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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 163 208 224
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 33 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.31% 0.026%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.50% 1.43% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -29.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-37.77% -
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
1321 1609 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.42% 21.86% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1076 1017
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 87
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
4 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 15 (26.79%) MS Office
6 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 14 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 12 (21.43%) Citrix
7 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (19.64%) Finance
9 10 (17.86%) SCCM
10 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.29%) VMware
12 7 (12.50%) Migration
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco
12 7 (12.50%) ITIL
13 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (10.71%) Firewall
13 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (8.93%) Android
14 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
14 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (7.14%) VPN
15 4 (7.14%) LAN
15 4 (7.14%) WSUS
15 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
15 4 (7.14%) Banking
16 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 14 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.57%) Lync
6 1 (1.79%) IIS
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Office
2 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) LAN
2 4 (7.14%) VPN
3 3 (5.36%) DNS
3 3 (5.36%) DHCP
3 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.57%) MPLS
4 2 (3.57%) DSL
4 2 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) Broadband
5 1 (1.79%) WLAN
5 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.79%) Internet
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.79%) DataStage
1 1 (1.79%) QualityStage
1 1 (1.79%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
1 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Law
3 3 (5.36%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 6 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (8.93%) Trainer
4 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) IT Trainer
6 2 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) IT Support
6 2 (3.57%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) ODBC
1 1 (1.79%) Flash
1 1 (1.79%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.36%) iPhone
3 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.57%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.93%) Android
7 3 (5.36%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) ITIL
1 7 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.57%) Workflow
5 2 (3.57%) Service Management
5 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Data Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Line Management
6 1 (1.79%) Coaching
6 1 (1.79%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.79%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.79%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) MCP
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) Xen
3 2 (3.57%) NLBS
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) Citrix
3 8 (14.29%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) HP
5 3 (5.36%) Apple
5 3 (5.36%) Dell
5 3 (5.36%) Google
5 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (1.79%) Sophos
7 1 (1.79%) Wyse
7 1 (1.79%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.79%) Draytek
7 1 (1.79%) Teradata
7 1 (1.79%) Northgate
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) Sage
7 1 (1.79%) Compaq
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
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