The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 176 200 218
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 23 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.38% 0.026%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.72% 1.66% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -30.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £268 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
Windows 8
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1336 1627 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.69% 22.60% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1106 1001
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 81 87
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
4 16 (28.07%) Blackberry
4 16 (28.07%) MS Office
4 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
5 14 (24.56%) Citrix
6 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (21.05%) Finance
8 10 (17.54%) VMware
8 10 (17.54%) SCCM
9 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
10 8 (14.04%) Cisco
11 7 (12.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (12.28%) ITIL
11 7 (12.28%) Migration
11 7 (12.28%) Firewall
11 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
13 5 (8.77%) LAN
13 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
13 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
13 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.77%) Android
14 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
14 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.51%) Lync
7 1 (1.75%) IIS
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (28.07%) MS Office
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) LAN
3 4 (7.02%) VPN
4 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 3 (5.26%) DHCP
4 3 (5.26%) MPLS
4 3 (5.26%) DSL
4 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 3 (5.26%) BIG-IP
5 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) WLAN
6 1 (1.75%) Broadband
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
6 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) DataStage
1 1 (1.75%) QualityStage
1 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (8.77%) Trainer
4 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.26%) IT Support
6 2 (3.51%) Build Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) IT Trainer
6 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Flash
1 1 (1.75%) ODBC
1 1 (1.75%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.26%) iPhone
4 2 (3.51%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.77%) Android
7 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.26%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
1 7 (12.28%) Migration
2 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
2 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.26%) Service Management
3 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
5 1 (1.75%) OO
5 1 (1.75%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.75%) SOA
5 1 (1.75%) ETL
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.75%) B2B
5 1 (1.75%) B2C
5 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.75%) Document Management
5 1 (1.75%) Usability Testing
5 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C++
1 1 (1.75%) Java
1 1 (1.75%) VBScript
1 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) NLBS
3 3 (5.26%) Xen
4 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) XenServer
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 4 (7.02%) WSUS
3 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Citrix
3 10 (17.54%) VMware
4 8 (14.04%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.26%) Apple
6 3 (5.26%) Dell
6 3 (5.26%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) Google
7 2 (3.51%) Symantec
8 1 (1.75%) Sage
8 1 (1.75%) Compaq
8 1 (1.75%) Sophos
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) Northgate
8 1 (1.75%) Draytek
8 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.75%) Wyse
8 1 (1.75%) Teradata
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