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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 159 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 36 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.14% 1.62% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £281
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -45.45%
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
1145 1237 1292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.79% 19.73% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 903 896
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 73
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £26.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015, 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 48 (82.76%) Windows 7
3 27 (46.55%) Active Directory
4 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
5 23 (39.66%) MS Office
6 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
6 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (24.14%) VMware
8 13 (22.41%) Finance
8 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
9 12 (20.69%) ITIL
9 12 (20.69%) Citrix
10 11 (18.97%) DHCP
10 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
10 11 (18.97%) DNS
10 11 (18.97%) SCCM
11 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (15.52%) iPad
12 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (15.52%) LAN
12 9 (15.52%) WAN
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
12 9 (15.52%) Project Management
13 8 (13.79%) Reuters
13 8 (13.79%) Bloomberg
13 8 (13.79%) Apple
13 8 (13.79%) VPN
14 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
15 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 18 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.90%) Lync
4 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (39.66%) MS Office
2 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DHCP
1 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
1 11 (18.97%) DNS
2 9 (15.52%) LAN
2 9 (15.52%) WAN
3 8 (13.79%) VPN
4 3 (5.17%) SAN
4 3 (5.17%) Firewall
4 3 (5.17%) Wireless
5 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (1.72%) VoIP
6 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.72%) NAS
6 1 (1.72%) WebEx
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Legal
5 3 (5.17%) Law
6 2 (3.45%) Marketing
6 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.45%) Back Office
6 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.45%) Advertising
7 1 (1.72%) Retail
7 1 (1.72%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.72%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Support Engineer
1 12 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Desktop Support
4 7 (12.07%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) IT Trainer
8 2 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Trainer
9 1 (1.72%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Programme Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
1 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) iPad
1 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) iPhone
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) BYOD
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (82.76%) Windows 7
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.34%) UNIX
6 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.45%) Linux
10 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.72%) Android
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Project Management
3 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
3 3 (5.17%) Change Management
4 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.45%) Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.72%) Practice Management
5 1 (1.72%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.72%) ITSM
5 1 (1.72%) Service Management
5 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.72%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.72%) Document Management
5 1 (1.72%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) VBA
2 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) MCSE
4 5 (8.62%) MCSA
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
7 1 (1.72%) CCA
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) MCDST
7 1 (1.72%) MCTS
7 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.17%) XenApp
5 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) WSUS
3 2 (3.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.72%) Nessus
4 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.72%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.14%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
4 8 (13.79%) Reuters
4 8 (13.79%) Bloomberg
4 8 (13.79%) Apple
5 6 (10.34%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) McAfee
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) Sophos
7 3 (5.17%) Remedy
8 2 (3.45%) AppSense
8 2 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.72%) CommVault
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) Adobe
9 1 (1.72%) Symantec
9 1 (1.72%) IBM
9 1 (1.72%) Altiris
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