Period
to 17 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 512 490 386
Rank change year-on-year -22 -104 -44
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 412 390 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 1.99% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 239 348
UK median daily rate £175 £163 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £113 £103 £107
90th Percentile £406 £400 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £180
% change year-on-year -3.23% -13.89% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 90 145
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.70% -5.80%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.26 £11.85
90th Percentile £29.63 £21.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -6.45% -

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 21,500 19,636 24,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,449 12,373 15,453
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £199 £210
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,464 1,142 1,337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.63%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 -25 356 £168 -1.47% 101
UK excluding London -19 274 £150 -3.23% 83
London -41 129 £225 +32.35% 24
South East -15 65 £148 -1.67% 23
Midlands -9 52 £150 -9.09% 14
North of England -22 46 £200 +14.29% 21
Scotland -17 43 £210 +90.91% 3
East Midlands +12 38 £178 -17.44% 6
East of England +12 36 £135 - 13
South West -7 28 £130 -45.26% 6
North West -39 19 £115 -23.33% 7
Yorkshire -3 15 £200 - 14
West Midlands -31 14 £150 +15.38% 8
North East 0 12 £215 +7.50%
Wales -17 4 £388 +142.19% 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 412 (100.00%) Windows
2 299 (72.57%) Windows 7
3 282 (68.45%) Active Directory
4 237 (57.52%) Microsoft
5 231 (56.07%) Windows 10
6 166 (40.29%) Microsoft Office
7 138 (33.50%) Office 365
8 118 (28.64%) Windows Server
9 97 (23.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 95 (23.06%) Citrix
11 94 (22.82%) SCCM
12 87 (21.12%) DNS
13 83 (20.15%) VMware
14 74 (17.96%) DHCP
15 69 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 65 (15.78%) MS Exchange
17 64 (15.53%) Apple iOS
18 62 (15.05%) ITIL
19 52 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
20 50 (12.14%) Finance
21 49 (11.89%) Apple
21 49 (11.89%) Windows XP
21 49 (11.89%) HP
21 49 (11.89%) Android
22 47 (11.41%) LAN
22 47 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
23 46 (11.17%) Cisco
24 45 (10.92%) Security Cleared
25 44 (10.68%) XenApp
25 44 (10.68%) 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 65 (15.78%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (8.50%) Skype for Business
4 26 (6.31%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (2.18%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.49%) Confluence
10 2 (0.49%) IIS
11 1 (0.24%) Apache
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 166 (40.29%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.49%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.49%) InVision
4 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.49%) Line 50
2 2 (0.49%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.24%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 138 (33.50%) Office 365
2 29 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.67%) OneDrive
4 9 (2.18%) PaaS
5 5 (1.21%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.21%) SaaS
6 4 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.97%) G Suite
7 3 (0.73%) IaaS
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (21.12%) DNS
2 74 (17.96%) DHCP
3 47 (11.41%) LAN
4 39 (9.47%) WAN
5 36 (8.74%) Wi-Fi
6 34 (8.25%) Skype
7 31 (7.52%) VPN
8 30 (7.28%) 3G
9 28 (6.80%) Firewall
10 20 (4.85%) TCP/IP
11 18 (4.37%) Internet
12 13 (3.16%) VoIP
13 12 (2.91%) WLAN
14 11 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (2.43%) SMTP
16 9 (2.18%) Wireless
17 6 (1.46%) 802.11
17 6 (1.46%) IP Telephony
18 5 (1.21%) NetScaler
18 5 (1.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.73%) Power BI
3 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.21%) Xcode
3 3 (0.73%) Rational Team Concert
3 3 (0.73%) Subversion
4 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 50 (12.14%) Finance
2 17 (4.13%) Retail
3 16 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.16%) Banking
5 7 (1.70%) Law
5 7 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.21%) Advertising
7 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.49%) French Language
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 114 (27.67%) Support Engineer
2 111 (26.94%) Analyst
3 104 (25.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 93 (22.57%) Desktop Support
5 65 (15.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 58 (14.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 56 (13.59%) IT Support
8 55 (13.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 53 (12.86%) Service Analyst
9 53 (12.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 52 (12.62%) Support Analyst
11 41 (9.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 31 (7.52%) IT Analyst
13 29 (7.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 23 (5.58%) 1st Line Support
15 22 (5.34%) Help Desk Support
15 22 (5.34%) IT Engineer
15 22 (5.34%) IT Support Analyst
16 18 (4.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
16 18 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.18%) HTML
2 6 (1.46%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.97%) CSS
3 4 (0.97%) Web Services
4 3 (0.73%) .NET
4 3 (0.73%) Apache Axis
4 3 (0.73%) Cocoa
4 3 (0.73%) JSON
4 3 (0.73%) REST
4 3 (0.73%) SOAP
4 3 (0.73%) XML
5 2 (0.49%) Core Animation
5 2 (0.49%) iOS SDK
5 2 (0.49%) Protocol Buffers
5 2 (0.49%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.24%) COM
6 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.98%) Fat Client
1 37 (8.98%) Thin Client
2 35 (8.50%) Smartphone
3 34 (8.25%) iPhone
4 33 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (6.80%) Blackberry
6 16 (3.88%) iPad
6 16 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 13 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.43%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.46%) CMDB
10 6 (1.46%) Fintech
11 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.21%) User Experience
12 4 (0.97%) BYOD
12 4 (0.97%) NHS
12 4 (0.97%) PKI
13 3 (0.73%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 412 (100.00%) Windows
2 299 (72.57%) Windows 7
3 231 (56.07%) Windows 10
4 118 (28.64%) Windows Server
5 97 (23.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (15.53%) Apple iOS
7 52 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (11.89%) Android
8 49 (11.89%) Windows XP
9 41 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (8.25%) Mac OS
11 29 (7.04%) Linux
12 21 (5.10%) Mac OS X
13 16 (3.88%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.21%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.49%) Unix
17 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.05%) ITIL
2 47 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (8.50%) Migration
4 33 (8.01%) Mobile Device Management
5 30 (7.28%) Software Delivery
6 18 (4.37%) Incident Management
7 13 (3.16%) Time Management
8 12 (2.91%) Cryptography
8 12 (2.91%) ITSM
9 11 (2.67%) Document Management
9 11 (2.67%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.43%) Asset Management
10 10 (2.43%) Service Management
11 9 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.18%) Case Management
11 9 (2.18%) Change Control
11 9 (2.18%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (2.18%) Decision-Making
11 9 (2.18%) iOS Development
11 9 (2.18%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.71%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.40%) SQL
3 9 (2.18%) Apple Swift
3 9 (2.18%) Objective-C
4 7 (1.70%) VBScript
5 6 (1.46%) VB
6 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.73%) C++
8 2 (0.49%) C
8 2 (0.49%) C#
9 1 (0.24%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (4.37%) Degree
6 17 (4.13%) MCSE
7 13 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.70%) CCNA
9 7 (1.70%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.70%) MCSA
10 6 (1.46%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.46%) MCP
11 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.73%) CCNP
13 3 (0.73%) Server+ Certification
14 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.49%) MCITP
15 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.04%) SLA
2 19 (4.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.49%) GMP
3 2 (0.49%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 282 (68.45%) Active Directory
2 69 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.68%) XenApp
4 37 (8.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.18%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.94%) BitLocker
8 8 (1.94%) vSphere
9 4 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.97%) XenServer
10 2 (0.49%) Firmware
10 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 94 (22.82%) SCCM
2 40 (9.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.70%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.46%) WSUS
7 5 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.73%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.49%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.49%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.24%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.24%) SCOM
11 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 237 (57.52%) Microsoft
2 95 (23.06%) Citrix
3 83 (20.15%) VMware
4 49 (11.89%) Apple
4 49 (11.89%) HP
5 46 (11.17%) Cisco
6 37 (8.98%) Ivanti
7 31 (7.52%) ThinPrint
8 17 (4.13%) McAfee
9 15 (3.64%) Symantec
10 10 (2.43%) Dell
10 10 (2.43%) Mitel
11 9 (2.18%) Google
11 9 (2.18%) Lotus
12 7 (1.70%) iManage
13 6 (1.46%) Avaya
13 6 (1.46%) Remedy
14 5 (1.21%) Meridio
14 5 (1.21%) NetApp
14 5 (1.21%) Sophos