Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 215 213
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.76% 2.03% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 23
City of London median daily rate £150 £135 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -65.38% +92.59%
10th Percentile £111 £105 £159
90th Percentile £375 £329 £498
Central London median daily rate £148 £140 £200
% change year-on-year +5.36% -30.00% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £14.80 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.40% -37.50% +17.65%
Central London median hourly rate £14.80 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.40% -37.50% +17.65%

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 1,423 1,377 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.40% 20.89% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,087 1,062 1,183
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £196 £210 £271
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 40 34
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.50 £30.15 £23.81
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.06% +1.71% -2.78%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
6 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 9 (36.00%) VMware
7 8 (32.00%) Wyse
7 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (28.00%) Office 365
8 7 (28.00%) Citrix
9 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (20.00%) Service Management
9 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (20.00%) User Experience
9 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (16.00%) Skype
10 4 (16.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 4 (16.00%) vCenter Server
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL V3
10 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (16.00%) Mac OS
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (16.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (16.00%) Altiris
10 4 (16.00%) Apple
10 4 (16.00%) LAN

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 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) GoToWebinar
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) Skype
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) WLAN
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) IT Support
3 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (20.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) iPhone
3 3 (12.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.00%) BYOD
4 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Mac OS
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.00%) Android
6 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (12.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (12.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (16.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Wyse
4 7 (28.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) Altiris
5 4 (16.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) Avaya
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) iManage
7 1 (4.00%) Lotus
7 1 (4.00%) Progress