Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 225 213
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 36 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.50% 1.55% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 25
City of London median daily rate £143 £130 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -69.41% +132.88%
10th Percentile £116 £108 £156
90th Percentile £369 £395 £522
Central London median daily rate £143 £130 £396
% change year-on-year +9.62% -67.15% +116.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
City of London median hourly rate £14.80 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.78% -10.00% +17.65%
Central London median hourly rate £14.80 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.78% -10.00% +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 1,438 1,356 1,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.51% 19.78% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 1,059 1,150
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £158 £213 £284
90th Percentile £638 £663 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 45 35
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.35 £27.50 £31.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.21% +1.22%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (97.22%) Windows 7
3 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
4 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
5 24 (66.67%) VMware
5 24 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (52.78%) Wyse
6 19 (52.78%) ITIL
7 18 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (41.67%) Finance
8 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (38.89%) Citrix
10 13 (36.11%) vCenter Server
11 12 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (30.56%) ITIL V3
13 10 (27.78%) User Experience
13 10 (27.78%) Service Management
14 9 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
14 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
14 9 (25.00%) Open Source
15 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
17 6 (16.67%) Office 365
17 6 (16.67%) Mac OS
17 6 (16.67%) SCCM
17 6 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
17 6 (16.67%) Altiris
17 6 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) GoToWebinar
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) DNS
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
1 4 (11.11%) LAN
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.11%) WAN
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.56%) Skype
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) HTTP
4 1 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) French Language
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Service Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (33.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 12 (33.33%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) Desktop Support
5 9 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) IT Support
8 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (11.11%) IT Analyst
8 4 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
9 3 (8.33%) Citrix Support
9 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (8.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (27.78%) User Experience
3 6 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 5 (13.89%) iPhone
5 4 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (5.56%) Replication
6 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.78%) BYOD
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (97.22%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Mac OS
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.56%) Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) ITIL
2 12 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (30.56%) ITIL V3
4 10 (27.78%) Service Management
5 9 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 9 (25.00%) Open Source
6 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
9 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
10 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.78%) High Availability
10 1 (2.78%) Migration
10 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
10 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 24 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) vCenter Server
2 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (66.67%) VMware
3 19 (52.78%) Wyse
4 14 (38.89%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) Altiris
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
7 2 (5.56%) Novell
8 1 (2.78%) Apple
8 1 (2.78%) Avaya