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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 277 344 396
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +52
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 139 87 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.35% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 1.52% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 43 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £176 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 0
Average hourly rate £17.17 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
5522 5726 5565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.89% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3610 3746 3385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +31 35 £244 -23.82% 12
Uxbridge - 2 £153 - 1
Bromley - 1 £140 -
Hounslow - 1 £90 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Erith - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 164 (60.52%) Windows 7
3 113 (41.70%) Active Directory
4 108 (39.85%) Microsoft
5 72 (26.57%) MS Office
6 59 (21.77%) MS Exchange
7 57 (21.03%) SCCM
8 55 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (19.56%) Windows XP
10 51 (18.82%) Citrix
11 38 (14.02%) ITIL
12 37 (13.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (13.65%) VMware
13 36 (13.28%) C#
13 36 (13.28%) MS Excel
14 33 (12.18%) Blackberry
15 30 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
16 28 (10.33%) PowerShell
16 28 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (9.23%) Finance
18 21 (7.75%) Cisco
18 21 (7.75%) SQL
18 21 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (7.38%) Apple
19 20 (7.38%) Dell
19 20 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (7.01%) Firewall
20 19 (7.01%) Office 365
21 17 (6.27%) HP
21 17 (6.27%) LAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 59 (21.77%) MS Exchange
2 30 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.54%) Lync
4 13 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (4.43%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.32%) IIS
7 8 (2.95%) IBM Notes
8 7 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.74%) Node.js
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.37%) CMS
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (26.57%) MS Office
2 36 (13.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) assyst
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.37%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.01%) Office 365
2 4 (1.48%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.01%) Firewall
2 17 (6.27%) LAN
3 15 (5.54%) VPN
4 13 (4.80%) DNS
5 11 (4.06%) DHCP
6 10 (3.69%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.69%) WAN
7 8 (2.95%) Wireless
8 6 (2.21%) Internet
9 5 (1.85%) SAN
9 5 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.48%) VoIP
11 3 (1.11%) MPLS
11 3 (1.11%) DSL
11 3 (1.11%) H.323
11 3 (1.11%) PABX
11 3 (1.11%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.11%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.11%) VLAN
11 3 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.37%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.37%) DataStage
5 1 (0.37%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (5.90%) MSI
2 14 (5.17%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 25 (9.23%) Finance
2 16 (5.90%) Banking
3 11 (4.06%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.58%) Advertising
5 6 (2.21%) Law
5 6 (2.21%) Legal
6 5 (1.85%) French Language
7 3 (1.11%) Publishing
8 2 (0.74%) Games
8 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Retail
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (18.82%) Analyst
2 34 (12.55%) Support Engineer
3 25 (9.23%) Developer
3 25 (9.23%) SCCM Engineer
4 22 (8.12%) Desktop Support
5 21 (7.75%) Support Analyst
6 18 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (6.64%) Service Analyst
6 18 (6.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.80%) Trainer
9 12 (4.43%) Consultant
9 12 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.69%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.32%) IT Support
12 9 (3.32%) Mobile Developer
12 9 (3.32%) Windows Mobile Developer
13 8 (2.95%) Desktop Analyst
13 8 (2.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.58%) .NET
1 7 (2.58%) WPF
2 6 (2.21%) Silverlight
3 5 (1.85%) HTML5
3 5 (1.85%) REST
3 5 (1.85%) HTML
3 5 (1.85%) CSS
4 4 (1.48%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.11%) XNA
5 3 (1.11%) XML
6 1 (0.37%) ODBC
6 1 (0.37%) Flash
6 1 (0.37%) JSON
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services
6 1 (0.37%) WinRT
6 1 (0.37%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.18%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.58%) Thin Client
2 7 (2.58%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.85%) Open Source
5 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.48%) Xbox
5 4 (1.48%) iPhone
6 3 (1.11%) Kinect
6 3 (1.11%) VUI
6 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.74%) FMCG
7 2 (0.74%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.74%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.37%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 164 (60.52%) Windows 7
3 55 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (19.56%) Windows XP
5 37 (13.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.90%) Mac OS X
8 15 (5.54%) Windows Phone
9 14 (5.17%) Windows Mobile
10 12 (4.43%) Android
11 11 (4.06%) Windows Vista
12 10 (3.69%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.58%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.58%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.85%) Linux
15 3 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.74%) AIX
16 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
17 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.02%) ITIL
2 16 (5.90%) Migration
3 11 (4.06%) Problem Management
4 9 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (3.32%) Service Delivery
5 8 (2.95%) Asset Management
5 8 (2.95%) Document Management
5 8 (2.95%) Incident Management
5 8 (2.95%) Time Management
5 8 (2.95%) Test Scripting
6 7 (2.58%) Service Management
6 7 (2.58%) DNA
7 6 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (2.21%) MVVM
8 5 (1.85%) TDD
8 5 (1.85%) Regression Testing
8 5 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.48%) Change Management
9 4 (1.48%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (1.48%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.28%) C#
2 28 (10.33%) PowerShell
3 21 (7.75%) SQL
4 8 (2.95%) VBScript
5 7 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.58%) XAML
6 4 (1.48%) PHP
7 3 (1.11%) Perl
8 2 (0.74%) VB
9 1 (0.37%) C
9 1 (0.37%) C++
9 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.17%) MCSE
3 10 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.21%) CCNA
5 6 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.48%) MCP
6 4 (1.48%) MCITP
6 4 (1.48%) Degree
7 3 (1.11%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.74%) MCSA
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.37%) MCTS
9 1 (0.37%) CCIA
9 1 (0.37%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.58%) SLA
2 6 (2.21%) QA
System Software
1 113 (41.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.43%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.95%) XenApp
6 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.11%) Xen
6 3 (1.11%) NLBS
6 3 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.11%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.74%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.37%) XenServer
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 57 (21.03%) SCCM
2 17 (6.27%) WSUS
3 7 (2.58%) AppDNA
3 7 (2.58%) DameWare
4 6 (2.21%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.48%) SCOM
6 2 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 108 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 51 (18.82%) Citrix
3 37 (13.65%) VMware
4 21 (7.75%) Cisco
5 20 (7.38%) Dell
5 20 (7.38%) Apple
6 17 (6.27%) HP
7 10 (3.69%) SAP
8 8 (2.95%) Symantec
8 8 (2.95%) Lotus
9 7 (2.58%) Business Objects
9 7 (2.58%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.85%) Avaya
11 4 (1.48%) Wyse
11 4 (1.48%) Google
11 4 (1.48%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.11%) Mercator
12 3 (1.11%) IBM
13 2 (0.74%) Compaq
13 2 (0.74%) Adobe
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