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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 305 295 342
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +47
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 111 138 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.58% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.18% 2.54% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 43
Average daily rate
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£189 £180 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.21% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.17 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.61% +32.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.80 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%
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
5098 5426 5719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.50% 22.67% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3464 3543 3745
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 242 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -2 29 £180 -26.15% 16
Feltham -6 4 - - 2
Enfield - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 267 (100.00%) Windows
2 177 (66.29%) Windows 7
3 120 (44.94%) Active Directory
4 117 (43.82%) Microsoft
5 94 (35.21%) MS Office
6 63 (23.60%) VMware
6 63 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (20.60%) Citrix
9 54 (20.22%) SCCM
10 53 (19.85%) ITIL
11 52 (19.48%) MS Excel
12 48 (17.98%) MS Exchange
13 43 (16.10%) Windows XP
14 41 (15.36%) DNS
15 40 (14.98%) LAN
16 39 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 37 (13.86%) TCP/IP
18 35 (13.11%) SAN
19 34 (12.73%) Cisco
19 34 (12.73%) Linux
20 33 (12.36%) DHCP
20 33 (12.36%) Apple
21 31 (11.61%) Blackberry
22 30 (11.24%) WAN
23 29 (10.86%) MCSE
23 29 (10.86%) SQL Server
24 26 (9.74%) Firewall
25 25 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
26 24 (8.99%) Ubuntu

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 48 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.99%) Lync
4 15 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.62%) IIS
8 6 (2.25%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.50%) Node.js
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 94 (35.21%) MS Office
2 52 (19.48%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.37%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.61%) Office 365
2 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.50%) SaaS
2 4 (1.50%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.36%) DNS
2 40 (14.98%) LAN
3 37 (13.86%) TCP/IP
4 35 (13.11%) SAN
5 33 (12.36%) DHCP
6 30 (11.24%) WAN
7 26 (9.74%) Firewall
8 18 (6.74%) VPN
9 13 (4.87%) IPv4
10 12 (4.49%) NAS
11 9 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.37%) Internet
11 9 (3.37%) LDAP
12 8 (3.00%) VLAN
12 8 (3.00%) iSCSI
13 7 (2.62%) Wireless
13 7 (2.62%) WLAN
14 6 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.25%) Network Security
15 5 (1.87%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.25%) MySQL
3 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.37%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.12%) MSI
3 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.75%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (8.24%) Finance
2 11 (4.12%) Retail
3 9 (3.37%) Law
4 7 (2.62%) Banking
5 6 (2.25%) Legal
5 6 (2.25%) Advertising
5 6 (2.25%) Marketing
6 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Publishing
7 4 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.75%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.37%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (21.72%) Analyst
2 50 (18.73%) Support Engineer
3 37 (13.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (11.24%) Support Analyst
5 23 (8.61%) Desktop Support
6 22 (8.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 21 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (7.87%) Service Analyst
8 19 (7.12%) IT Support
9 18 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (6.37%) Developer
11 16 (5.99%) Administrator
12 14 (5.24%) Deployment Engineer
13 12 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (4.12%) Project Manager
14 11 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
14 11 (4.12%) Desktop Analyst
15 10 (3.75%) IT Support Analyst
16 9 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Web Services
1 5 (1.87%) LINQ
2 4 (1.50%) .NET
3 3 (1.12%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.75%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) XML
5 1 (0.37%) XSD
5 1 (0.37%) XSLT
5 1 (0.37%) XHTML
5 1 (0.37%) Ajax
5 1 (0.37%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.37%) WCF
5 1 (0.37%) WPF
5 1 (0.37%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.61%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.99%) iPad
3 15 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.62%) iPhone
4 14 (5.24%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.87%) Mobile App
6 11 (4.12%) Fat Client
6 11 (4.12%) Thin Client
7 9 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.62%) User Experience
8 7 (2.62%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.12%) PKI
10 3 (1.12%) Clustering
10 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.75%) NHS
11 2 (0.75%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.75%) VLE
11 2 (0.75%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 267 (100.00%) Windows
2 177 (66.29%) Windows 7
3 63 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (16.10%) Windows XP
6 34 (12.73%) Linux
7 24 (8.99%) Ubuntu
8 20 (7.49%) Mac OS X
8 20 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (7.12%) Android
10 13 (4.87%) UNIX
10 13 (4.87%) Mac OS
10 13 (4.87%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.37%) Windows Phone
11 9 (3.37%) CentOS
12 7 (2.62%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.50%) Solaris
13 4 (1.50%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.85%) ITIL
2 20 (7.49%) Project Management
3 13 (4.87%) Data Protection
4 11 (4.12%) PRINCE2
5 10 (3.75%) Service Management
6 9 (3.37%) Mobile Development
7 8 (3.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.00%) Capacity Management
8 7 (2.62%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (2.62%) Change Management
9 6 (2.25%) Migration
9 6 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (2.25%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.25%) iOS Development
10 5 (1.87%) Line Management
10 5 (1.87%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.87%) Identity Management
10 5 (1.87%) MVC
11 4 (1.50%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (1.50%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.24%) SQL
2 19 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.87%) C#
4 8 (3.00%) Perl
4 8 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.00%) Python
5 6 (2.25%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.50%) Java
6 4 (1.50%) VB
7 2 (0.75%) XAML
7 2 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.37%) VB6
8 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.37%) VBA
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (10.86%) MCSE
3 21 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.74%) MCSA
5 16 (5.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.37%) MCP
9 8 (3.00%) MCTS
10 7 (2.62%) CCNA
11 6 (2.25%) CCNP
11 6 (2.25%) MCDST
11 6 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.12%) RHCE
13 3 (1.12%) MCITP
14 2 (0.75%) Degree
14 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.75%) CCEE
14 2 (0.75%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.74%) SLA
2 7 (2.62%) QA
3 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 120 (44.94%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.99%) vSphere
4 11 (4.12%) XenApp
5 8 (3.00%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.62%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.87%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.12%) XenServer
8 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (20.22%) SCCM
2 12 (4.49%) Puppet
3 11 (4.12%) ZABBIX
4 6 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.87%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.50%) Nagios
6 4 (1.50%) Cacti
6 4 (1.50%) SmokePing
6 4 (1.50%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.75%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.75%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.75%) DameWare
8 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.75%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.37%) SCOM
9 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 117 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 63 (23.60%) VMware
3 55 (20.60%) Citrix
4 34 (12.73%) Cisco
5 33 (12.36%) Apple
6 21 (7.87%) Dell
7 20 (7.49%) HP
8 11 (4.12%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.75%) Reuters
9 10 (3.75%) Sophos
10 9 (3.37%) Remedy
10 9 (3.37%) McAfee
11 8 (3.00%) Juniper
12 7 (2.62%) Symantec
13 6 (2.25%) Lotus
14 5 (1.87%) Oracle
14 5 (1.87%) Google
14 5 (1.87%) Polycom
15 4 (1.50%) LANDesk
15 4 (1.50%) AppSense
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Feltham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago