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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 277 256 341
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +85
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 134 158 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.67% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.68% 2.95% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 87 44
Average daily rate
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£190 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £463 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £238 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.77%
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
4992 5358 5256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.19% 22.72% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3412 3549 3421
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 241 254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -14 35 £180 -35.82% 13
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £165 -
Feltham -4 2 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 286 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (67.13%) Windows 7
3 141 (49.30%) Active Directory
4 135 (47.20%) Microsoft
5 94 (32.87%) MS Office
6 76 (26.57%) VMware
6 76 (26.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (21.68%) ITIL
9 61 (21.33%) Citrix
10 57 (19.93%) MS Excel
11 51 (17.83%) SCCM
12 50 (17.48%) MS Exchange
13 44 (15.38%) LAN
14 43 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (14.34%) Windows XP
16 39 (13.64%) DNS
17 38 (13.29%) Linux
18 36 (12.59%) DHCP
18 36 (12.59%) SAN
18 36 (12.59%) TCP/IP
19 34 (11.89%) Apple
19 34 (11.89%) MCSE
20 33 (11.54%) SQL Server
20 33 (11.54%) Cisco
21 31 (10.84%) WAN
22 28 (9.79%) Firewall
23 27 (9.44%) SQL
24 26 (9.09%) Blackberry
25 25 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 50 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (5.94%) Lync
4 16 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.20%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.45%) IIS
7 7 (2.45%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.40%) Node.js
10 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 94 (32.87%) MS Office
2 57 (19.93%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.35%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.35%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.99%) Office 365
2 4 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.40%) SaaS
2 4 (1.40%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.38%) LAN
2 39 (13.64%) DNS
3 36 (12.59%) TCP/IP
3 36 (12.59%) DHCP
3 36 (12.59%) SAN
4 31 (10.84%) WAN
5 28 (9.79%) Firewall
6 22 (7.69%) VPN
7 13 (4.55%) IPv4
8 12 (4.20%) NAS
9 11 (3.85%) Internet
10 10 (3.50%) Network Security
11 9 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.15%) LDAP
12 8 (2.80%) Wireless
12 8 (2.80%) VLAN
12 8 (2.80%) Intranet
12 8 (2.80%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.10%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.85%) MySQL
3 6 (2.10%) FileMaker
4 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.45%) MSI
2 6 (2.10%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.75%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.70%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.35%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (7.34%) Finance
2 10 (3.50%) Retail
3 7 (2.45%) Marketing
4 6 (2.10%) Banking
4 6 (2.10%) Advertising
5 5 (1.75%) Law
5 5 (1.75%) Legal
6 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Publishing
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 58 (20.28%) Analyst
2 51 (17.83%) Support Engineer
3 32 (11.19%) 2nd Line Support
3 32 (11.19%) Support Analyst
4 29 (10.14%) Desktop Support
5 28 (9.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (7.34%) Developer
7 19 (6.64%) Service Analyst
7 19 (6.64%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (6.29%) Administrator
9 17 (5.94%) IT Support
10 14 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
12 12 (4.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
14 10 (3.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.45%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.75%) .NET
2 5 (1.75%) Web Services
2 5 (1.75%) LINQ
3 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.70%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.70%) HTML
3 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.35%) Ajax
4 1 (0.35%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.35%) WCF
4 1 (0.35%) WPF
4 1 (0.35%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) SOAP
4 1 (0.35%) XML
4 1 (0.35%) XSD
4 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 22 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.24%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.90%) iPad
5 12 (4.20%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.85%) Fat Client
6 11 (3.85%) iPhone
6 11 (3.85%) Thin Client
7 9 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.40%) User Experience
10 3 (1.05%) FMCG
10 3 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.05%) PKI
10 3 (1.05%) Clustering
10 3 (1.05%) NHS
10 3 (1.05%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.70%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.70%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 286 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (67.13%) Windows 7
3 76 (26.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (14.34%) Windows XP
6 38 (13.29%) Linux
7 24 (8.39%) Mac OS X
7 24 (8.39%) Ubuntu
8 22 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (6.64%) Android
10 14 (4.90%) Apple iOS
11 12 (4.20%) UNIX
12 9 (3.15%) Mac OS
12 9 (3.15%) CentOS
13 8 (2.80%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (2.80%) Windows Phone
14 7 (2.45%) Mac OS X Server
15 5 (1.75%) Solaris
16 4 (1.40%) Windows Phone 8
17 3 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.68%) ITIL
2 17 (5.94%) Project Management
3 13 (4.55%) Service Management
3 13 (4.55%) Migration
4 11 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 10 (3.50%) PRINCE2
5 10 (3.50%) Mobile Development
6 9 (3.15%) Change Management
7 8 (2.80%) Service Delivery
7 8 (2.80%) Capacity Management
8 7 (2.45%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (2.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (2.45%) iOS Development
9 6 (2.10%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.10%) Network Management
9 6 (2.10%) MVC
10 5 (1.75%) Identity Management
10 5 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (1.75%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.40%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.44%) SQL
2 15 (5.24%) C#
3 14 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.15%) Python
4 9 (3.15%) Perl
4 9 (3.15%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.10%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.40%) Java
7 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.70%) VB
7 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.70%) XAML
8 1 (0.35%) C-shell
8 1 (0.35%) AWK
8 1 (0.35%) VB6
8 1 (0.35%) Korn
8 1 (0.35%) VBA
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (11.89%) MCSE
3 23 (8.04%) Security Cleared
4 22 (7.69%) MCSA
5 16 (5.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (5.24%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.85%) MCTS
9 9 (3.15%) MCDST
9 9 (3.15%) MCP
10 7 (2.45%) CCNA
11 6 (2.10%) CCNP
12 5 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.75%) MCITP
13 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.40%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.05%) RHCE
14 3 (1.05%) CCA
15 2 (0.70%) Degree
15 2 (0.70%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.99%) SLA
2 7 (2.45%) QA
3 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 141 (49.30%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.99%) vSphere
4 16 (5.59%) XenApp
5 9 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.80%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.45%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.75%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.40%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.05%) XenServer
12 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 51 (17.83%) SCCM
2 12 (4.20%) Puppet
3 11 (3.85%) ZABBIX
4 5 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.40%) Nagios
5 4 (1.40%) Cacti
5 4 (1.40%) SmokePing
6 3 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.70%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.70%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.70%) DameWare
7 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.70%) WSUS
7 2 (0.70%) SCOM
8 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 135 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 76 (26.57%) VMware
3 61 (21.33%) Citrix
4 34 (11.89%) Apple
5 33 (11.54%) Cisco
6 19 (6.64%) Dell
7 16 (5.59%) HP
8 9 (3.15%) Bloomberg
8 9 (3.15%) Remedy
8 9 (3.15%) McAfee
8 9 (3.15%) Sophos
9 8 (2.80%) Juniper
9 8 (2.80%) Reuters
9 8 (2.80%) Symantec
10 7 (2.45%) Lotus
11 5 (1.75%) Oracle
11 5 (1.75%) Adobe
11 5 (1.75%) Google
12 4 (1.40%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.40%) Polycom
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