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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 272 252 349
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +97
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 140 166 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.72% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.85% 3.12% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 101 36
Average daily rate
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£190 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.55% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -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
4907 5318 4923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.44% 23.21% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3313 3578 3219
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 238 246
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.16 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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 -6 37 £246 -12.21% 10
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £165 -
Feltham - 2 - - 1
South Croydon - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Enfield - 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 £110 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 291 (100.00%) Windows
2 201 (69.07%) Windows 7
3 150 (51.55%) Active Directory
4 133 (45.70%) Microsoft
5 90 (30.93%) MS Office
6 70 (24.05%) ITIL
6 70 (24.05%) VMware
7 67 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (22.68%) Citrix
9 65 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (20.27%) MS Excel
11 53 (18.21%) MS Exchange
12 51 (17.53%) SCCM
13 45 (15.46%) Windows XP
14 42 (14.43%) DNS
15 39 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (13.06%) DHCP
16 38 (13.06%) LAN
17 37 (12.71%) TCP/IP
18 34 (11.68%) Apple
19 32 (11.00%) Linux
20 30 (10.31%) MCSE
21 29 (9.97%) SAN
21 29 (9.97%) Cisco
21 29 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2010
22 28 (9.62%) VPN
23 27 (9.28%) SQL
23 27 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
24 26 (8.93%) SQL Server
25 25 (8.59%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 53 (18.21%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (5.84%) Lync
4 16 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.09%) IIS
7 8 (2.75%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.37%) Node.js
10 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 90 (30.93%) MS Office
2 59 (20.27%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.34%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.34%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.53%) Office 365
2 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.37%) SaaS
2 4 (1.37%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.43%) DNS
2 38 (13.06%) DHCP
2 38 (13.06%) LAN
3 37 (12.71%) TCP/IP
4 29 (9.97%) SAN
5 28 (9.62%) VPN
6 25 (8.59%) WAN
7 23 (7.90%) Firewall
8 13 (4.47%) NAS
9 11 (3.78%) Internet
10 10 (3.44%) Network Security
11 9 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.09%) Wireless
11 9 (3.09%) VLAN
11 9 (3.09%) Intranet
11 9 (3.09%) LDAP
12 7 (2.41%) VoIP
12 7 (2.41%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.06%) NetScaler
13 6 (2.06%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.78%) MySQL
3 6 (2.06%) FileMaker
4 5 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.75%) MSI
2 6 (2.06%) InstallShield
2 6 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (8.25%) Finance
2 10 (3.44%) Retail
3 9 (3.09%) Marketing
4 7 (2.41%) Banking
4 7 (2.41%) Advertising
5 5 (1.72%) Law
5 5 (1.72%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Back Office
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.69%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.34%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (19.59%) Analyst
2 51 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 33 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (10.31%) Desktop Support
5 29 (9.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 27 (9.28%) Support Analyst
7 21 (7.22%) Developer
8 19 (6.53%) Service Analyst
8 19 (6.53%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (5.84%) Administrator
10 16 (5.50%) IT Support
11 15 (5.15%) Deployment Engineer
12 14 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (3.44%) Consultant
15 10 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
16 9 (3.09%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.75%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.72%) .NET
2 5 (1.72%) Web Services
2 5 (1.72%) LINQ
3 3 (1.03%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.69%) HTML
4 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) XSD
5 1 (0.34%) XSLT
5 1 (0.34%) Flash
5 1 (0.34%) XHTML
5 1 (0.34%) Ajax
5 1 (0.34%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.90%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.47%) iPad
4 12 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.44%) iPhone
5 10 (3.44%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.44%) Thin Client
6 9 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.37%) NHS
8 4 (1.37%) User Experience
9 3 (1.03%) FMCG
9 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.03%) PKI
9 3 (1.03%) Handset
10 2 (0.69%) Replication
10 2 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 291 (100.00%) Windows
2 201 (69.07%) Windows 7
3 67 (23.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (15.46%) Windows XP
6 32 (11.00%) Linux
7 24 (8.25%) Mac OS X
8 22 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (6.53%) Android
10 18 (6.19%) Ubuntu
11 14 (4.81%) Apple iOS
12 12 (4.12%) UNIX
13 9 (3.09%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.75%) CentOS
14 8 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (2.75%) Windows Phone
15 7 (2.41%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (1.72%) Solaris
17 4 (1.37%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.05%) ITIL
2 19 (6.53%) Migration
3 16 (5.50%) Project Management
4 13 (4.47%) Service Management
5 11 (3.78%) Service Delivery
6 10 (3.44%) PRINCE2
6 10 (3.44%) Data Protection
6 10 (3.44%) Mobile Development
7 9 (3.09%) Change Management
8 8 (2.75%) Capacity Management
9 7 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (2.41%) iOS Development
9 7 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (2.06%) Network Management
10 6 (2.06%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.06%) MVC
11 5 (1.72%) Identity Management
11 5 (1.72%) Incident Management
11 5 (1.72%) Security Management
11 5 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.28%) SQL
2 15 (5.15%) C#
3 14 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.44%) Perl
5 9 (3.09%) Python
5 9 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.06%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.37%) Java
8 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.69%) VB
8 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.69%) XAML
9 1 (0.34%) C-shell
9 1 (0.34%) AWK
9 1 (0.34%) VB6
9 1 (0.34%) Korn
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (10.31%) MCSE
3 24 (8.25%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.84%) MCSA
6 10 (3.44%) MCP
6 10 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.75%) MCTS
9 6 (2.06%) MCDST
9 6 (2.06%) CCNA
10 5 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.72%) MCITP
11 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.03%) VCP5
12 3 (1.03%) RHCE
12 3 (1.03%) CCA
12 3 (1.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.25%) SLA
2 6 (2.06%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 150 (51.55%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.50%) XenApp
4 13 (4.47%) vSphere
5 10 (3.44%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.75%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.41%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.72%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.37%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.03%) XenServer
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 51 (17.53%) SCCM
2 12 (4.12%) Puppet
3 11 (3.78%) ZABBIX
4 6 (2.06%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.37%) Cacti
6 4 (1.37%) SmokePing
6 4 (1.37%) Nagios
7 3 (1.03%) WSUS
7 3 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.69%) SCOM
8 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.69%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.69%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.69%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.69%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.69%) DameWare
9 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 133 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 70 (24.05%) VMware
3 66 (22.68%) Citrix
4 34 (11.68%) Apple
5 29 (9.97%) Cisco
6 20 (6.87%) Dell
7 15 (5.15%) HP
8 11 (3.78%) Remedy
8 11 (3.78%) McAfee
9 9 (3.09%) Bloomberg
9 9 (3.09%) Symantec
10 8 (2.75%) Reuters
10 8 (2.75%) Lotus
10 8 (2.75%) Sophos
11 5 (1.72%) Mercator
11 5 (1.72%) Oracle
11 5 (1.72%) Juniper
11 5 (1.72%) Adobe
11 5 (1.72%) Google
12 4 (1.37%) LANDesk
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