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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 274 279 311
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +32
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 132 135 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.64% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.10% 2.83% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 47
Average daily rate £286 £205 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.63% -47.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £112 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £158 £282
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -44.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.72 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.22% -46.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.50 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £22.14 £158.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+11.13% -7.69%
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
4262 4774 4667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.06% 22.75% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2915 3297 3063
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 148 214
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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 +41 14 £275 +22.22% 8
Westminster - 2 £413 -
Uxbridge -1 1 - -
Croydon -11 1 £500 +90.47%
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Wembley - 1 £120 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 202 (72.14%) Windows 7
3 171 (61.07%) Active Directory
4 146 (52.14%) Microsoft
5 142 (50.71%) MS Office
6 98 (35.00%) ITIL
7 89 (31.79%) MS Excel
8 74 (26.43%) Citrix
9 59 (21.07%) Windows Server
10 54 (19.29%) SCCM
11 52 (18.57%) VMware
12 51 (18.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 49 (17.50%) Office 365
14 46 (16.43%) MS Exchange
15 41 (14.64%) Cisco
16 40 (14.29%) Finance
17 38 (13.57%) Windows XP
18 34 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 33 (11.79%) Android
20 29 (10.36%) Apple iOS
20 29 (10.36%) Apple
21 28 (10.00%) Firewall
21 28 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
22 27 (9.64%) PowerShell
23 25 (8.93%) Mac OS X
24 24 (8.57%) Skype for Business
24 24 (8.57%) Security Cleared
25 23 (8.21%) XenApp
25 23 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
25 23 (8.21%) Juniper

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (16.43%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.71%) IBM Notes
5 13 (4.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (3.21%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.07%) IIS
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (0.71%) WordPress
11 2 (0.71%) Zimbra
12 1 (0.36%) Apache
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 142 (50.71%) MS Office
2 89 (31.79%) MS Excel
3 14 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.50%) Office 365
2 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.14%) SaaS
4 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.43%) Google Apps
6 3 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.00%) Firewall
2 22 (7.86%) DNS
2 22 (7.86%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.14%) DHCP
4 18 (6.43%) LAN
5 16 (5.71%) Internet
6 15 (5.36%) WAN
7 14 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (4.64%) SAN
9 12 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (4.29%) Network Security
10 7 (2.50%) VPN
11 6 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.14%) Intranet
11 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.79%) IPv4
12 5 (1.79%) NAS
12 5 (1.79%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.79%) Skype
13 4 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.07%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.79%) MSTest
2 5 (1.79%) NUnit
3 4 (1.43%) MSI
4 2 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (14.29%) Finance
2 18 (6.43%) Law
2 18 (6.43%) Legal
3 12 (4.29%) Front Office
4 11 (3.93%) Banking
5 6 (2.14%) Retail
5 6 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.79%) Back Office
6 5 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.07%) Advertising
7 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.07%) French Language
8 2 (0.71%) German Language
8 2 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (33.21%) Analyst
2 55 (19.64%) Desktop Support
3 47 (16.79%) Support Engineer
4 43 (15.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 41 (14.64%) Service Analyst
6 40 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 37 (13.21%) Support Analyst
8 28 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 28 (10.00%) IT Support
9 25 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 24 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 19 (6.79%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (6.43%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (6.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
15 15 (5.36%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
15 15 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (5.36%) Help Desk Support
15 15 (5.36%) Windows Support Analyst
15 15 (5.36%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) HTML
2 6 (2.14%) .NET
2 6 (2.14%) HTML5
3 5 (1.79%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.79%) Silverlight
3 5 (1.79%) WCF
3 5 (1.79%) WPF
4 4 (1.43%) jQuery
5 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.71%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.71%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) CSS3
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 21 (7.50%) iPhone
3 10 (3.57%) BYOD
3 10 (3.57%) iPad
4 7 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.43%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.07%) NHS
8 3 (1.07%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.07%) User Experience
9 2 (0.71%) EPoS
9 2 (0.71%) PKI
9 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 202 (72.14%) Windows 7
3 59 (21.07%) Windows Server
4 51 (18.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (13.57%) Windows XP
6 34 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (11.79%) Android
8 29 (10.36%) Apple iOS
9 25 (8.93%) Mac OS X
10 19 (6.79%) Linux
11 18 (6.43%) Windows 10
12 16 (5.71%) Mac OS
13 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.86%) Windows Phone
15 6 (2.14%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.43%) Unix
16 4 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000
17 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.00%) ITIL
2 15 (5.36%) Asset Management
3 14 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (3.93%) ITSM
5 11 (3.93%) Migration
6 10 (3.57%) Service Management
7 9 (3.21%) Project Management
8 8 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (2.86%) ITIL V3
8 8 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.14%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.14%) TDD
10 5 (1.79%) Change Control
10 5 (1.79%) CRM
10 5 (1.79%) OO
10 5 (1.79%) Release Management
10 5 (1.79%) Web Development
10 5 (1.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.64%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.21%) SQL
3 6 (2.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.79%) XAML
5 3 (1.07%) C
5 3 (1.07%) VB
6 2 (0.71%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) Java
7 1 (0.36%) PHP
7 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.71%) Degree
5 12 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.29%) MCSE
6 8 (2.86%) CCNP
7 6 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.79%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.79%) MCITP
9 4 (1.43%) CCNA
9 4 (1.43%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.43%) MCP
9 4 (1.43%) MCSA
10 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.71%) MCT
10 2 (0.71%) MCTS
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 171 (61.07%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (8.21%) XenApp
3 11 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.43%) NFS
6 4 (1.43%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.43%) vCloud
6 4 (1.43%) vSphere
7 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.71%) XenServer
9 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 54 (19.29%) SCCM
2 6 (2.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.79%) Casper Suite
3 5 (1.79%) SCOM
4 4 (1.43%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (1.07%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (1.07%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.36%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.36%) SCSM
7 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 74 (26.43%) Citrix
3 52 (18.57%) VMware
4 41 (14.64%) Cisco
5 29 (10.36%) Apple
6 23 (8.21%) Juniper
7 17 (6.07%) Lotus
8 16 (5.71%) CheckPoint
8 16 (5.71%) HP
9 15 (5.36%) SolarWinds
10 13 (4.64%) Intel Security
11 12 (4.29%) Bloomberg
12 10 (3.57%) Symantec
13 9 (3.21%) Remedy
14 8 (2.86%) Reuters
15 7 (2.50%) Dell
15 7 (2.50%) FactSet
16 6 (2.14%) Adobe
16 6 (2.14%) MobileIron
17 5 (1.79%) Google
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