
Wales +30 6 £450 +233.33%
West Midlands +43 5 £300 +106.90% 12
North East +21 2 £130 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 196 (75.10%) Windows 7
3 143 (54.79%) Windows 10
4 139 (53.26%) Microsoft
5 130 (49.81%) Active Directory
6 127 (48.66%) Office 365
7 70 (26.82%) Windows Server
8 52 (19.92%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (19.92%) SCCM
9 50 (19.16%) Windows XP
10 44 (16.86%) VMware
11 37 (14.18%) Apple
11 37 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (12.64%) MS Exchange
14 32 (12.26%) ITIL
14 32 (12.26%) Migration
15 31 (11.88%) Security Cleared
15 31 (11.88%) Citrix
16 29 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (11.11%) DNS
17 28 (10.73%) DHCP
18 26 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (9.96%) Azure
19 25 (9.58%) SharePoint
20 24 (9.20%) Finance
21 23 (8.81%) Android
21 23 (8.81%) Adobe
21 23 (8.81%) Skype
21 23 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010

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 33 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 23 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (7.66%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.45%) IIS
6 5 (1.92%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (19.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.53%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.53%) CINEMA 4D
3 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Revit
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 127 (48.66%) Office 365
2 26 (9.96%) Azure
3 8 (3.07%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.30%) AWS
5 4 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.53%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.53%) PowerApps
5 4 (1.53%) SaaS
6 3 (1.15%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) G Suite
7 1 (0.38%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.38%) NuGet
7 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.11%) DNS
2 28 (10.73%) DHCP
3 23 (8.81%) Skype
4 20 (7.66%) Remote Desktop
5 19 (7.28%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.13%) Firewall
7 13 (4.98%) Internet
8 9 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (3.45%) LAN
8 9 (3.45%) NaaS
9 8 (3.07%) Wireless
10 7 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.30%) WAN
12 5 (1.92%) H.323
12 5 (1.92%) ISDN
12 5 (1.92%) VoIP
13 4 (1.53%) Intranet
14 3 (1.15%) SAN
14 3 (1.15%) Software-Defined Networking
14 3 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.83%) InstallShield
1 10 (3.83%) MSI
2 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.53%) Rational Team Concert
3 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.38%) MSTest
4 1 (0.38%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (9.20%) Finance
2 19 (7.28%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.83%) Law
3 10 (3.83%) Legal
3 10 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.07%) Retail
5 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.68%) Marketing
6 6 (2.30%) Electronics
7 2 (0.77%) Police
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (28.35%) Support Engineer
2 60 (22.99%) Desktop Engineer
3 54 (20.69%) Analyst
4 48 (18.39%) Desktop Support
5 42 (16.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 31 (11.88%) Service Analyst
7 30 (11.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 25 (9.58%) IT Engineer
9 24 (9.20%) IT Support
10 23 (8.81%) Support Analyst
11 21 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (7.66%) Windows Engineer
13 18 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 18 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
14 15 (5.75%) Floorwalker
15 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (4.98%) IT Analyst
16 12 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 11 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
17 11 (4.21%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.68%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.92%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) JSON
3 4 (1.53%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.38%) COM
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.83%) PKI
4 7 (2.68%) iPhone
5 4 (1.53%) EPoS
5 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (0.77%) NHS
7 2 (0.77%) PMI
7 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.38%) BYOD
8 1 (0.38%) CESG
8 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 196 (75.10%) Windows 7
3 143 (54.79%) Windows 10
4 70 (26.82%) Windows Server
5 50 (19.16%) Windows XP
6 34 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (8.81%) Android
8 21 (8.05%) Linux
9 20 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (6.13%) Mac OS X
11 14 (5.36%) Apple iOS
12 13 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.07%) VMS
14 5 (1.92%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.77%) Debian
15 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (12.26%) ITIL
2 32 (12.26%) Migration
3 20 (7.66%) Break/Fix
4 17 (6.51%) ITSM
5 16 (6.13%) Application Packaging
6 13 (4.98%) Change Management
6 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (4.98%) Security Management
7 12 (4.60%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.60%) Time Management
8 11 (4.21%) Programme Management
8 11 (4.21%) Software Distribution
9 10 (3.83%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (3.83%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.83%) Patch Management
10 9 (3.45%) Customer-Centricity
10 9 (3.45%) Information Security
10 9 (3.45%) Presales
10 9 (3.45%) Proactive Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.66%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.98%) SQL
3 10 (3.83%) Java
4 5 (1.92%) C#
4 5 (1.92%) VB
5 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.77%) VBScript
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.13%) DV Cleared
3 16 (6.13%) MCSE
4 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.21%) CCNA
5 11 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.45%) MCITP
6 9 (3.45%) MCSA
7 3 (1.15%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) MCP
8 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.38%) CCNP
9 1 (0.38%) Degree
9 1 (0.38%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) SLA
2 9 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (49.81%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.43%) XenApp
4 21 (8.05%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.36%) XenDesktop
6 11 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.07%) BitLocker
7 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (1.53%) LXC
10 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.15%) vSphere
11 1 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (19.92%) SCCM
2 14 (5.36%) WSUS
3 13 (4.98%) SCOM
4 6 (2.30%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.53%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.15%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.77%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 139 (53.26%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.86%) VMware
3 37 (14.18%) Apple
4 31 (11.88%) Citrix
5 23 (8.81%) Adobe
6 19 (7.28%) Cisco
7 15 (5.75%) Dell
8 12 (4.60%) Ivanti
8 12 (4.60%) Splunk
9 10 (3.83%) F5
10 9 (3.45%) McAfee
10 9 (3.45%) Meraki
10 9 (3.45%) Sony
11 8 (3.07%) HP
11 8 (3.07%) Juniper
12 7 (2.68%) Google
13 6 (2.30%) Novell
13 6 (2.30%) SAP
14 5 (1.92%) EMC
14 5 (1.92%) Lotus