The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 250 285 338
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +53
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 158 134 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.57% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.26% 2.60% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 50
Average daily rate
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£225 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £157 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 3
Average hourly rate £17.35 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -23.79%
Windows 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4845 5154 4489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.42% 22.06% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 3508 2939
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 243 234
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 May 2015.

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
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 28 May 2015. 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 +30 41 £259 -33.65% 12
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £174 -
Harrow - 2 £110 -
Hounslow -5 1 £340 -
Twickenham -6 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 4
South Croydon - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Croydon - 1 £175 - 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (70.03%) Windows 7
3 151 (49.19%) Active Directory
4 129 (42.02%) Microsoft
5 101 (32.90%) MS Office
6 82 (26.71%) ITIL
7 77 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (22.15%) Citrix
9 64 (20.85%) MS Excel
10 61 (19.87%) VMware
11 52 (16.94%) SCCM
12 49 (15.96%) MS Exchange
13 44 (14.33%) Windows XP
14 37 (12.05%) DNS
15 34 (11.07%) Finance
16 33 (10.75%) DHCP
16 33 (10.75%) TCP/IP
16 33 (10.75%) Apple
17 31 (10.10%) LAN
17 31 (10.10%) Migration
17 31 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
18 29 (9.45%) SQL
19 27 (8.79%) Linux
20 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
20 26 (8.47%) SLA
20 26 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
21 25 (8.14%) VPN
22 24 (7.82%) Security Cleared

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 49 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.86%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.93%) Lync
5 9 (2.93%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.28%) IIS
7 5 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.30%) Node.js
9 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 101 (32.90%) MS Office
2 64 (20.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.33%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.33%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.33%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.65%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.23%) Office 365
2 5 (1.63%) Google Apps
3 4 (1.30%) SaaS
3 4 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Yammer
4 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.05%) DNS
2 33 (10.75%) DHCP
2 33 (10.75%) TCP/IP
3 31 (10.10%) LAN
4 25 (8.14%) VPN
5 16 (5.21%) Firewall
6 15 (4.89%) SAN
6 15 (4.89%) WAN
7 10 (3.26%) Wireless
7 10 (3.26%) Network Security
8 9 (2.93%) NAS
8 9 (2.93%) LDAP
8 9 (2.93%) Intranet
9 8 (2.61%) Internet
9 8 (2.61%) VoIP
10 7 (2.28%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.95%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.63%) VLAN
13 4 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.98%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.91%) MySQL
3 6 (1.95%) FileMaker
4 5 (1.63%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (3.26%) MSI
1 10 (3.26%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.28%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.65%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 34 (11.07%) Finance
2 11 (3.58%) Legal
3 10 (3.26%) Law
3 10 (3.26%) Retail
3 10 (3.26%) Marketing
4 8 (2.61%) Banking
5 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.30%) Advertising
6 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Back Office
7 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (17.59%) Analyst
2 49 (15.96%) Support Engineer
3 41 (13.36%) Desktop Support
4 29 (9.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 28 (9.12%) Support Analyst
6 27 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (7.49%) Developer
8 17 (5.54%) Service Analyst
8 17 (5.54%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Administrator
10 15 (4.89%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (4.89%) Deployment Engineer
11 12 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.91%) IT Support
12 11 (3.58%) Consultant
12 11 (3.58%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.26%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.95%) .NET
3 5 (1.63%) Web Services
4 3 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.98%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.65%) HTML
5 2 (0.65%) Flash
5 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.65%) LINQ
5 2 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.33%) Ajax
6 1 (0.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.33%) jQuery
6 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.33%) WCF
6 1 (0.33%) WPF
6 1 (0.33%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.19%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.23%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.23%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.58%) iPad
6 8 (2.61%) FMCG
7 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.63%) User Experience
8 5 (1.63%) NHS
9 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.30%) iPhone
10 3 (0.98%) PKI
10 3 (0.98%) Handset
11 2 (0.65%) VLE
11 2 (0.65%) Replication
11 2 (0.65%) Clustering
11 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 307 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (70.03%) Windows 7
3 77 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (14.33%) Windows XP
6 27 (8.79%) Linux
7 20 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (5.21%) Mac OS X
9 15 (4.89%) Apple iOS
9 15 (4.89%) Android
10 12 (3.91%) UNIX
10 12 (3.91%) Ubuntu
11 10 (3.26%) Mac OS
12 8 (2.61%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (2.28%) CentOS
13 7 (2.28%) Mac OS X Server
14 6 (1.95%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.63%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (1.63%) Solaris
16 4 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.71%) ITIL
2 31 (10.10%) Migration
3 22 (7.17%) Project Management
4 17 (5.54%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.58%) Service Management
6 10 (3.26%) Change Management
6 10 (3.26%) Mobile Development
6 10 (3.26%) Data Protection
7 9 (2.93%) PRINCE2
8 8 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.28%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.28%) Capacity Management
9 7 (2.28%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (2.28%) iOS Development
9 7 (2.28%) MVC
9 7 (2.28%) Security Management
10 6 (1.95%) Network Management
10 6 (1.95%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.95%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (1.63%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.45%) SQL
2 16 (5.21%) C#
3 15 (4.89%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.26%) Perl
5 9 (2.93%) Python
6 8 (2.61%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.95%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.30%) Java
9 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.65%) VBA
10 2 (0.65%) VB
10 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.65%) XAML
11 1 (0.33%) VB6
11 1 (0.33%) Korn
11 1 (0.33%) C-shell
11 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.33%) AWK
11 1 (0.33%) PHP
11 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.84%) MCSE
3 21 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.26%) Degree
5 8 (2.61%) MCSA
6 7 (2.28%) MCP
7 5 (1.63%) MCTS
7 5 (1.63%) MCITP
7 5 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.63%) CCNA
7 5 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.98%) MCDST
9 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.98%) VCP5
9 3 (0.98%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.47%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.30%) COBIT
3 2 (0.65%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (49.19%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.54%) XenApp
4 14 (4.56%) XenDesktop
5 13 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.58%) vSphere
7 8 (2.61%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.95%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.63%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.30%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.98%) XenServer
11 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 52 (16.94%) SCCM
2 11 (3.58%) Puppet
3 10 (3.26%) ZABBIX
4 8 (2.61%) WSUS
5 4 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.30%) Nagios
5 4 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.30%) SmokePing
5 4 (1.30%) Cacti
6 3 (0.98%) Nessus
6 3 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.65%) DameWare
7 2 (0.65%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.65%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 129 (42.02%) Microsoft
2 68 (22.15%) Citrix
3 61 (19.87%) VMware
4 33 (10.75%) Apple
5 21 (6.84%) Cisco
6 13 (4.23%) Reuters
6 13 (4.23%) Bloomberg
7 12 (3.91%) Remedy
7 12 (3.91%) Dell
8 11 (3.58%) HP
9 9 (2.93%) McAfee
9 9 (2.93%) Lotus
10 8 (2.61%) Adobe
10 8 (2.61%) Symantec
11 7 (2.28%) Sophos
12 6 (1.95%) Mercator
12 6 (1.95%) Oracle
12 6 (1.95%) Google
13 5 (1.63%) SAP
14 4 (1.30%) IBM
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