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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 319 313 331
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 122 123 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.58% 2.47% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 72 57
Median daily rate £185 £180 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £409 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 19
Median hourly rate £14.73 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £19.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +8.26%
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
4726 4978 5513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.64% 21.58% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3252 3409 3703
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 152 242
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.95 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +9.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £34.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 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 -4 15 £413 +129.58% 5
Uxbridge - 2 £350 -
Feltham -8 1 - -
Greenford - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £255 -
Wimbledon - 1 £351 -
Brentford - 1 £145 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (66.52%) Active Directory
2 149 (66.52%) Windows 7
3 131 (58.48%) MS Office
4 116 (51.79%) Microsoft
5 84 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 82 (36.61%) MS Excel
7 61 (27.23%) Citrix
7 61 (27.23%) Windows Server
8 56 (25.00%) SCCM
9 54 (24.11%) ITIL
10 51 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 42 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (16.52%) Office 365
13 33 (14.73%) VMware
13 33 (14.73%) XenApp
14 31 (13.84%) Windows XP
15 30 (13.39%) PowerShell
16 28 (12.50%) Apple
17 27 (12.05%) Skype for Business
18 25 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
19 24 (10.71%) Android
19 24 (10.71%) Internet
19 24 (10.71%) Blackberry
20 23 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (9.82%) Mac OS X
21 22 (9.82%) HP
21 22 (9.82%) Dell
22 21 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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 42 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.05%) Skype for Business
3 25 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 15 (6.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.91%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.68%) IIS
10 4 (1.79%) Apache
10 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.34%) Documentum
12 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.45%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (58.48%) MS Office
2 82 (36.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.45%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.52%) Office 365
2 11 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.23%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.34%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.71%) Internet
2 20 (8.93%) Firewall
3 17 (7.59%) DHCP
3 17 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.25%) Skype
4 14 (6.25%) VPN
5 13 (5.80%) DNS
5 13 (5.80%) LAN
6 11 (4.91%) Intranet
7 9 (4.02%) SSL
7 9 (4.02%) VoIP
7 9 (4.02%) WAN
8 8 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (3.57%) SAN
9 6 (2.68%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.68%) Wireless
10 5 (2.23%) IPsec
10 5 (2.23%) NAS
10 5 (2.23%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.89%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.45%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 17 (7.59%) Finance
2 10 (4.46%) Retail
3 9 (4.02%) Publishing
4 8 (3.57%) Banking
5 6 (2.68%) Legal
6 5 (2.23%) Back Office
7 4 (1.79%) Law
8 3 (1.34%) Billing
9 2 (0.89%) Advertising
9 2 (0.89%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.89%) Marketing
9 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (37.95%) Analyst
2 48 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 44 (19.64%) Support Analyst
4 36 (16.07%) Support Engineer
5 34 (15.18%) Service Analyst
5 34 (15.18%) Service Desk Analyst
6 32 (14.29%) IT Support
7 27 (12.05%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (10.71%) Desktop Support
8 24 (10.71%) IT Analyst
9 19 (8.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 16 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
11 15 (6.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (5.80%) Architect
13 13 (5.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 12 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.91%) CSS
1 11 (4.91%) HTML
2 9 (4.02%) HTML5
3 8 (3.57%) WinForms
4 5 (2.23%) .NET
5 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.89%) WPF
5 2 (0.89%) XSLT
6 1 (0.45%) CSS3
6 1 (0.45%) EDI
6 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 21 (9.38%) Smartphone
3 15 (6.70%) iPhone
4 11 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.46%) Fat Client
5 10 (4.46%) Thin Client
6 9 (4.02%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.02%) PKI
7 8 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.68%) Device Driver
10 5 (2.23%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.79%) iPad
12 3 (1.34%) BYOD
12 3 (1.34%) CMDB
12 3 (1.34%) NHS
12 3 (1.34%) Robotics
13 2 (0.89%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 224 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (66.52%) Windows 7
3 84 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 61 (27.23%) Windows Server
5 51 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (13.84%) Windows XP
8 24 (10.71%) Android
9 22 (9.82%) Mac OS X
10 19 (8.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (8.04%) Linux
12 16 (7.14%) Apple iOS
13 12 (5.36%) Mac OS
14 9 (4.02%) Windows 2000
15 8 (3.57%) Ubuntu
16 6 (2.68%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.11%) ITIL
2 18 (8.04%) Service Management
3 15 (6.70%) Migration
4 14 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 12 (5.36%) Problem Management
5 12 (5.36%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.91%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.46%) Patch Management
8 9 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.02%) Identity Management
9 8 (3.57%) CRM
9 8 (3.57%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (3.57%) Project Management
9 8 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (3.57%) Regression Testing
9 8 (3.57%) Security Architecture
9 8 (3.57%) Service Design
9 8 (3.57%) Software Distribution
10 7 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 7 (3.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.39%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.46%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.46%) XAML
3 9 (4.02%) VBScript
4 8 (3.57%) ECMAScript
4 8 (3.57%) TypeScript
5 7 (3.13%) SQL
5 7 (3.13%) VB
6 6 (2.68%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.68%) Python
7 5 (2.23%) C#
8 4 (1.79%) C
9 3 (1.34%) Java
9 3 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.89%) Delphi
10 2 (0.89%) Pascal
10 2 (0.89%) PHP
10 2 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.14%) MCSE
3 15 (6.70%) Degree
4 14 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.02%) MCTS
7 7 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.13%) MCP
8 6 (2.68%) CCA
8 6 (2.68%) MCITP
9 4 (1.79%) ACMT
9 4 (1.79%) MCSA
10 3 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.34%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.89%) CCNA
11 2 (0.89%) CCNP
12 1 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.93%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 149 (66.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.73%) XenApp
3 21 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.59%) Hyper-V
5 15 (6.70%) BitLocker
5 15 (6.70%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.68%) Xen
8 4 (1.79%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.79%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.89%) vSphere
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.45%) Samba
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (25.00%) SCCM
2 15 (6.70%) SCOM
3 12 (5.36%) WSUS
4 7 (3.13%) Casper Suite
4 7 (3.13%) SCVMM
4 7 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (2.23%) DameWare
6 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.89%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.89%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 61 (27.23%) Citrix
3 33 (14.73%) VMware
4 28 (12.50%) Apple
5 22 (9.82%) Dell
5 22 (9.82%) HP
6 18 (8.04%) Cisco
7 16 (7.14%) Lotus
7 16 (7.14%) Symantec
8 13 (5.80%) Mitel
9 10 (4.46%) LANDesk
10 9 (4.02%) Canon
11 8 (3.57%) Google
12 7 (3.13%) Wyse
13 6 (2.68%) Dell Compellent
13 6 (2.68%) NetApp
14 5 (2.23%) MobileIron
15 4 (1.79%) Intel Security
15 4 (1.79%) Remedy
15 4 (1.79%) Veeam
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