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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 151 169
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 1.89% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 20
Median daily rate £121 £325 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.69% +31.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £210 £188
% change year-on-year -25.00% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.34 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +16.71% -13.58%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 641 741 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.64% 22.01% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 614 894
Median daily rate £450 £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 52
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £169.75 £22.00 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
6 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (32.00%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (32.00%) Office 365
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (32.00%) CCNA
8 8 (32.00%) MCSE
9 7 (28.00%) Apple
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (24.00%) SCCM
10 6 (24.00%) Blackberry
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 5 (20.00%) HP
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.00%) VMware
11 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
12 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (16.00%) Banking
12 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
12 4 (16.00%) Citrix

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 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) VLAN
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) FTP
4 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.00%) Skype
4 2 (8.00%) SMTP
5 1 (4.00%) Broadband
5 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (36.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (28.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support
5 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) iPhone
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (8.00%) Android
9 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (8.00%) Unix
10 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Server Building
2 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.00%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) High Availability
2 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.00%) ITSM
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNA
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.00%) XenServer
5 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Apple
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Symantec
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) Bloomberg
6 2 (8.00%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Reuters
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Veritas
7 1 (4.00%) Altiris
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (4.00%) Xerox