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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 312 296 261
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 120 130 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 2.61% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 73 93
Median daily rate £193 £190 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £188 £235
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £20.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
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
4724 4990 5237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.32% 21.14% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3327 3407 3481
Median daily rate £438 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £552 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 179 233
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 17 £402 +123.05% 3
Brentford - 3 £145 - 1
Croydon - 2 - -
Feltham -4 1 - -
Ilford - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £351 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 200 (76.63%) Windows 7
3 165 (63.22%) Active Directory
4 142 (54.41%) Microsoft
5 138 (52.87%) MS Office
6 80 (30.65%) MS Excel
7 77 (29.50%) Windows 10
8 68 (26.05%) ITIL
9 67 (25.67%) Citrix
10 65 (24.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (23.75%) Windows Server
12 51 (19.54%) SCCM
13 50 (19.16%) Office 365
14 48 (18.39%) VMware
15 44 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (15.71%) Firewall
17 40 (15.33%) Security Cleared
18 38 (14.56%) Cisco
19 37 (14.18%) MS Exchange
20 30 (11.49%) Linux
20 30 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (11.11%) PowerShell
21 29 (11.11%) SC Cleared
21 29 (11.11%) Windows XP
22 28 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (10.73%) Mac OS X
22 28 (10.73%) XenApp
23 26 (9.96%) Android
24 24 (9.20%) Apple
25 23 (8.81%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.66%) Skype for Business
3 19 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.60%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.30%) IIS
8 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.53%) Apache
9 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.15%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (52.87%) MS Office
2 80 (30.65%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.16%) Office 365
2 18 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.07%) Google Apps
4 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.71%) Firewall
2 20 (7.66%) Internet
2 20 (7.66%) TCP/IP
3 18 (6.90%) DHCP
3 18 (6.90%) VPN
4 16 (6.13%) DNS
5 14 (5.36%) SAN
6 13 (4.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (4.21%) LAN
7 11 (4.21%) Network Security
7 11 (4.21%) SSL
7 11 (4.21%) VoIP
8 10 (3.83%) WAN
9 9 (3.45%) Intranet
10 8 (3.07%) Wireless
11 7 (2.68%) IPsec
12 6 (2.30%) iSCSI
12 6 (2.30%) NAS
12 6 (2.30%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.38%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) MSI
2 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 23 (8.81%) Finance
2 13 (4.98%) Legal
3 11 (4.21%) Retail
4 9 (3.45%) Publishing
5 8 (3.07%) Law
6 7 (2.68%) Banking
7 6 (2.30%) Back Office
8 5 (1.92%) Games
9 4 (1.53%) Front Office
10 3 (1.15%) Advertising
11 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.77%) Marketing
11 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 83 (31.80%) Analyst
2 49 (18.77%) 2nd Line Support
3 47 (18.01%) Support Analyst
4 43 (16.48%) IT Support
5 33 (12.64%) Support Engineer
6 32 (12.26%) Desktop Support
7 28 (10.73%) Service Analyst
7 28 (10.73%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (10.73%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (9.20%) IT Analyst
9 23 (8.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 17 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (6.51%) IT Support Analyst
11 15 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.75%) Support Manager
12 14 (5.36%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
12 14 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
13 13 (4.98%) IT Manager
14 12 (4.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 12 (4.60%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.45%) CSS
1 9 (3.45%) HTML
1 9 (3.45%) HTML5
2 8 (3.07%) WinForms
3 2 (0.77%) jQuery
3 2 (0.77%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.38%) CSS3
4 1 (0.38%) EDI
4 1 (0.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.38%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (0.38%) WPF
4 1 (0.38%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) XNA
4 1 (0.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.05%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.13%) Smartphone
3 11 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.83%) PKI
5 9 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.07%) iPad
7 7 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.30%) Device Driver
8 6 (2.30%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.92%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.92%) iPhone
10 4 (1.53%) Animation
10 4 (1.53%) CESG
10 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.15%) NHS
11 3 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 200 (76.63%) Windows 7
3 77 (29.50%) Windows 10
4 65 (24.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (23.75%) Windows Server
6 44 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (11.49%) Linux
8 29 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 28 (10.73%) Mac OS X
10 26 (9.96%) Android
11 20 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (4.98%) Apple iOS
13 10 (3.83%) Ubuntu
14 9 (3.45%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.92%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
17 3 (1.15%) CentOS
17 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (1.15%) Unix
18 2 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.05%) ITIL
2 19 (7.28%) Service Delivery
3 17 (6.51%) Migration
4 16 (6.13%) Service Management
5 13 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (4.60%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.21%) Asset Management
8 10 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.45%) CRM
9 9 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.45%) Regression Testing
9 9 (3.45%) Security Architecture
10 8 (3.07%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (3.07%) Identity Management
10 8 (3.07%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 8 (3.07%) Patch Management
10 8 (3.07%) Protective Monitoring
10 8 (3.07%) Service Design
10 8 (3.07%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.21%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.45%) VBScript
3 9 (3.45%) XAML
4 8 (3.07%) ECMAScript
4 8 (3.07%) TypeScript
5 7 (2.68%) SQL
6 6 (2.30%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.30%) Python
6 6 (2.30%) VB
7 4 (1.53%) C
8 2 (0.77%) Java
9 1 (0.38%) C#
9 1 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (7.66%) Degree
5 18 (6.90%) MCSE
6 12 (4.60%) MCTS
7 9 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
7 9 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.30%) CCA
10 6 (2.30%) MCITP
10 6 (2.30%) MCP
11 5 (1.92%) CCNA
11 5 (1.92%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.53%) ACMT
12 4 (1.53%) CCNP
12 4 (1.53%) MCSA
13 3 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.81%) SLA
2 6 (2.30%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 165 (63.22%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.73%) XenApp
4 17 (6.51%) BitLocker
4 17 (6.51%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.51%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.30%) Xen
6 5 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.53%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.53%) vSphere
8 3 (1.15%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.77%) NFS
9 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.77%) vCloud
9 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) Samba
10 1 (0.38%) SRDF
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (19.54%) SCCM
2 14 (5.36%) SCOM
3 12 (4.60%) WSUS
4 8 (3.07%) Casper Suite
5 6 (2.30%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.15%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.38%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 142 (54.41%) Microsoft
2 67 (25.67%) Citrix
3 48 (18.39%) VMware
4 38 (14.56%) Cisco
5 24 (9.20%) Apple
6 21 (8.05%) Dell
7 20 (7.66%) HP
7 20 (7.66%) Juniper
8 19 (7.28%) CheckPoint
9 17 (6.51%) Intel Security
10 16 (6.13%) Symantec
11 14 (5.36%) SolarWinds
12 12 (4.60%) Lotus
13 11 (4.21%) Google
14 8 (3.07%) Adobe
15 6 (2.30%) Dell Compellent
15 6 (2.30%) NetApp
16 5 (1.92%) iManage
16 5 (1.92%) LANDesk
17 4 (1.53%) Kaspersky
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