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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 309 338 296
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 128 108 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 2.13% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 73
Median daily rate £200 £195 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £200 £294
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -31.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £13.98 £15.50 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -10.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.88 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £18.05 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
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
4721 5075 5516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.79% 21.46% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3303 3463 3602
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 143 247
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% +13.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.69 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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 August 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 +21 20 £425 +136.11% 6
Brentford - 2 £145 -
Uxbridge - 2 £350 -
Greenford - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £255 -
Wimbledon - 1 £351 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (68.64%) Windows 7
3 151 (63.98%) Active Directory
4 125 (52.97%) MS Office
5 123 (52.12%) Microsoft
6 85 (36.02%) Windows 10
7 80 (33.90%) MS Excel
8 64 (27.12%) Citrix
9 61 (25.85%) Windows Server
10 54 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (22.46%) ITIL
12 50 (21.19%) SCCM
13 47 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (17.37%) MS Exchange
15 40 (16.95%) Office 365
16 39 (16.53%) VMware
17 34 (14.41%) Windows XP
18 30 (12.71%) PowerShell
19 29 (12.29%) XenApp
20 24 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
20 24 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (10.17%) Android
20 24 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (10.17%) Mac OS X
20 24 (10.17%) Apple
21 23 (9.75%) Linux
22 22 (9.32%) Firewall
22 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
23 21 (8.90%) Cisco
24 20 (8.47%) TCP/IP

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 41 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.47%) Skype for Business
4 16 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (6.78%) IBM Notes
5 11 (4.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (4.66%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.54%) IIS
8 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.69%) Apache
9 4 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.85%) Documentum
12 1 (0.42%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.42%) WordPress
12 1 (0.42%) Zimbra
Applications
1 125 (52.97%) MS Office
2 80 (33.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.42%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.95%) Office 365
2 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.39%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.27%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.32%) Firewall
2 20 (8.47%) Internet
2 20 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.47%) VPN
3 15 (6.36%) DHCP
4 13 (5.51%) SSL
5 12 (5.08%) DNS
6 10 (4.24%) LAN
6 10 (4.24%) SAN
6 10 (4.24%) VoIP
7 9 (3.81%) Intranet
7 9 (3.81%) IPsec
7 9 (3.81%) Skype
8 7 (2.97%) WAN
8 7 (2.97%) Wireless
9 6 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.12%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.12%) NAS
10 5 (2.12%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.42%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Axure RP
1 2 (0.85%) MSI
2 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 18 (7.63%) Finance
2 10 (4.24%) Publishing
2 10 (4.24%) Retail
3 8 (3.39%) Banking
3 8 (3.39%) Legal
4 5 (2.12%) Law
5 4 (1.69%) Advertising
5 4 (1.69%) Back Office
6 2 (0.85%) Billing
6 2 (0.85%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (36.44%) Analyst
2 47 (19.92%) Support Analyst
3 45 (19.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 34 (14.41%) IT Support
5 33 (13.98%) Service Analyst
5 33 (13.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 33 (13.98%) Support Engineer
6 29 (12.29%) Windows Engineer
7 27 (11.44%) Desktop Support
8 26 (11.02%) IT Analyst
9 18 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 18 (7.63%) IT Support Analyst
10 16 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (6.36%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (5.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (5.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (5.51%) Help Desk Analyst
12 13 (5.51%) Help Desk Support
12 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.66%) CSS
1 11 (4.66%) HTML
2 9 (3.81%) HTML5
3 8 (3.39%) WinForms
4 4 (1.69%) .NET
5 3 (1.27%) WPF
6 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.85%) XSLT
7 1 (0.42%) CSS3
7 1 (0.42%) EDI
7 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.42%) XML
7 1 (0.42%) XNA
7 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.05%) Smartphone
2 18 (7.63%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.08%) PKI
4 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.81%) iPhone
6 7 (2.97%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.97%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.54%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.12%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.12%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.12%) iPad
9 4 (1.69%) CESG
9 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.27%) BYOD
10 3 (1.27%) CMDB
11 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.85%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (68.64%) Windows 7
3 85 (36.02%) Windows 10
4 61 (25.85%) Windows Server
5 54 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (14.41%) Windows XP
8 24 (10.17%) Android
8 24 (10.17%) Mac OS X
9 23 (9.75%) Linux
10 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (5.93%) Apple iOS
12 12 (5.08%) Ubuntu
13 11 (4.66%) Mac OS
14 6 (2.54%) Windows 2000
14 6 (2.54%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.46%) ITIL
2 18 (7.63%) Migration
3 15 (6.36%) Service Management
4 11 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (4.24%) Incident Management
5 10 (4.24%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 10 (4.24%) Problem Management
6 9 (3.81%) Patch Management
6 9 (3.81%) Regression Testing
6 9 (3.81%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.39%) CRM
7 8 (3.39%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (3.39%) Identity Management
7 8 (3.39%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (3.39%) Security Architecture
7 8 (3.39%) Service Design
7 8 (3.39%) Software Deployment
8 7 (2.97%) Project Management
8 7 (2.97%) Software Distribution
9 6 (2.54%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.71%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.66%) XAML
3 10 (4.24%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.24%) VBScript
4 8 (3.39%) ECMAScript
4 8 (3.39%) SQL
4 8 (3.39%) TypeScript
5 7 (2.97%) VB
6 6 (2.54%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.54%) C
6 6 (2.54%) Python
7 5 (2.12%) C#
8 3 (1.27%) Java
9 2 (0.85%) Delphi
9 2 (0.85%) Pascal
9 2 (0.85%) PHP
9 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.78%) Degree
5 15 (6.36%) MCSE
6 10 (4.24%) MCTS
7 9 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.54%) CCA
9 6 (2.54%) MCITP
9 6 (2.54%) MCP
10 5 (2.12%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.69%) ACMT
11 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.69%) MCSA
12 3 (1.27%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.27%) CCNA
12 3 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (63.98%) Active Directory
2 29 (12.29%) XenApp
3 24 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.20%) BitLocker
5 16 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 16 (6.78%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.54%) Xen
7 5 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.69%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.69%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.85%) vSphere
11 1 (0.42%) Samba
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (21.19%) SCCM
2 13 (5.51%) SCOM
2 13 (5.51%) WSUS
3 6 (2.54%) Casper Suite
4 5 (2.12%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.85%) SCSM
7 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.42%) DameWare
7 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (52.12%) Microsoft
2 64 (27.12%) Citrix
3 39 (16.53%) VMware
4 24 (10.17%) Apple
5 21 (8.90%) Cisco
6 17 (7.20%) Dell
6 17 (7.20%) HP
7 16 (6.78%) Lotus
8 14 (5.93%) Symantec
9 11 (4.66%) Google
10 8 (3.39%) Mitel
11 6 (2.54%) LANDesk
12 5 (2.12%) Adobe
12 5 (2.12%) Dell Compellent
12 5 (2.12%) MobileIron
12 5 (2.12%) NetApp
13 4 (1.69%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.69%) Canon
13 4 (1.69%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.69%) Reuters
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