The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 159 199 223
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 36 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.28% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.81% 1.37% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 1
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£281 £295 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% -39.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 0
Average hourly rate £20.75 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1279 1458 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.18% 20.59% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 987 981
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £221 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £48.00 £27.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
London

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 16 (28.57%) MS Office
6 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
7 14 (25.00%) Citrix
8 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (21.43%) Blackberry
10 11 (19.64%) Finance
11 9 (16.07%) VMware
11 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
11 9 (16.07%) SCCM
12 8 (14.29%) Migration
13 7 (12.50%) Cisco
13 7 (12.50%) ITIL
13 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (12.50%) Android
13 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
14 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (10.71%) Apple
14 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
14 6 (10.71%) LAN
14 6 (10.71%) Firewall
15 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
15 5 (8.93%) VPN
16 4 (7.14%) DNS
16 4 (7.14%) SLA
16 4 (7.14%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) MS Office
2 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) LAN
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) VPN
3 4 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (5.36%) DHCP
4 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
5 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.57%) MPLS
5 2 (3.57%) DSL
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) Broadband
6 1 (1.79%) WLAN
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (1.79%) Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.79%) DataStage
1 1 (1.79%) QualityStage
1 1 (1.79%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
1 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.14%) Trainer
3 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
4 3 (5.36%) Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Build Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) ODBC
1 1 (1.79%) Flash
1 1 (1.79%) X-Windows
1 1 (1.79%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.36%) iPhone
3 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.57%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.50%) Android
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.36%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
6 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.57%) Change Control
6 2 (3.57%) Workflow
6 2 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) Data Analytics
7 1 (1.79%) Analytics
7 1 (1.79%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (1.79%) Kanban
7 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.79%) Data Architecture
7 1 (1.79%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (1.79%) MCP
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.57%) Xen
3 2 (3.57%) NLBS
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Citrix
3 9 (16.07%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (10.71%) Apple
6 4 (7.14%) Google
7 3 (5.36%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) Dell
7 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.79%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.79%) Draytek
9 1 (1.79%) Sage
9 1 (1.79%) McAfee
9 1 (1.79%) Sophos
9 1 (1.79%) Wyse
9 1 (1.79%) Teradata
9 1 (1.79%) Northgate
9 1 (1.79%) Yahoo!
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