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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 262 304 318
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 138 89 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.84% 1.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 50 20
Average daily rate
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£205 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.30% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £165 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £453 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.72 £101.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
4853 4731 4402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.97% 21.95% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3350 3140 2778
Average daily rate £413 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 209 283
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 +22 22 £200 -46.66% 11
Twickenham - 8 - - 1
Hammersmith - 4 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £177 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £225 - 1
Croydon -5 1 £263 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 173 (63.84%) Windows 7
3 117 (43.17%) Active Directory
4 113 (41.70%) Microsoft
5 81 (29.89%) MS Office
6 69 (25.46%) Windows XP
7 63 (23.25%) ITIL
8 61 (22.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (21.77%) Citrix
10 58 (21.40%) MS Excel
11 54 (19.93%) MS Exchange
12 46 (16.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 43 (15.87%) VMware
14 42 (15.50%) SCCM
15 37 (13.65%) TCP/IP
16 36 (13.28%) VPN
16 36 (13.28%) Finance
17 34 (12.55%) Cisco
18 33 (12.18%) DNS
18 33 (12.18%) LAN
19 32 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
20 30 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (11.07%) Migration
21 29 (10.70%) DHCP
22 26 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
23 25 (9.23%) Firewall
24 24 (8.86%) Security Cleared
25 21 (7.75%) Mac OS X
25 21 (7.75%) WAN
26 20 (7.38%) SharePoint

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 54 (19.93%) MS Exchange
2 32 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (7.38%) SharePoint
4 19 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.69%) IBM Notes
6 9 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.32%) Lync
6 9 (3.32%) IIS
7 8 (2.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.11%) WorkSite
10 3 (1.11%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.74%) Apache
12 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (29.89%) MS Office
2 58 (21.40%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.37%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.37%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.37%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.06%) Office 365
2 7 (2.58%) Google Apps
3 4 (1.48%) IaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.65%) TCP/IP
2 36 (13.28%) VPN
3 33 (12.18%) DNS
3 33 (12.18%) LAN
4 29 (10.70%) DHCP
5 25 (9.23%) Firewall
6 21 (7.75%) WAN
7 14 (5.17%) SAN
8 12 (4.43%) Wireless
9 11 (4.06%) VLAN
10 10 (3.69%) VoIP
10 10 (3.69%) NAS
11 9 (3.32%) Internet
12 8 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (2.58%) FTP
14 6 (2.21%) 802.11
15 5 (1.85%) MPLS
16 3 (1.11%) Network Security
16 3 (1.11%) BIG-IP
17 2 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (0.74%) EDMS
5 2 (0.74%) FileMaker
5 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) SQLite
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Text Mining
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) MS Access
6 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.85%) MSI
3 3 (1.11%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 36 (13.28%) Finance
2 12 (4.43%) Law
3 11 (4.06%) Legal
4 10 (3.69%) Banking
5 7 (2.58%) French Language
6 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.85%) Marketing
7 5 (1.85%) Advertising
8 4 (1.48%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.11%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (18.82%) Analyst
2 48 (17.71%) Desktop Support
3 40 (14.76%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.96%) Support Analyst
4 27 (9.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (7.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 16 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (5.90%) Developer
7 16 (5.90%) IT Support
8 15 (5.54%) Service Analyst
8 15 (5.54%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (5.17%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.69%) Rollout Engineer
10 10 (3.69%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.58%) Team Leader
13 7 (2.58%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.85%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.11%) WPF
2 3 (1.11%) .NET
3 2 (0.74%) HTML
3 2 (0.74%) Flash
3 2 (0.74%) XML
3 2 (0.74%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.74%) Silverlight
3 2 (0.74%) LINQ
3 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.74%) XNA
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.37%) WinForms
4 1 (0.37%) WSH
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.01%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.69%) FMCG
4 8 (2.95%) Replication
5 7 (2.58%) iPhone
5 7 (2.58%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.21%) PKI
6 6 (2.21%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.85%) iPad
8 4 (1.48%) NHS
8 4 (1.48%) User Experience
8 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.11%) SecurID
9 3 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.11%) Xbox
9 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 173 (63.84%) Windows 7
3 69 (25.46%) Windows XP
4 61 (22.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (16.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (7.75%) Mac OS X
8 20 (7.38%) Linux
9 11 (4.06%) Windows Phone
10 8 (2.95%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.95%) Android
11 7 (2.58%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (2.58%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.21%) UNIX
12 6 (2.21%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone 7
13 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (1.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (23.25%) ITIL
2 30 (11.07%) Migration
3 12 (4.43%) Project Management
3 12 (4.43%) Service Delivery
3 12 (4.43%) Problem Management
4 9 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (2.58%) Investment Management
5 7 (2.58%) Line Management
5 7 (2.58%) Change Management
5 7 (2.58%) Security Management
5 7 (2.58%) PRINCE2
6 6 (2.21%) Service Management
6 6 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (2.21%) Incident Management
7 5 (1.85%) Document Management
8 4 (1.48%) ERP
8 4 (1.48%) Software Distribution
8 4 (1.48%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (1.48%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (1.48%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.38%) SQL
2 15 (5.54%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.06%) C#
4 8 (2.95%) Perl
5 5 (1.85%) VBScript
6 3 (1.11%) Python
7 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.74%) VBA
7 2 (0.74%) PHP
7 2 (0.74%) Java
7 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.74%) XAML
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.37%) C++
8 1 (0.37%) VB
8 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.54%) Degree
5 14 (5.17%) MCSE
6 9 (3.32%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.85%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.48%) MCP
8 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.48%) CCNA
9 3 (1.11%) VCP5
9 3 (1.11%) MCSA
10 2 (0.74%) ISEB
10 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.64%) SLA
2 4 (1.48%) COBIT
3 3 (1.11%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (43.17%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.06%) XenApp
3 11 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (3.69%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.58%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.21%) vSphere
6 6 (2.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (2.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.74%) XenServer
9 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.37%) NLBS
9 1 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 42 (15.50%) SCCM
2 10 (3.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (3.69%) WSUS
3 8 (2.95%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.11%) Nessus
6 2 (0.74%) DameWare
6 2 (0.74%) FreeIPA
6 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.74%) SCOM
7 1 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.37%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 113 (41.70%) Microsoft
2 59 (21.77%) Citrix
3 43 (15.87%) VMware
4 34 (12.55%) Cisco
5 18 (6.64%) Apple
6 16 (5.90%) Bloomberg
7 14 (5.17%) Symantec
8 13 (4.80%) Reuters
9 12 (4.43%) Dell
10 11 (4.06%) HP
11 10 (3.69%) SAP
11 10 (3.69%) Lotus
11 10 (3.69%) Google
12 8 (2.95%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.95%) Veeam
12 8 (2.95%) Kaspersky
13 7 (2.58%) CQG
13 7 (2.58%) Adobe
14 6 (2.21%) McAfee
14 6 (2.21%) NetApp
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 25000-30000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
QUANTICA
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £165 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago