Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 555 534 491
Rank change year-on-year -21 -43 -98
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 290 410 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.56% 1.91% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 237 244
UK median daily rate £188 £175 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -16.25%
10th Percentile £114 £113 £103
90th Percentile £413 £406 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £150 £163
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 92
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +8.20% +0.79%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.22 £10.28
90th Percentile £21.80 £30.75 £21.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +4.55% +11.86% -4.84%

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 18,552 21,412 19,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.15% 20.73% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,675 13,377 12,396
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £155 £180 £195
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,187 1,466 1,145
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 23 July 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 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 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 -34 251 £190 +15.15% 191
UK excluding London -13 196 £175 +16.67% 170
London 0 83 £225 +1.12% 35
South East +8 59 £338 +125.00% 49
South West -9 37 £130 - 23
North of England +9 32 £200 - 37
East of England +1 25 £125 -3.85% 17
Scotland -2 18 £130 -38.10% 10
Yorkshire +27 16 £200 - 20
North West +23 16 £338 +193.48% 16
Midlands -10 14 £105 -30.00% 30
West Midlands +15 9 - - 12
Wales +4 8 £140 -63.87% 4
East Midlands -12 5 £105 -53.33% 18
Channel Islands - 2 £600 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (76.21%) Windows 7
3 173 (59.66%) Microsoft
4 172 (59.31%) Active Directory
5 158 (54.48%) Windows 10
6 117 (40.34%) Office 365
7 99 (34.14%) Microsoft Office
8 71 (24.48%) SCCM
8 71 (24.48%) Windows Server
9 63 (21.72%) Windows XP
10 52 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (17.24%) VMware
12 50 (17.24%) ITIL
12 50 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (14.48%) DNS
14 39 (13.45%) MS Exchange
15 37 (12.76%) DHCP
15 37 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (11.38%) SLA
17 33 (11.38%) SQL Server
18 30 (10.34%) Citrix
19 29 (10.00%) Application Packaging
20 28 (9.66%) Finance
20 28 (9.66%) Firewall
21 27 (9.31%) MCSE
22 26 (8.97%) Cisco
23 25 (8.62%) SharePoint

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 39 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.21%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.41%) IIS
6 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.38%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) Confluence
8 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.34%) Totara
Applications
1 99 (34.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (40.34%) Office 365
2 35 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.10%) SaaS
5 7 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.41%) IaaS
6 6 (2.07%) NuGet
6 6 (2.07%) OpenShift
6 6 (2.07%) PaaS
7 5 (1.72%) G Suite
8 3 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.03%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.34%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.48%) DNS
2 37 (12.76%) DHCP
3 28 (9.66%) Firewall
4 21 (7.24%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.90%) Wireless
6 19 (6.55%) WAN
7 18 (6.21%) VPN
8 17 (5.86%) LAN
8 17 (5.86%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (5.17%) Skype
10 10 (3.45%) VoIP
11 8 (2.76%) Internet
11 8 (2.76%) SAN
12 7 (2.41%) VLAN
12 7 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (2.07%) HTTP
14 5 (1.72%) H.323
14 5 (1.72%) ISDN
14 5 (1.72%) MPLS
14 5 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.10%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (8.28%) MSI
2 19 (6.55%) InstallShield
3 12 (4.14%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.07%) MSBuild
4 6 (2.07%) MSTest
4 6 (2.07%) Ranorex
4 6 (2.07%) Subversion
4 6 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.03%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.03%) Hudson
5 3 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (9.66%) Finance
2 9 (3.10%) Law
2 9 (3.10%) Legal
3 7 (2.41%) Banking
3 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.72%) Marketing
5 4 (1.38%) Billing
5 4 (1.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Local Government
6 1 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (33.10%) Support Engineer
2 62 (21.38%) Desktop Support
3 59 (20.34%) Desktop Engineer
4 44 (15.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (14.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 32 (11.03%) Analyst
7 30 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 29 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 29 (10.00%) IT Support
9 24 (8.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 21 (7.24%) Support Analyst
11 19 (6.55%) Windows Engineer
12 18 (6.21%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 18 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (5.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 15 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 15 (5.17%) Applications Packager
13 15 (5.17%) Service Analyst
14 14 (4.83%) Applications Specialist
15 13 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.07%) .NET
1 6 (2.07%) .NET Framework
2 4 (1.38%) Web Services
3 3 (1.03%) OCX
4 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.48%) iPhone
3 12 (4.14%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.72%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.38%) iPad
6 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.03%) Replication
7 3 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.69%) CCTV
8 2 (0.69%) Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 290 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (76.21%) Windows 7
3 158 (54.48%) Windows 10
4 71 (24.48%) Windows Server
5 63 (21.72%) Windows XP
6 51 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (7.59%) Linux
9 14 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.48%) Android
10 13 (4.48%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.41%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.72%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.03%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.34%) Debian
16 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
2 50 (17.24%) ITIL
3 29 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 24 (8.28%) Migration
5 18 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (5.86%) Time Management
7 16 (5.52%) ITSM
8 14 (4.83%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.14%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (4.14%) Service Management
10 11 (3.79%) Data Protection
10 11 (3.79%) Escalation Management
11 10 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (3.10%) Information Security
12 9 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (2.76%) Project Management
14 7 (2.41%) Change Management
14 7 (2.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.24%) SQL
2 20 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.10%) C#
3 9 (3.10%) T-SQL
3 9 (3.10%) VBScript
4 5 (1.72%) Java
5 3 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (9.31%) MCSE
3 25 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.17%) MCSA
5 12 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.10%) CCNA
6 9 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.41%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.07%) DBS Check
8 6 (2.07%) MCDST
9 5 (1.72%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.72%) MBCS
9 5 (1.72%) MCITP
10 4 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.38%) MCP
11 2 (0.69%) Degree
12 1 (0.34%) ACTC
12 1 (0.34%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.38%) SLA
2 20 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 172 (59.31%) Active Directory
2 37 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (8.62%) XenApp
4 23 (7.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.07%) Docker
5 6 (2.07%) LXC
6 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.03%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.69%) vCloud
7 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.69%) vSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (24.48%) SCCM
2 9 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (3.10%) WSUS
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.41%) SCOM
4 6 (2.07%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.07%) Perfmon
4 6 (2.07%) WMI
5 4 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.03%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 173 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.24%) VMware
3 30 (10.34%) Citrix
4 26 (8.97%) Cisco
5 24 (8.28%) Apple
6 21 (7.24%) Novell
7 18 (6.21%) HP
8 14 (4.83%) Dell
9 8 (2.76%) Google
10 7 (2.41%) Altiris
10 7 (2.41%) Wyse
11 6 (2.07%) Adobe
11 6 (2.07%) Meraki
12 5 (1.72%) Sony
12 5 (1.72%) Symantec
13 4 (1.38%) Lotus
13 4 (1.38%) SAP
13 4 (1.38%) Sophos
13 4 (1.38%) Splunk
13 4 (1.38%) Veeam