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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 246 293 354
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +61
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 157 127 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.53% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.02% 2.38% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 80 11
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£225 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £219 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £495 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
5192 5347 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.71% 22.26% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3646 3556 3128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £212 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 219 297
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -5 26 £270 -11.47% 16
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £228 -
Twickenham - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £196 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Croydon +3 1 £263 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 169 (61.01%) Windows 7
3 113 (40.79%) Microsoft
4 111 (40.07%) Active Directory
5 89 (32.13%) MS Office
6 80 (28.88%) Windows XP
7 63 (22.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (22.02%) MS Exchange
9 59 (21.30%) Citrix
10 55 (19.86%) MS Excel
11 50 (18.05%) ITIL
12 49 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (14.44%) VMware
14 37 (13.36%) SCCM
15 36 (13.00%) TCP/IP
15 36 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (12.27%) DNS
17 33 (11.91%) LAN
17 33 (11.91%) Cisco
18 31 (11.19%) Finance
19 29 (10.47%) DHCP
19 29 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (10.11%) VPN
20 28 (10.11%) Firewall
21 26 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (9.03%) Migration
23 23 (8.30%) SQL
23 23 (8.30%) Blackberry
24 22 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
25 21 (7.58%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 61 (22.02%) MS Exchange
2 36 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (5.78%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.05%) Lync
6 10 (3.61%) IIS
6 10 (3.61%) IBM Notes
7 9 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.08%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.72%) Apache
13 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 89 (32.13%) MS Office
2 55 (19.86%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.05%) Office 365
2 9 (3.25%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.08%) IaaS
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.00%) TCP/IP
2 34 (12.27%) DNS
3 33 (11.91%) LAN
4 29 (10.47%) DHCP
5 28 (10.11%) VPN
5 28 (10.11%) Firewall
6 21 (7.58%) WAN
7 15 (5.42%) SAN
8 14 (5.05%) Internet
9 13 (4.69%) Wireless
10 10 (3.61%) VLAN
11 9 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.25%) VoIP
11 9 (3.25%) NAS
12 6 (2.17%) 802.11
12 6 (2.17%) FTP
13 5 (1.81%) MPLS
14 3 (1.08%) Network Security
14 3 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.81%) MySQL
5 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.72%) EDMS
6 2 (0.72%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) SQLite
7 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.72%) MSI
3 1 (0.36%) Subversion
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 31 (11.19%) Finance
2 12 (4.33%) Law
3 11 (3.97%) Banking
4 10 (3.61%) Legal
5 7 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.53%) French Language
6 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.17%) Advertising
7 4 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (18.77%) Analyst
2 42 (15.16%) Support Engineer
3 40 (14.44%) Desktop Support
4 28 (10.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 27 (9.75%) Support Analyst
6 20 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 18 (6.50%) IT Support
8 17 (6.14%) Developer
9 16 (5.78%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.78%) Service Analyst
9 16 (5.78%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (4.69%) Trainer
12 11 (3.97%) Rollout Engineer
12 11 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 8 (2.89%) Desktop Analyst
14 7 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.44%) WPF
2 3 (1.08%) Silverlight
2 3 (1.08%) XNA
2 3 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.08%) XML
3 2 (0.72%) HTML
3 2 (0.72%) .NET
3 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.72%) LINQ
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) REST
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) Flash
4 1 (0.36%) WSH
4 1 (0.36%) WinForms
4 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.30%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.61%) FMCG
4 8 (2.89%) iPhone
4 8 (2.89%) Replication
5 7 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.53%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.17%) PKI
6 6 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.17%) iPad
7 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.44%) NHS
8 4 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.44%) User Experience
8 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.08%) Xbox
9 3 (1.08%) Open Source
9 3 (1.08%) VUI
9 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 169 (61.01%) Windows 7
3 80 (28.88%) Windows XP
4 63 (22.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (7.58%) Mac OS X
8 20 (7.22%) Linux
9 13 (4.69%) Windows Phone
10 10 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (2.89%) Android
12 7 (2.53%) Windows Vista
12 7 (2.53%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.17%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.17%) UNIX
14 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.08%) Windows Phone 7
15 3 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (1.08%) Solaris
15 3 (1.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.05%) ITIL
2 25 (9.03%) Migration
3 12 (4.33%) Project Management
4 10 (3.61%) Problem Management
5 9 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (3.25%) Document Management
6 8 (2.89%) PRINCE2
7 7 (2.53%) Service Management
7 7 (2.53%) Change Management
7 7 (2.53%) Incident Management
7 7 (2.53%) Line Management
8 6 (2.17%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (2.17%) Time Management
9 5 (1.81%) Test Scripting
9 5 (1.81%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (1.81%) Asset Management
9 5 (1.81%) Investment Management
10 4 (1.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.30%) SQL
2 14 (5.05%) C#
2 14 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.53%) Perl
4 6 (2.17%) VBScript
5 3 (1.08%) PHP
5 3 (1.08%) Python
5 3 (1.08%) XAML
6 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.72%) C
6 2 (0.72%) VBA
6 2 (0.72%) Java
7 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.36%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) VB
7 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.14%) MCSE
4 13 (4.69%) Degree
5 9 (3.25%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (2.17%) CCNA
6 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.81%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.44%) MCP
9 2 (0.72%) ISEB
9 2 (0.72%) MCSA
9 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.69%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) COBIT
2 4 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (40.07%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.05%) XenApp
4 8 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.89%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.89%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.08%) vSphere
6 3 (1.08%) XenServer
7 2 (0.72%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) NLBS
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (13.36%) SCCM
2 9 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.89%) WSUS
4 7 (2.53%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.44%) DameWare
5 4 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.08%) Nessus
6 3 (1.08%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.72%) FreeIPA
7 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 2 (0.72%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.36%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 113 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 59 (21.30%) Citrix
3 40 (14.44%) VMware
4 33 (11.91%) Cisco
5 18 (6.50%) Dell
6 17 (6.14%) Apple
7 16 (5.78%) Symantec
7 16 (5.78%) HP
8 14 (5.05%) Bloomberg
9 12 (4.33%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.33%) SAP
9 12 (4.33%) Google
10 11 (3.97%) Reuters
11 10 (3.61%) Lotus
12 7 (2.53%) CQG
12 7 (2.53%) Kaspersky
12 7 (2.53%) Veeam
13 6 (2.17%) Adobe
14 5 (1.81%) Oracle
14 5 (1.81%) CommVault
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Talent Spa
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 5 days ago