Period
to 9 December 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 215 228
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 24 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.65% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.31% 3.16% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 12
City of London median daily rate £129 £140 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +5.66% -68.82%
10th Percentile £123 £108 £108
90th Percentile £174 £338 £383
Central London median daily rate £129 £140 £140
% change year-on-year -8.04% - -66.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
City of London median hourly rate £12.69 £14.80 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.26% +18.40% -
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.92 £11.25
90th Percentile £17.30 £16.55 £19.50
Central London median hourly rate £12.69 £14.80 £12.50
% change year-on-year -14.26% +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 1,037 1,457 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.27% 20.55% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1,106 1,121
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -1.55% +4.32%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £213
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 74 51
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +20.65% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.22 £13.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.35 £25.17 £27.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.09% +13.33% -8.21%

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 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 2019, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Windows 7
3 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (70.83%) Windows 10
5 14 (58.33%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
7 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (41.67%) Office 365
8 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (33.33%) Android
8 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 8 (33.33%) Mac OS X
9 7 (29.17%) Apple
9 7 (29.17%) Blackberry
9 7 (29.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (29.17%) Adobe
9 7 (29.17%) SCCM
9 7 (29.17%) Ivanti
9 7 (29.17%) Wireless
9 7 (29.17%) Break/Fix
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) Time Management
10 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
12 2 (8.33%) G Suite
12 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
12 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing
12 2 (8.33%) Jamf Pro

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (29.17%) Wireless
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 15 (62.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 15 (62.50%) Support Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Mac Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) Exchange Support
7 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) CCTV
2 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Windows 7
3 17 (70.83%) Windows 10
4 8 (33.33%) Android
4 8 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (29.17%) Break/Fix
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Adobe
2 7 (29.17%) Apple
2 7 (29.17%) Ivanti
3 2 (8.33%) Google