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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 145 179 164
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.03% 2.95% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 25
Median daily rate £313 £260 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £481 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
739 1185 1278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.22% 20.29% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 915 947
Median daily rate £475 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 53 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Windows 7
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 16 (55.17%) MS Office
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (34.48%) Dell
7 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
8 8 (27.59%) Citrix
8 8 (27.59%) SAN
8 8 (27.59%) VMware
9 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (24.14%) SCCM
9 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (24.14%) Symantec
9 7 (24.14%) XenApp
9 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
10 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
10 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
10 6 (20.69%) SCOM
10 6 (20.69%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) Firewall
11 5 (17.24%) SCVMM
11 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
11 5 (17.24%) MCSE
11 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
11 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 5 (17.24%) 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 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.34%) Zimbra
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) IT Support
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Broadcast Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (3.45%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Animation
3 1 (3.45%) BYOD
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Social Media
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Windows 7
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
6 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (13.79%) Linux
9 3 (10.34%) CentOS
9 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (6.90%) Android
10 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
10 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
11 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
11 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (13.79%) Data Management
2 4 (13.79%) Server Building
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (6.90%) Document Management
4 2 (6.90%) ERD
4 2 (6.90%) Practice Management
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.90%) SDLC
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.24%) MCSE
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) MCTS
4 3 (10.34%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (24.14%) XenApp
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (10.34%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) Xen
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) SCVMM
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Dell
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) Symantec
5 5 (17.24%) Dell Compellent
5 5 (17.24%) NetApp
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) Adobe
7 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 3 (10.34%) Kaspersky
7 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.90%) Apple
8 2 (6.90%) Aspera
8 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.45%) Google
9 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.45%) LANDesk