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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 152 142 178
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +36
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.61% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% 2.77% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 17
Median daily rate £450 £200 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -29.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £122 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
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
673 757 1341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.03% 21.88% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 590 1004
Median daily rate £450 £438 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +39.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £22.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.00%) SCCM
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (25.00%) Linux
7 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (25.00%) MS Office
8 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 5 (17.86%) Android
9 5 (17.86%) XenApp
9 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
9 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.86%) VPN
9 5 (17.86%) SSL
9 5 (17.86%) Dell
9 5 (17.86%) Citrix
9 5 (17.86%) Symantec
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.29%) CSS
10 4 (14.29%) XSLT
10 4 (14.29%) .NET
10 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) C#
10 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) IPsec

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) SSL
1 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 4 (14.29%) IPsec
3 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security
5 1 (3.57%) SNMP
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (7.14%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Analyst
1 4 (14.29%) Developer
1 4 (14.29%) IT Support
1 4 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Xamarin Developer
2 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Production DBA
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) WPF
1 4 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
3 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (17.86%) Android
6 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
7 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
9 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
9 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
10 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (10.71%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.14%) Server Building
4 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
4 2 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (7.14%) Use Case
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) XAML
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Delphi
3 2 (7.14%) Pascal
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) BitLocker
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Xen
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 3 (10.71%) SCVMM
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (10.71%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Dell
2 5 (17.86%) Symantec
3 4 (14.29%) Xamarin
4 3 (10.71%) Dell Compellent
4 3 (10.71%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 2 (7.14%) Google
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Sybase
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) Becrypt