Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 8
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 227 215
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 46 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.65% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.16% 1.96% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 23
City of London median daily rate £140 £133 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -68.82% +126.67%
10th Percentile £108 £108 £159
90th Percentile £338 £383 £525
Central London median daily rate £140 £140 £412
% change year-on-year - -66.02% +128.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 0
City of London median hourly rate £14.80 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.40% - -
Central London median hourly rate £14.80 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +18.40% - -

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,457 1,428 1,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.55% 19.99% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,106 1,121 1,081
City of London median daily rate £475 £483 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +4.32% +5.11%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £275
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 51 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.65% -18.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.17 £27.50 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £17.98
% change year-on-year +13.33% -8.21% -0.14%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the City of London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the City of London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the City of London

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
3 41 (89.13%) Windows 7
4 33 (71.74%) Active Directory
5 31 (67.39%) VMware
5 31 (67.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (58.70%) ITIL
8 25 (54.35%) Wyse
9 24 (52.17%) Citrix
10 19 (41.30%) vCenter Server
11 17 (36.96%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (34.78%) ITIL V3
12 16 (34.78%) Service Management
13 14 (30.43%) iPhone
14 13 (28.26%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (28.26%) Finance
15 10 (21.74%) Cisco
15 10 (21.74%) Customer-Centricity
15 10 (21.74%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (21.74%) Mac OS
15 10 (21.74%) Office 365
15 10 (21.74%) User Experience
15 10 (21.74%) Open Source
16 9 (19.57%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
16 9 (19.57%) Internet
17 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
17 8 (17.39%) DNS
17 8 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) GoToWebinar
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Internet
2 8 (17.39%) DNS
3 7 (15.22%) LAN
3 7 (15.22%) WAN
4 5 (10.87%) Skype
5 4 (8.70%) DHCP
5 4 (8.70%) WLAN
6 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) Firewall
7 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) InstallShield
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
2 1 (2.17%) Hudson
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Service Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (28.26%) Support Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) IT Support
6 8 (17.39%) Desktop Support
7 7 (15.22%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (15.22%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (15.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) IT Analyst
8 5 (10.87%) IT Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (8.70%) Mac Engineer
9 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (30.43%) iPhone
3 10 (21.74%) User Experience
4 9 (19.57%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (15.22%) Blackberry
6 5 (10.87%) Smartphone
7 2 (4.35%) Replication
8 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
8 1 (2.17%) iPad
8 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (89.13%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.74%) Mac OS
4 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.04%) Android
7 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) ITIL
2 16 (34.78%) ITIL V3
2 16 (34.78%) Service Management
3 13 (28.26%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (21.74%) Customer-Centricity
4 10 (21.74%) Open Source
5 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
9 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.17%) Fault Analysis
9 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.17%) Migration
9 1 (2.17%) Patch Management
9 1 (2.17%) Project Management
9 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ACSP
3 1 (2.17%) ACTC
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PMO
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (71.74%) Active Directory
2 31 (67.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) vCenter Server
2 7 (15.22%) SCCM
3 6 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (67.39%) VMware
3 25 (54.35%) Wyse
4 24 (52.17%) Citrix
5 10 (21.74%) Cisco
6 6 (13.04%) Altiris
6 6 (13.04%) Apple
7 4 (8.70%) Avaya
8 2 (4.35%) Novell
9 1 (2.17%) Sophos