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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 148 181 162
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.41% 2.89% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 24
Median daily rate £413 £180 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.58% -33.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £188 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
748 1209 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.99% 20.43% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 945 920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 44 60
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.30 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £62.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows 7
3 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 15 (48.39%) MS Office
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (35.48%) Dell
8 9 (29.03%) Citrix
8 9 (29.03%) VMware
8 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
9 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
9 8 (25.81%) SCCM
9 8 (25.81%) XenApp
9 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (25.81%) SAN
9 8 (25.81%) Symantec
10 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
10 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
10 7 (22.58%) Finance
10 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (19.35%) SCOM
11 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
12 5 (16.13%) ITIL
12 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 5 (16.13%) MCSE
12 5 (16.13%) NetApp
12 5 (16.13%) HP
12 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003

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 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.13%) Skype for Business
2 3 (9.68%) Zimbra
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Office
2 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) SAN
2 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) iSCSI
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.45%) SSL
5 2 (6.45%) VoIP
5 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.23%) IPsec
6 1 (3.23%) LAN
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Axure RP
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Front Office
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) IT Support
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Broadcast Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (3.23%) WPF
1 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.45%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Animation
3 1 (3.23%) BYOD
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows 7
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
6 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.13%) Linux
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (9.68%) Android
8 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
8 3 (9.68%) CentOS
8 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (12.90%) Data Management
2 4 (12.90%) Server Building
3 3 (9.68%) Broadcast Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (6.45%) Use Case
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (3.23%) ERD
5 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Release Management
5 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) MCTS
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) XenApp
3 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (16.13%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (12.90%) BitLocker
6 2 (6.45%) Xen
6 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) SCOM
3 5 (16.13%) SCVMM
3 5 (16.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (6.45%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) Dell
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 8 (25.81%) Symantec
5 5 (16.13%) Dell Compellent
5 5 (16.13%) HP
5 5 (16.13%) NetApp
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco
7 3 (9.68%) Adobe
7 3 (9.68%) Apple
7 3 (9.68%) Juniper
7 3 (9.68%) Kaspersky
7 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.45%) Aspera
8 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.45%) Google
9 1 (3.23%) Altiris
9 1 (3.23%) IBM
9 1 (3.23%) Toshiba