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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 245 351 399
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +48
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 168 66 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.28% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.19% 1.30% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 37 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £168 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
-32.85% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5273 5064 5560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.12% 21.25% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 3305 3218
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 251 355
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 10 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 10 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 10 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 +50 40 £297 +7.81% 10
Sidcup - 4 - -
Hounslow +10 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 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.

1 263 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (61.22%) Windows 7
3 128 (48.67%) Active Directory
4 108 (41.06%) Microsoft
5 82 (31.18%) SCCM
6 68 (25.86%) Citrix
7 64 (24.33%) MS Office
8 62 (23.57%) MS Exchange
9 57 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (21.29%) VMware
11 47 (17.87%) Windows XP
12 43 (16.35%) ITIL
13 39 (14.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (13.31%) Blackberry
15 34 (12.93%) MS Excel
16 29 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (10.65%) PowerShell
17 28 (10.65%) C#
18 27 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 26 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (9.89%) Finance
20 25 (9.51%) WSUS
21 24 (9.13%) Apple
22 22 (8.37%) DNS
23 21 (7.98%) Security Cleared
24 19 (7.22%) Cisco
24 19 (7.22%) DHCP
25 18 (6.84%) HP
25 18 (6.84%) Firewall

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 62 (23.57%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (5.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (4.94%) IBM Notes
5 13 (4.94%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.42%) Lync
7 8 (3.04%) IIS
8 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.76%) Node.js
10 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.38%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (24.33%) MS Office
2 34 (12.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.08%) Office 365
2 4 (1.52%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.37%) DNS
2 19 (7.22%) DHCP
3 18 (6.84%) Firewall
4 17 (6.46%) LAN
5 16 (6.08%) VPN
6 14 (5.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.80%) WAN
8 8 (3.04%) SAN
9 7 (2.66%) Wireless
10 6 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.52%) Internet
11 4 (1.52%) VoIP
12 3 (1.14%) MPLS
12 3 (1.14%) DSL
12 3 (1.14%) H.323
12 3 (1.14%) DAB
12 3 (1.14%) PABX
12 3 (1.14%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.14%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) DataStage
6 1 (0.38%) QualityStage
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.46%) MSI
2 14 (5.32%) 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 26 (9.89%) Finance
2 16 (6.08%) Banking
3 12 (4.56%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.28%) Law
6 5 (1.90%) Legal
6 5 (1.90%) French Language
7 3 (1.14%) Advertising
7 3 (1.14%) Publishing
7 3 (1.14%) 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 (19.77%) Analyst
2 29 (11.03%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.89%) SCCM Engineer
4 24 (9.13%) Desktop Support
4 24 (9.13%) Support Analyst
5 22 (8.37%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (7.60%) Consultant
7 18 (6.84%) Developer
8 14 (5.32%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (3.80%) Desktop Analyst
10 10 (3.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.04%) Trainer
12 8 (3.04%) SCCM Consultant
13 7 (2.66%) Deployment Engineer
13 7 (2.66%) IT Support
13 7 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.66%) HTML
1 7 (2.66%) .NET
1 7 (2.66%) HTML5
2 6 (2.28%) CSS
2 6 (2.28%) WPF
2 6 (2.28%) Silverlight
3 5 (1.90%) REST
4 4 (1.52%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.52%) 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 35 (13.31%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.66%) Thin Client
2 7 (2.66%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.66%) iPhone
2 7 (2.66%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.90%) Open Source
4 3 (1.14%) iPad
4 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.14%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.14%) Xbox
5 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.76%) E-Learning
5 2 (0.76%) HP StorageWorks
5 2 (0.76%) Kinect
6 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.38%) Animation
6 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 263 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (61.22%) Windows 7
3 57 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (17.87%) Windows XP
5 39 (14.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.08%) Mac OS X
8 15 (5.70%) Android
9 14 (5.32%) Windows Vista
10 13 (4.94%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.80%) Windows Phone
12 7 (2.66%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.66%) Windows 2000
13 6 (2.28%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (1.90%) Linux
15 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.76%) AIX
16 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.35%) ITIL
2 18 (6.84%) Problem Management
3 15 (5.70%) Migration
4 13 (4.94%) Service Management
4 13 (4.94%) Service Delivery
5 9 (3.42%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (2.66%) Asset Management
8 6 (2.28%) DNA
8 6 (2.28%) MVVM
8 6 (2.28%) Time Management
9 5 (1.90%) Test Scripting
9 5 (1.90%) Document Management
10 4 (1.52%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (1.52%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.52%) TDD
10 4 (1.52%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.52%) Change Management
10 4 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.52%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.65%) C#
1 28 (10.65%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.94%) SQL
3 9 (3.42%) XAML
3 9 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.04%) VBScript
5 3 (1.14%) VB
6 2 (0.76%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) Java
6 2 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.70%) MCSE
4 9 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.04%) MCITP
6 6 (2.28%) MCTS
6 6 (2.28%) CCNA
6 6 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.90%) Degree
8 4 (1.52%) MCP
9 3 (1.14%) MCSA
10 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.38%) CCIA
11 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 128 (48.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.32%) VMware ESX
4 12 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.18%) XenApp
6 7 (2.66%) vSphere
6 7 (2.66%) Terminal Server
7 6 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.14%) Xen
9 3 (1.14%) NLBS
9 3 (1.14%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.38%) IAG
10 1 (0.38%) UAG
10 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) XenServer
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (31.18%) SCCM
2 25 (9.51%) WSUS
3 9 (3.42%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.28%) AppDNA
4 6 (2.28%) DameWare
5 5 (1.90%) SCOM
6 3 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.38%) Opsview
7 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.38%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 108 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 68 (25.86%) Citrix
3 56 (21.29%) VMware
4 24 (9.13%) Apple
5 19 (7.22%) Cisco
6 18 (6.84%) HP
7 14 (5.32%) Dell
8 13 (4.94%) Lotus
9 11 (4.18%) Mercator
10 10 (3.80%) Symantec
11 8 (3.04%) SAP
12 7 (2.66%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.28%) Business Objects
14 5 (1.90%) Avaya
14 5 (1.90%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.90%) Google
15 4 (1.52%) NetApp
15 4 (1.52%) IBM
16 3 (1.14%) Compaq
16 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
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