The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 253 329 401
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +72
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 156 75 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.31% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.95% 1.43% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 44 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-37.77% -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5290 5255 5684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.78% 21.67% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3498 3420 3285
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £202 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 255 372
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 8
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +50 39 £270 -8.38% 16
Sidcup - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 159 (60.92%) Windows 7
3 121 (46.36%) Active Directory
4 105 (40.23%) Microsoft
5 73 (27.97%) SCCM
6 70 (26.82%) MS Office
7 63 (24.14%) Citrix
8 62 (23.75%) MS Exchange
9 55 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (19.54%) VMware
11 50 (19.16%) Windows XP
12 41 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (14.18%) ITIL
14 34 (13.03%) Blackberry
15 33 (12.64%) MS Excel
16 29 (11.11%) PowerShell
16 29 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 28 (10.73%) C#
18 27 (10.34%) Finance
19 24 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (8.81%) Apple
20 23 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (8.43%) WSUS
22 19 (7.28%) Cisco
23 18 (6.90%) DNS
23 18 (6.90%) LAN
23 18 (6.90%) SQL Server
23 18 (6.90%) HP
23 18 (6.90%) Migration

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 62 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (4.60%) Lync
7 11 (4.21%) IBM Notes
8 9 (3.45%) IIS
9 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.77%) Node.js
11 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.38%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.38%) CMS
12 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 70 (26.82%) MS Office
2 33 (12.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.51%) Office 365
2 4 (1.53%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.90%) LAN
1 18 (6.90%) DNS
1 18 (6.90%) Firewall
2 16 (6.13%) VPN
3 15 (5.75%) DHCP
4 13 (4.98%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.45%) WAN
6 8 (3.07%) SAN
6 8 (3.07%) Wireless
7 6 (2.30%) Internet
8 5 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.53%) VoIP
10 3 (1.15%) MPLS
10 3 (1.15%) DSL
10 3 (1.15%) H.323
10 3 (1.15%) DAB
10 3 (1.15%) PABX
10 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.15%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) DataStage
6 1 (0.38%) QualityStage
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.51%) MSI
2 14 (5.36%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (10.34%) Finance
2 16 (6.13%) Banking
3 12 (4.60%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.30%) Law
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) French Language
7 3 (1.15%) Advertising
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Games
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (19.54%) Analyst
2 29 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 25 (9.58%) SCCM Engineer
4 23 (8.81%) Support Analyst
5 21 (8.05%) Desktop Support
6 20 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (6.90%) Developer
8 17 (6.51%) Consultant
9 15 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (5.36%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Trainer
13 10 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Desktop Analyst
14 8 (3.07%) Architect
15 7 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
15 7 (2.68%) IT Support
15 7 (2.68%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.68%) HTML
1 7 (2.68%) .NET
1 7 (2.68%) HTML5
2 6 (2.30%) CSS
2 6 (2.30%) WPF
2 6 (2.30%) Silverlight
3 5 (1.92%) REST
4 4 (1.53%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.53%) XML
5 2 (0.77%) XNA
5 2 (0.77%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (0.77%) WinRT
5 2 (0.77%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) MEAP
6 1 (0.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.38%) WCF
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.38%) XSLT
6 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.03%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.68%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.68%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.68%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.30%) iPhone
4 5 (1.92%) Open Source
5 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.15%) Xbox
6 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.77%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.77%) iPad
6 2 (0.77%) HP StorageWorks
6 2 (0.77%) Kinect
7 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.38%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.38%) Animation
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 159 (60.92%) Windows 7
3 55 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.16%) Windows XP
5 41 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.75%) Mac OS X
8 14 (5.36%) Android
9 13 (4.98%) Apple iOS
10 12 (4.60%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.83%) Windows Phone
12 7 (2.68%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.68%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.92%) Linux
13 5 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.77%) AIX
15 2 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.18%) ITIL
2 18 (6.90%) Migration
3 15 (5.75%) Problem Management
4 12 (4.60%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.21%) Service Management
6 9 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.07%) Asset Management
7 8 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (2.68%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.68%) Document Management
8 7 (2.68%) DNA
9 6 (2.30%) MVVM
9 6 (2.30%) Time Management
10 5 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (1.53%) Change Management
11 4 (1.53%) CRM
11 4 (1.53%) E-Commerce
11 4 (1.53%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (1.53%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (1.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.73%) C#
3 15 (5.75%) SQL
4 9 (3.45%) VBScript
4 9 (3.45%) XAML
4 9 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.15%) VB
6 2 (0.77%) C++
6 2 (0.77%) Java
6 2 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.98%) MCSE
4 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.68%) MCITP
6 6 (2.30%) CCNA
6 6 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.92%) MCTS
8 4 (1.53%) Degree
8 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.15%) MCP
10 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.38%) CCIA
11 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) SLA
2 5 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 121 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.75%) VMware ESX
4 12 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.21%) XenApp
6 7 (2.68%) vSphere
7 5 (1.92%) Terminal Server
7 5 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.15%) Xen
8 3 (1.15%) NLBS
8 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (27.97%) SCCM
2 22 (8.43%) WSUS
3 7 (2.68%) AppDNA
4 6 (2.30%) DameWare
4 6 (2.30%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.53%) SCOM
6 3 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.77%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 105 (40.23%) Microsoft
2 63 (24.14%) Citrix
3 51 (19.54%) VMware
4 23 (8.81%) Apple
5 19 (7.28%) Cisco
6 18 (6.90%) HP
7 17 (6.51%) Dell
8 11 (4.21%) Lotus
9 9 (3.45%) SAP
9 9 (3.45%) Mercator
9 9 (3.45%) Symantec
10 7 (2.68%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.68%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.92%) Avaya
11 5 (1.92%) Google
11 5 (1.92%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.53%) NetApp
13 3 (1.15%) Wyse
14 2 (0.77%) Blue Coat
14 2 (0.77%) MobileIron
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