The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 264 335 396
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +61
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 157 78 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.32% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.94% 1.48% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 44 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 0
Average hourly rate £17.92 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5339 5287 5686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.72% 21.78% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3532 3445 3262
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 256 377
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.43% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the London region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the London region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +43 39 £281 -4.91% 13
Sidcup - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Windows
2 158 (60.31%) Windows 7
3 119 (45.42%) Active Directory
4 104 (39.69%) Microsoft
5 70 (26.72%) MS Office
6 69 (26.34%) SCCM
7 61 (23.28%) MS Exchange
8 59 (22.52%) Citrix
9 53 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (19.08%) Windows XP
11 46 (17.56%) VMware
12 39 (14.89%) ITIL
12 39 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (12.98%) Blackberry
13 34 (12.98%) MS Excel
14 31 (11.83%) C#
15 29 (11.07%) PowerShell
15 29 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (10.31%) Finance
17 24 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (8.78%) Apple
19 22 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (8.40%) WSUS
20 19 (7.25%) Cisco
20 19 (7.25%) Firewall
21 18 (6.87%) Migration
21 18 (6.87%) LAN
21 18 (6.87%) HP
21 18 (6.87%) Dell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 61 (23.28%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.58%) Lync
4 12 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.82%) IBM Notes
6 9 (3.44%) IIS
7 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.76%) Node.js
9 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.38%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.38%) CMS
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (26.72%) MS Office
2 34 (12.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.87%) Office 365
2 4 (1.53%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.25%) Firewall
2 18 (6.87%) LAN
3 17 (6.49%) DNS
4 16 (6.11%) VPN
5 14 (5.34%) DHCP
6 13 (4.96%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.44%) WAN
8 8 (3.05%) Wireless
9 6 (2.29%) SAN
9 6 (2.29%) Internet
10 5 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.53%) VoIP
12 3 (1.15%) MPLS
12 3 (1.15%) DSL
12 3 (1.15%) H.323
12 3 (1.15%) PABX
12 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.15%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.38%) DataStage
5 1 (0.38%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (6.49%) MSI
2 14 (5.34%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (10.31%) Finance
2 16 (6.11%) Banking
3 12 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.29%) Law
6 5 (1.91%) Legal
6 5 (1.91%) Advertising
6 5 (1.91%) French Language
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (19.85%) Analyst
2 29 (11.07%) Support Engineer
3 25 (9.54%) SCCM Engineer
4 23 (8.78%) Support Analyst
5 21 (8.02%) Desktop Support
5 21 (8.02%) Developer
6 19 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (6.11%) Service Analyst
7 16 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (5.73%) Consultant
9 14 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.20%) Trainer
12 10 (3.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 10 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.82%) Desktop Analyst
13 8 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
14 7 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (2.67%) Architect
14 7 (2.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.67%) HTML
1 7 (2.67%) .NET
1 7 (2.67%) HTML5
2 6 (2.29%) CSS
2 6 (2.29%) WPF
2 6 (2.29%) Silverlight
3 5 (1.91%) REST
4 4 (1.53%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.53%) XML
5 2 (0.76%) XNA
5 2 (0.76%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (0.76%) WinRT
5 2 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) MEAP
6 1 (0.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.38%) WCF
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.38%) XSLT
6 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.98%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.05%) Fat Client
2 8 (3.05%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.29%) iPhone
5 5 (1.91%) Open Source
6 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.15%) Xbox
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) iPad
8 2 (0.76%) HP StorageWorks
8 2 (0.76%) Kinect
8 2 (0.76%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) Handset
9 1 (0.38%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 262 (100.00%) Windows
2 158 (60.31%) Windows 7
3 53 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.08%) Windows XP
5 39 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (6.49%) Mac OS X
8 14 (5.34%) Android
9 13 (4.96%) Apple iOS
10 12 (4.58%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.82%) Windows Phone
12 8 (3.05%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (2.67%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.67%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.91%) Linux
15 4 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.76%) AIX
16 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.89%) ITIL
2 18 (6.87%) Migration
3 15 (5.73%) Problem Management
4 11 (4.20%) Service Delivery
5 10 (3.82%) Service Management
6 9 (3.44%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.05%) Asset Management
7 8 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (2.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.67%) Document Management
8 7 (2.67%) DNA
9 6 (2.29%) MVVM
9 6 (2.29%) Time Management
10 5 (1.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (1.53%) Change Management
11 4 (1.53%) CRM
11 4 (1.53%) E-Commerce
11 4 (1.53%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (1.53%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (1.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.83%) C#
2 29 (11.07%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.11%) SQL
4 9 (3.44%) VBScript
4 9 (3.44%) XAML
4 9 (3.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.15%) VB
6 2 (0.76%) PHP
6 2 (0.76%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) Java
6 2 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.34%) MCSE
4 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.67%) MCITP
5 7 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.29%) CCNA
6 6 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.91%) MCTS
8 4 (1.53%) Degree
8 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.15%) MCP
10 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.38%) CCIA
11 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.05%) SLA
2 5 (1.91%) QA
System Software
1 119 (45.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.34%) VMware ESX
4 12 (4.58%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.44%) XenApp
6 5 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.91%) Terminal Server
6 5 (1.91%) vSphere
7 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.15%) Xen
7 3 (1.15%) NLBS
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 69 (26.34%) SCCM
2 22 (8.40%) WSUS
3 7 (2.67%) AppDNA
3 7 (2.67%) DameWare
4 6 (2.29%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.53%) SCOM
6 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 104 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 59 (22.52%) Citrix
3 46 (17.56%) VMware
4 23 (8.78%) Apple
5 19 (7.25%) Cisco
6 18 (6.87%) HP
6 18 (6.87%) Dell
7 10 (3.82%) Lotus
8 9 (3.44%) SAP
9 8 (3.05%) Symantec
10 7 (2.67%) Mercator
10 7 (2.67%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.67%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.91%) Avaya
11 5 (1.91%) Google
11 5 (1.91%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.53%) Wyse
13 2 (0.76%) MobileIron
13 2 (0.76%) Blue Coat
13 2 (0.76%) Intel
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