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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 295 267 324
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +57
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 138 155 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.69% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 3.20% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 92 64
Average daily rate £300 £225 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £116 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £208 £220
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.00 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
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
4826 4843 4931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.97% 21.61% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3447 3237 3344
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 180 224
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.50 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the London region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 15 £300 +16.50% 7
Southall - 2 £200 -
Westminster - 2 £185 - 1
Croydon -11 1 - - 2
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Wembley - 1 £120 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 252 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (75.40%) Windows 7
3 162 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 130 (51.59%) MS Office
5 124 (49.21%) Microsoft
6 82 (32.54%) ITIL
7 75 (29.76%) MS Excel
8 65 (25.79%) Citrix
9 63 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 57 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (19.05%) SCCM
11 48 (19.05%) VMware
12 46 (18.25%) MS Exchange
13 44 (17.46%) Office 365
14 41 (16.27%) Cisco
15 36 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (13.89%) Windows 10
17 34 (13.49%) Firewall
18 29 (11.51%) Security Cleared
19 27 (10.71%) Mac OS X
20 26 (10.32%) Windows XP
20 26 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
21 25 (9.92%) Skype for Business
21 25 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 24 (9.52%) Linux
22 24 (9.52%) Finance
23 23 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
23 23 (9.13%) Android
24 21 (8.33%) Juniper
24 21 (8.33%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 46 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (9.92%) Skype for Business
4 16 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (6.35%) IBM Notes
5 10 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.19%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.79%) IIS
9 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (51.59%) MS Office
2 75 (29.76%) MS Excel
3 14 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.46%) Office 365
2 11 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.78%) Google Apps
3 7 (2.78%) SaaS
4 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.19%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.79%) IaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.49%) Firewall
2 20 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.35%) DNS
4 15 (5.95%) Internet
5 14 (5.56%) LAN
5 14 (5.56%) SAN
6 13 (5.16%) DHCP
6 13 (5.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (5.16%) VPN
6 13 (5.16%) WAN
7 10 (3.97%) Intranet
7 10 (3.97%) Network Security
7 10 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (2.38%) Wireless
9 5 (1.98%) IPsec
9 5 (1.98%) NAS
9 5 (1.98%) SSL
10 4 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.59%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) MSI
2 2 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
General
1 24 (9.52%) Finance
2 21 (8.33%) Legal
3 15 (5.95%) Law
4 8 (3.17%) Banking
5 6 (2.38%) Front Office
5 6 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.98%) Advertising
6 5 (1.98%) Back Office
6 5 (1.98%) Games
6 5 (1.98%) Retail
7 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (34.13%) Analyst
2 45 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 44 (17.46%) Desktop Support
4 38 (15.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (15.08%) Service Analyst
5 37 (14.68%) Service Desk Analyst
6 34 (13.49%) Support Analyst
7 33 (13.10%) IT Support
8 26 (10.32%) Windows Engineer
9 23 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 20 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (7.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (7.54%) Windows Support Analyst
12 17 (6.75%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (6.75%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (6.35%) Support Manager
14 13 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (5.16%) Active Directory Support
14 13 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (4.76%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.59%) jQuery
2 2 (0.79%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.40%) CSS
3 1 (0.40%) CSS3
3 1 (0.40%) HTML
3 1 (0.40%) HTML5
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.40%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (0.40%) WPF
3 1 (0.40%) XML
3 1 (0.40%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.56%) iPhone
3 11 (4.37%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.97%) iPad
5 6 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.38%) PKI
5 6 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.98%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.59%) Animation
7 4 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.59%) NHS
7 4 (1.59%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.19%) CESG
8 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 252 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (75.40%) Windows 7
3 63 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 57 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (13.89%) Windows 10
7 27 (10.71%) Mac OS X
8 26 (10.32%) Windows XP
9 24 (9.52%) Linux
10 23 (9.13%) Android
11 18 (7.14%) Apple iOS
12 15 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.17%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.98%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.98%) Unix
14 5 (1.98%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000
16 3 (1.19%) CentOS
16 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.54%) ITIL
2 18 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 14 (5.56%) Migration
4 13 (5.16%) Asset Management
4 13 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 12 (4.76%) Service Management
6 9 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.17%) CRM
7 8 (3.17%) ITIL V3
7 8 (3.17%) Workflow
8 7 (2.78%) Project Management
9 6 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.38%) ITSM
9 6 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (2.38%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.38%) Release Management
9 6 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (1.98%) Change Control
10 5 (1.98%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.57%) SQL
3 5 (1.98%) C
3 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.79%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) C#
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) PHP
5 1 (0.40%) VB
5 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 19 (7.54%) Degree
5 14 (5.56%) MCSE
6 9 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.17%) MCITP
8 7 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (2.78%) MCTS
9 6 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.98%) CCNA
10 5 (1.98%) MCP
11 4 (1.59%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.59%) CCNP
12 3 (1.19%) MCSA
13 2 (0.79%) CCA
13 2 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.79%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.33%) SLA
2 8 (3.17%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 162 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.54%) XenApp
4 13 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.78%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.59%) NFS
7 4 (1.59%) vCloud
7 4 (1.59%) vSphere
8 3 (1.19%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.19%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.19%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.40%) SRDF
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (19.05%) SCCM
2 6 (2.38%) SCOM
3 5 (1.98%) EMC VPLEX
3 5 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.98%) WSUS
4 4 (1.59%) Casper Suite
4 4 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.19%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 124 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 65 (25.79%) Citrix
3 48 (19.05%) VMware
4 41 (16.27%) Cisco
5 21 (8.33%) Juniper
6 18 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 17 (6.75%) Intel Security
8 16 (6.35%) Lotus
9 15 (5.95%) SolarWinds
10 14 (5.56%) Apple
10 14 (5.56%) HP
11 11 (4.37%) Dell
11 11 (4.37%) Symantec
12 8 (3.17%) Google
13 7 (2.78%) Adobe
14 6 (2.38%) LANDesk
14 6 (2.38%) MobileIron
15 5 (1.98%) Bloomberg
15 5 (1.98%) EMC
15 5 (1.98%) iManage
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