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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 254 295 355
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +60
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 151 131 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.54% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.88% 2.42% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 82 11
Average daily rate
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£225 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £493 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-37.20% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -
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
5252 5419 4904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.27% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3706 3608 3161
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 220 300
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +5 26 £270 -11.47% 14
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £228 - 3
Uxbridge - 3 £196 - 1
Twickenham - 2 - -
Croydon -4 1 £263 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Greenwich - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 180 (62.28%) Windows 7
3 118 (40.83%) Microsoft
4 115 (39.79%) Active Directory
5 97 (33.56%) MS Office
6 85 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 65 (22.49%) MS Exchange
8 64 (22.15%) Citrix
8 64 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (20.07%) MS Excel
10 53 (18.34%) ITIL
11 47 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (14.53%) VMware
13 36 (12.46%) Cisco
13 36 (12.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 36 (12.46%) SCCM
14 35 (12.11%) LAN
14 35 (12.11%) TCP/IP
14 35 (12.11%) Finance
15 34 (11.76%) DNS
16 31 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 31 (10.73%) Firewall
17 29 (10.03%) DHCP
18 28 (9.69%) VPN
18 28 (9.69%) Blackberry
18 28 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (9.00%) Migration
20 24 (8.30%) WAN
21 23 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (7.96%) Security Cleared

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 65 (22.49%) MS Exchange
2 36 (12.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.84%) Lync
6 11 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.46%) IIS
7 10 (3.46%) IBM Notes
8 9 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.04%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.69%) Apache
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 97 (33.56%) MS Office
2 58 (20.07%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.35%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.50%) Office 365
2 8 (2.77%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.04%) IaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.11%) LAN
1 35 (12.11%) TCP/IP
2 34 (11.76%) DNS
3 31 (10.73%) Firewall
4 29 (10.03%) DHCP
5 28 (9.69%) VPN
6 24 (8.30%) WAN
7 15 (5.19%) Internet
7 15 (5.19%) SAN
8 12 (4.15%) Wireless
9 10 (3.46%) VLAN
10 9 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.11%) VoIP
10 9 (3.11%) NAS
11 8 (2.77%) MPLS
12 6 (2.08%) FTP
12 6 (2.08%) 802.11
12 6 (2.08%) BIG-IP
13 5 (1.73%) DSL
14 4 (1.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.73%) MySQL
5 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.69%) EDMS
6 2 (0.69%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.35%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.35%) MS Access
7 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
2 1 (0.35%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (12.11%) Finance
2 12 (4.15%) Law
3 11 (3.81%) Legal
3 11 (3.81%) Banking
4 7 (2.42%) French Language
5 6 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.08%) Advertising
6 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.04%) Back Office
8 2 (0.69%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (19.72%) Analyst
2 43 (14.88%) Support Engineer
3 40 (13.84%) Desktop Support
4 30 (10.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 28 (9.69%) Support Analyst
6 21 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.23%) Developer
7 18 (6.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 16 (5.54%) IT Support
8 16 (5.54%) Trainer
8 16 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.19%) Service Analyst
9 15 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (5.19%) Project Manager
9 15 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.81%) Rollout Engineer
11 10 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 9 (3.11%) Desktop Analyst
13 8 (2.77%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.38%) WPF
2 3 (1.04%) XML
2 3 (1.04%) XNA
2 3 (1.04%) Silverlight
2 3 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.69%) LINQ
3 2 (0.69%) .NET
3 2 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.35%) WinForms
4 1 (0.35%) WSH
4 1 (0.35%) Flash
4 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) REST
4 1 (0.35%) HTML5
4 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.69%) Blackberry
2 17 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.46%) Fat Client
3 10 (3.46%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.11%) FMCG
5 8 (2.77%) iPhone
5 8 (2.77%) Replication
6 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.42%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.08%) PKI
7 6 (2.08%) iPad
7 6 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.38%) User Experience
10 3 (1.04%) NHS
10 3 (1.04%) Kinect
10 3 (1.04%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.04%) Open Source
10 3 (1.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 180 (62.28%) Windows 7
3 85 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 64 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (7.61%) Mac OS X
8 20 (6.92%) Linux
9 13 (4.50%) Windows Phone
10 11 (3.81%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (2.42%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.42%) Android
12 6 (2.08%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.08%) UNIX
13 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.04%) SUSE
14 3 (1.04%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.04%) Solaris
14 3 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.34%) ITIL
2 26 (9.00%) Migration
3 13 (4.50%) Problem Management
4 12 (4.15%) Document Management
5 11 (3.81%) Service Management
5 11 (3.81%) Project Management
6 9 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (3.11%) Time Management
7 8 (2.77%) Test Scripting
7 8 (2.77%) Incident Management
7 8 (2.77%) Line Management
8 7 (2.42%) Change Management
8 7 (2.42%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.08%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.08%) Asset Management
10 5 (1.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (1.73%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (1.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (1.73%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.61%) SQL
2 15 (5.19%) C#
3 13 (4.50%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.42%) Perl
5 6 (2.08%) VBScript
6 3 (1.04%) XAML
6 3 (1.04%) Python
6 3 (1.04%) PHP
7 2 (0.69%) VBA
7 2 (0.69%) Java
7 2 (0.69%) C
7 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 23 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.88%) MCSE
2 17 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.81%) Degree
4 9 (3.11%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (2.08%) CCNA
5 6 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.73%) MCP
6 5 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.38%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.69%) VCP5
8 2 (0.69%) MCSA
8 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.84%) SLA
2 6 (2.08%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 115 (39.79%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.50%) XenApp
4 11 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.77%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.77%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.38%) NLBS
8 4 (1.38%) Xen
9 2 (0.69%) XenServer
9 2 (0.69%) vSphere
9 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.35%) Firmware
10 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (12.46%) SCCM
2 11 (3.81%) WSUS
3 9 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.73%) DameWare
6 3 (1.04%) Nessus
6 3 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.69%) SCOM
7 2 (0.69%) FreeIPA
7 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.69%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 118 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 64 (22.15%) Citrix
3 42 (14.53%) VMware
4 36 (12.46%) Cisco
5 20 (6.92%) Dell
6 18 (6.23%) HP
6 18 (6.23%) Apple
7 16 (5.54%) Symantec
8 15 (5.19%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.50%) Bloomberg
10 12 (4.15%) SAP
11 11 (3.81%) Google
12 10 (3.46%) Reuters
12 10 (3.46%) Lotus
13 7 (2.42%) CQG
13 7 (2.42%) Kaspersky
13 7 (2.42%) Veeam
14 5 (1.73%) Wyse
14 5 (1.73%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.73%) CommVault
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