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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 156 200 -
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 39 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.25% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.09% 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1262 1424 1543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.04% 20.03% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 970 951
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 92
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.60 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -4.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £54.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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 22 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 22 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 22 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Windows 7
3 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
4 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 17 (29.31%) MS Office
6 16 (27.59%) MS Exchange
7 15 (25.86%) Citrix
8 12 (20.69%) Blackberry
8 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (17.24%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) VMware
9 10 (17.24%) SCCM
10 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
10 9 (15.52%) Migration
11 7 (12.07%) ITIL
11 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.07%) Android
11 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (10.34%) Cisco
12 6 (10.34%) Apple
12 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
12 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (8.62%) LAN
13 5 (8.62%) VPN
13 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
14 4 (6.90%) SLA
14 4 (6.90%) HP
14 4 (6.90%) Firewall
14 4 (6.90%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 16 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.72%) Lync
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (29.31%) MS Office
2 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) LAN
1 5 (8.62%) VPN
2 4 (6.90%) Firewall
3 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 2 (3.45%) MPLS
4 2 (3.45%) DSL
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
4 2 (3.45%) DHCP
4 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.72%) DataStage
2 1 (1.72%) QualityStage
2 1 (1.72%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
1 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Analyst
2 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (6.90%) Trainer
4 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
4 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Build Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) IT Trainer
5 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) SOAP
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
1 1 (1.72%) XML
1 1 (1.72%) ODBC
1 1 (1.72%) Flash
1 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
1 1 (1.72%) WCF
1 1 (1.72%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (1.72%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (1.72%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.17%) iPhone
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) iPad
4 1 (1.72%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
5 7 (12.07%) Android
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Migration
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.17%) Service Management
5 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.45%) Workflow
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.72%) Data Analytics
6 1 (1.72%) Analytics
6 1 (1.72%) Web Development
6 1 (1.72%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (1.72%) Kanban
6 1 (1.72%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.72%) MVVM
6 1 (1.72%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) C#
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) C++
2 1 (1.72%) Java
2 1 (1.72%) VBScript
2 1 (1.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) MCP
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.45%) XenApp
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.45%) Xen
3 2 (3.45%) NLBS
3 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) WSUS
3 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) Citrix
3 10 (17.24%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco
4 6 (10.34%) Apple
5 4 (6.90%) Google
5 4 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Dell
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.72%) Draytek
7 1 (1.72%) Sage
7 1 (1.72%) McAfee
7 1 (1.72%) Sophos
7 1 (1.72%) Wyse
7 1 (1.72%) AppSense
7 1 (1.72%) Teradata
7 1 (1.72%) Northgate
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