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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 262 310 346
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +36
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 150 104 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.10% 2.09% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 63 40
Average daily rate
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£225 £315 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £160 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £220 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.22% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.50 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £78.70 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.06%
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
4839 4966 4508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.73% 21.01% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3242 3352 2952
Average daily rate £408 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 224 234
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +31 32 £258 -28.96% 17
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £145 -
Twickenham -4 4 - -
Harrow - 2 £110 - 1
Hounslow -3 1 £340 -
Croydon - 1 £175 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 2
South Croydon - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 292 (100.00%) Windows
2 210 (71.92%) Windows 7
3 143 (48.97%) Active Directory
4 120 (41.10%) Microsoft
5 92 (31.51%) MS Office
6 76 (26.03%) ITIL
7 68 (23.29%) Citrix
8 65 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (21.58%) MS Excel
10 59 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (18.84%) SCCM
12 54 (18.49%) VMware
13 49 (16.78%) Windows XP
14 46 (15.75%) MS Exchange
15 36 (12.33%) TCP/IP
16 35 (11.99%) DHCP
16 35 (11.99%) DNS
17 33 (11.30%) Finance
18 32 (10.96%) LAN
19 30 (10.27%) Migration
20 28 (9.59%) Apple
21 27 (9.25%) Security Cleared
22 26 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
22 26 (8.90%) SLA
22 26 (8.90%) SQL
23 25 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
24 24 (8.22%) SC Cleared
24 24 (8.22%) Linux
25 23 (7.88%) Cisco

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.42%) Lync
5 9 (3.08%) IBM Notes
5 9 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.40%) IIS
8 5 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.68%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 92 (31.51%) MS Office
2 63 (21.58%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.34%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.45%) Office 365
2 7 (2.40%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.03%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Yammer
5 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.33%) TCP/IP
2 35 (11.99%) DHCP
2 35 (11.99%) DNS
3 32 (10.96%) LAN
4 23 (7.88%) VPN
5 18 (6.16%) WAN
5 18 (6.16%) Firewall
6 14 (4.79%) SAN
7 12 (4.11%) Wireless
8 10 (3.42%) VoIP
9 8 (2.74%) LDAP
9 8 (2.74%) Intranet
10 7 (2.40%) Network Security
11 6 (2.05%) NAS
11 6 (2.05%) VLAN
11 6 (2.05%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.37%) NetScaler
14 3 (1.03%) Internet
14 3 (1.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.74%) MySQL
3 6 (2.05%) FileMaker
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.68%) EDMS
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) SQLite
6 1 (0.34%) Text Mining
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) MSI
1 10 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.05%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (11.30%) Finance
2 13 (4.45%) Law
2 13 (4.45%) Legal
2 13 (4.45%) Banking
3 7 (2.40%) Marketing
4 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.71%) Advertising
6 4 (1.37%) French Language
7 3 (1.03%) Back Office
7 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 2 (0.68%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (18.84%) Analyst
2 42 (14.38%) Support Engineer
3 40 (13.70%) Desktop Support
4 31 (10.62%) Support Analyst
5 26 (8.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (8.22%) Developer
7 22 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.45%) IT Support
10 12 (4.11%) Deployment Engineer
10 12 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (4.11%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.42%) Team Leader
11 10 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (3.42%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.08%) Administrator
13 8 (2.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.74%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.05%) .NET
3 4 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.03%) HTML
4 3 (1.03%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.68%) LINQ
5 2 (0.68%) Flash
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) SOAP
6 1 (0.34%) Web Services
6 1 (0.34%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) XSD
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
6 1 (0.34%) XHTML
6 1 (0.34%) WinForms
6 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.48%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.42%) iPad
5 10 (3.42%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.42%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.40%) iPhone
6 7 (2.40%) FMCG
7 6 (2.05%) User Experience
8 4 (1.37%) Eurex
8 4 (1.37%) PKI
8 4 (1.37%) NHS
9 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.03%) Handset
9 3 (1.03%) SecurID
9 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 292 (100.00%) Windows
2 210 (71.92%) Windows 7
3 65 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (16.78%) Windows XP
6 24 (8.22%) Linux
7 20 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (5.48%) Mac OS X
8 16 (5.48%) Apple iOS
8 16 (5.48%) Android
9 14 (4.79%) UNIX
10 11 (3.77%) Mac OS
11 8 (2.74%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (2.40%) Mac OS X Server
12 7 (2.40%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.05%) Windows Phone
13 6 (2.05%) Windows Vista
13 6 (2.05%) Solaris
14 5 (1.71%) CentOS
14 5 (1.71%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.03%) ITIL
2 30 (10.27%) Migration
3 21 (7.19%) Project Management
4 13 (4.45%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (3.42%) Mobile Development
6 10 (3.42%) PRINCE2
7 8 (2.74%) Service Management
8 7 (2.40%) Change Management
8 7 (2.40%) Security Management
8 7 (2.40%) iOS Development
9 6 (2.05%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (2.05%) Network Management
9 6 (2.05%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.05%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (1.71%) Data Protection
10 5 (1.71%) Investment Management
10 5 (1.71%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.71%) Document Management
10 5 (1.71%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.90%) SQL
2 18 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.48%) C#
4 11 (3.77%) Perl
5 9 (3.08%) Python
6 6 (2.05%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.05%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.03%) VB
7 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.68%) XAML
8 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) VBA
8 2 (0.68%) C
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) AWK
Qualifications
1 27 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.79%) MCSE
5 10 (3.42%) Degree
6 8 (2.74%) MCSA
7 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.71%) MCP
8 5 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.37%) MCITP
9 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.37%) CCNA
9 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.03%) CCA
10 3 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.03%) MCTS
10 3 (1.03%) MCDST
11 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.68%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.90%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) COBIT
3 2 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (48.97%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.82%) XenApp
4 13 (4.45%) XenDesktop
5 11 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.42%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.08%) vSphere
8 5 (1.71%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.71%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.37%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.68%) XenServer
11 1 (0.34%) Firmware
11 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 55 (18.84%) SCCM
2 8 (2.74%) WSUS
3 5 (1.71%) Puppet
4 4 (1.37%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.03%) SCOM
5 3 (1.03%) Nessus
5 3 (1.03%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.68%) Casper Suite
6 2 (0.68%) FreeIPA
6 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.34%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.34%) DameWare
7 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 120 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 68 (23.29%) Citrix
3 54 (18.49%) VMware
4 28 (9.59%) Apple
5 23 (7.88%) Cisco
6 18 (6.16%) Bloomberg
7 16 (5.48%) Reuters
8 12 (4.11%) HP
9 10 (3.42%) McAfee
10 9 (3.08%) Lotus
10 9 (3.08%) Remedy
10 9 (3.08%) Google
11 8 (2.74%) Dell
11 8 (2.74%) Adobe
12 7 (2.40%) Oracle
13 6 (2.05%) Mercator
14 5 (1.71%) IBM
14 5 (1.71%) Sophos
14 5 (1.71%) Symantec
14 5 (1.71%) SAP
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