Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 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
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 603 536 562
Rank change year-on-year -67 +26 -37
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 73 118 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 1.10% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 214
10th Percentile £106 £121 £108
25th Percentile £115 £133 £123
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £132 £230 £156
Median % change year-on-year -42.51% +47.20% -21.88%
75th Percentile £198 £424 £338
90th Percentile £256 £506 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £213 £140
% change year-on-year -43.65% +52.10% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 56
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £10.96
25th Percentile £13.44 £15.19 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.46 £20.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -22.70% +25.00% +0.88%
75th Percentile £18.00 £50.84 £17.84
90th Percentile " £55.00 £22.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year +2.86% +17.25% -9.55%

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 8,890 10,698 18,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.86% 20.17% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,838 6,895 12,143
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £335 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £613 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 819 1,094
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.82 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +3.24% +2.73%
75th Percentile £43.75 £22.75 £31.06
90th Percentile £56.63 £47.50 £47.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 +31 58 £120 -43.65% 28
England -19 54 £170 -26.09% 24
Midlands +18 19 £120 -45.42% 6
West Midlands +15 13 £120 -60.00% 1
South West +49 10 £195 +50.00% 3
Scotland -6 9 £111 +1.14% 4
Work from Home -256 7 £199 - 3
North of England +41 6 £110 -51.65% 7
East Midlands +17 6 £126 -9.75% 5
London -19 6 £250 -4.76%
South East +10 5 £199 -50.31% 3
North West +26 4 £110 -51.65% 4
East of England +32 3 £120 -43.65% 5
Wales +11 3 £100 -71.43%
Channel Islands - 3 - -
North East +28 2 - -

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (90.41%) Windows 7
3 51 (69.86%) Windows 10
4 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
5 33 (45.21%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (43.84%) Social Skills
7 29 (39.73%) Active Directory
8 26 (35.62%) Microsoft 365
9 23 (31.51%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (28.77%) SCCM
11 18 (24.66%) ITIL
12 17 (23.29%) Apple
13 13 (17.81%) Android
14 12 (16.44%) VPN
15 11 (15.07%) Citrix
15 11 (15.07%) Cisco
15 11 (15.07%) Public Sector
15 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
16 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
17 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
18 8 (10.96%) DNS
18 8 (10.96%) Organisational Skills
19 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (9.59%) BitLocker
19 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
19 7 (9.59%) Driving Licence
19 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
19 7 (9.59%) WAN
19 7 (9.59%) DHCP
19 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared

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 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (45.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Azure
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) Google Workspace
4 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) VPN
2 8 (10.96%) DNS
3 7 (9.59%) DHCP
3 7 (9.59%) WAN
4 6 (8.22%) Firewall
5 5 (6.85%) VoIP
6 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.48%) Wireless
7 3 (4.11%) FTP
7 3 (4.11%) GoToMeeting
7 3 (4.11%) LAN
7 3 (4.11%) PuTTY
7 3 (4.11%) Skype
7 3 (4.11%) SSH
7 3 (4.11%) Telnet
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.37%) Internet
8 1 (1.37%) MPLS
8 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
General
1 32 (43.84%) Social Skills
2 11 (15.07%) Public Sector
3 8 (10.96%) Organisational Skills
4 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.74%) French Language
6 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Analyst
1 18 (24.66%) Desktop Engineer
2 16 (21.92%) IT Support
3 15 (20.55%) Desktop Support
4 13 (17.81%) Service Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (16.44%) Support Engineer
6 11 (15.07%) Deskside Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) IT Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) IT Technician
9 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Desktop Support Technician
10 4 (5.48%) Desktop Technician
10 4 (5.48%) IT Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) IT Support Technician
10 4 (5.48%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Driving Licence
1 7 (9.59%) iPhone
2 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (90.41%) Windows 7
3 51 (69.86%) Windows 10
4 13 (17.81%) Android
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
6 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.85%) Linux
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (24.66%) ITIL
3 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.59%) Change Management
5 6 (8.22%) Break/Fix
5 6 (8.22%) ITSM
6 4 (5.48%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.11%) Service Management
8 2 (2.74%) Application Packaging
8 2 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (2.74%) Web Filtering
8 2 (2.74%) Workflow
9 1 (1.37%) Application Discovery
9 1 (1.37%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (1.37%) Disk Encryption
9 1 (1.37%) Email Filtering
9 1 (1.37%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.37%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) C
2 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) A+ Certification
3 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.11%) MCP
3 3 (4.11%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.37%) MCSA
5 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (39.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) BitLocker
3 5 (6.85%) vSphere
4 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.48%) XenApp
4 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.11%) Firmware
5 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (28.77%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.29%) Apple
3 11 (15.07%) Cisco
3 11 (15.07%) Citrix
4 6 (8.22%) Dell
5 4 (5.48%) Draytek
5 4 (5.48%) VMware
6 3 (4.11%) McAfee
6 3 (4.11%) Mitel
6 3 (4.11%) Samsung
6 3 (4.11%) Symantec
7 2 (2.74%) HP
7 2 (2.74%) Snow
8 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.37%) EMC
8 1 (1.37%) Juniper
8 1 (1.37%) NetApp
8 1 (1.37%) Reuters
8 1 (1.37%) SAP