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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 260 323 329
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 146 81 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.11% 1.76% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 39 36
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£220 £315 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £162 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-25.55% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.77% -14.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
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
4695 4606 4262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.96% 20.56% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3175 3052 2737
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 227 229
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 +29 27 £229 -33.69% 6
Twickenham - 7 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £143 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £340 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 303 (100.00%) Windows
2 207 (68.32%) Windows 7
3 145 (47.85%) Active Directory
4 134 (44.22%) Microsoft
5 89 (29.37%) MS Office
6 78 (25.74%) Citrix
7 75 (24.75%) ITIL
8 70 (23.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (22.11%) MS Excel
10 63 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 62 (20.46%) VMware
12 59 (19.47%) Windows XP
13 57 (18.81%) SCCM
14 53 (17.49%) MS Exchange
15 37 (12.21%) TCP/IP
15 37 (12.21%) DNS
16 36 (11.88%) DHCP
16 36 (11.88%) Finance
17 35 (11.55%) Migration
17 35 (11.55%) LAN
17 35 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (10.23%) VPN
19 30 (9.90%) Cisco
19 30 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
20 29 (9.57%) Security Cleared
21 28 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (9.24%) Apple
21 28 (9.24%) Firewall
22 27 (8.91%) Linux
22 27 (8.91%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (3.96%) IBM Notes
6 11 (3.63%) Lync
7 10 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.97%) IIS
9 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.99%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 89 (29.37%) MS Office
2 67 (22.11%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.33%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.33%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.95%) Office 365
2 6 (1.98%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.66%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.21%) TCP/IP
1 37 (12.21%) DNS
2 36 (11.88%) DHCP
3 35 (11.55%) LAN
4 31 (10.23%) VPN
5 28 (9.24%) Firewall
6 19 (6.27%) SAN
6 19 (6.27%) WAN
7 13 (4.29%) Wireless
8 12 (3.96%) NAS
9 11 (3.63%) VoIP
10 9 (2.97%) VLAN
11 7 (2.31%) LDAP
11 7 (2.31%) Intranet
12 6 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.98%) Network Security
12 6 (1.98%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.65%) FTP
14 4 (1.32%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.30%) MySQL
3 8 (2.64%) FileMaker
4 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) EDMS
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.33%) MS Access
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (2.97%) MSI
2 8 (2.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.98%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 36 (11.88%) Finance
2 14 (4.62%) Law
3 12 (3.96%) Legal
3 12 (3.96%) Banking
4 9 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.31%) French Language
6 5 (1.65%) Marketing
6 5 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.32%) Back Office
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.66%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (18.15%) Analyst
2 48 (15.84%) Desktop Support
3 47 (15.51%) Support Engineer
4 33 (10.89%) Support Analyst
5 27 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (8.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 20 (6.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 19 (6.27%) Developer
8 17 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.62%) IT Support
11 12 (3.96%) Deployment Engineer
11 12 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.63%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (2.97%) Administrator
14 8 (2.64%) IT Support Analyst
14 8 (2.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.64%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (0.99%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) Flash
4 2 (0.66%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.66%) HTML
4 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.66%) LINQ
5 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) WinForms
5 1 (0.33%) WSH
5 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.97%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.97%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.97%) FMCG
6 7 (2.31%) iPhone
6 7 (2.31%) iPad
6 7 (2.31%) PKI
7 6 (1.98%) Replication
7 6 (1.98%) NHS
7 6 (1.98%) User Experience
8 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.99%) SecurID
9 3 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.66%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.66%) Clustering
10 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 303 (100.00%) Windows
2 207 (68.32%) Windows 7
3 70 (23.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (20.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (19.47%) Windows XP
6 27 (8.91%) Linux
7 26 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (7.26%) Mac OS X
9 14 (4.62%) Apple iOS
10 10 (3.30%) Android
10 10 (3.30%) UNIX
11 9 (2.97%) Mac OS X Server
12 7 (2.31%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (1.98%) CentOS
13 6 (1.98%) Solaris
13 6 (1.98%) Windows Phone
14 5 (1.65%) Windows Phone 8
14 5 (1.65%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.75%) ITIL
2 35 (11.55%) Migration
3 18 (5.94%) Project Management
4 14 (4.62%) Service Delivery
5 10 (3.30%) PRINCE2
6 9 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (2.97%) Problem Management
7 8 (2.64%) Service Management
7 8 (2.64%) Change Management
8 7 (2.31%) Security Management
8 7 (2.31%) Incident Management
9 6 (1.98%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (1.98%) Investment Management
9 6 (1.98%) Network Management
10 5 (1.65%) Capacity Management
10 5 (1.65%) iOS Development
10 5 (1.65%) Software Distribution
10 5 (1.65%) Data Protection
10 5 (1.65%) Asset Management
10 5 (1.65%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.91%) SQL
2 15 (4.95%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.29%) C#
4 11 (3.63%) Perl
5 9 (2.97%) Python
6 6 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.99%) VBScript
9 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.66%) VBA
9 2 (0.66%) C
9 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.33%) XAML
10 1 (0.33%) AWK
10 1 (0.33%) Korn
10 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.33%) C-shell
10 1 (0.33%) C++
10 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.95%) MCSE
5 13 (4.29%) Degree
6 7 (2.31%) MCSA
7 6 (1.98%) CCNA
7 6 (1.98%) MCP
7 6 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.32%) MCITP
10 3 (0.99%) MCDST
10 3 (0.99%) MCTS
10 3 (0.99%) CCA
10 3 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.66%) ISEB
11 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.58%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) COBIT
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (47.85%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.27%) XenApp
4 13 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 11 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.97%) vSphere
7 5 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.65%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.32%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.32%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.66%) XenServer
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (18.81%) SCCM
2 10 (3.30%) WSUS
3 7 (2.31%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.65%) Puppet
6 4 (1.32%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.99%) SCOM
7 3 (0.99%) Nessus
8 2 (0.66%) DameWare
8 2 (0.66%) FreeIPA
8 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.33%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 134 (44.22%) Microsoft
2 78 (25.74%) Citrix
3 62 (20.46%) VMware
4 30 (9.90%) Cisco
5 28 (9.24%) Apple
6 17 (5.61%) Bloomberg
7 14 (4.62%) Reuters
8 12 (3.96%) Lotus
9 11 (3.63%) HP
9 11 (3.63%) Dell
10 10 (3.30%) Google
11 9 (2.97%) Symantec
11 9 (2.97%) McAfee
12 7 (2.31%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.31%) Mercator
12 7 (2.31%) Oracle
12 7 (2.31%) SAP
12 7 (2.31%) Adobe
13 6 (1.98%) NetApp
13 6 (1.98%) Sophos
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