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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 165 186 179
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.86% 1.20% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £155 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £403 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.70 £24.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.15%
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
1131 1169 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.19% 20.02% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 793 831
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 80
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (70.45%) Windows 7
3 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
5 14 (31.82%) VMware
5 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
7 11 (25.00%) MS Office
8 10 (22.73%) LAN
8 10 (22.73%) Finance
9 9 (20.45%) SCCM
9 9 (20.45%) WAN
9 9 (20.45%) ITIL
10 8 (18.18%) Citrix
10 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.64%) WSUS
11 6 (13.64%) DHCP
11 6 (13.64%) VPN
11 6 (13.64%) DNS
11 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (13.64%) Apple
12 5 (11.36%) McAfee
12 5 (11.36%) SQL
12 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.36%) Cisco
12 5 (11.36%) Migration
12 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Lync
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) LAN
2 9 (20.45%) WAN
3 6 (13.64%) DHCP
3 6 (13.64%) VPN
3 6 (13.64%) DNS
4 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.09%) Firewall
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
6 2 (4.55%) MPLS
6 2 (4.55%) DSL
6 2 (4.55%) SAN
7 1 (2.27%) VoIP
7 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) FileMaker
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MSI
1 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Back Office
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 2 (4.55%) Law
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Support Engineer
1 9 (20.45%) Desktop Support
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) IT Trainer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Graduate
7 2 (4.55%) Trainer
7 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) X-Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) iPad
3 2 (4.55%) iPhone
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (70.45%) Windows 7
3 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.27%) Document Management
6 1 (2.27%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.27%) ERD
6 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Practice Management
6 1 (2.27%) ITSM
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) MCSE
3 3 (6.82%) MCSA
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (2.27%) CCA
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCDST
5 1 (2.27%) MCTS
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) Xen
4 1 (2.27%) NLBS
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 6 (13.64%) WSUS
3 2 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) Nessus
4 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) VMware
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix
4 6 (13.64%) Apple
5 5 (11.36%) McAfee
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) Reuters
6 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 2 (4.55%) Sophos
7 1 (2.27%) CommVault
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) IBM
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Dell
7 1 (2.27%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Altiris
7 1 (2.27%) LANDesk
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