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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
London / City of London
Rank 136 136 176
Rank change year-on-year 0 +40  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.26% 2.16% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 10
Median daily rate £173 £300 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +81.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £157 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £493 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £183 £165
% change year-on-year -17.80% +10.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

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 665 696 1082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.38% 21.29% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 548 831
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 35
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% +9.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 in the City of London.

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

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Windows 10
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 8 (34.78%) MS Office
6 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
8 5 (21.74%) SCCM
8 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) MCSE
8 5 (21.74%) CCNA
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
9 4 (17.39%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (17.39%) Office 365
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (17.39%) Symantec
9 4 (17.39%) SAN
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
10 3 (13.04%) VMware
10 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
10 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 8
Top Related 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) FTP
2 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
2 2 (8.70%) SMTP
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Broadband
3 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.35%) IPsec
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) WPF
1 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) iPad
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) iPhone
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 10
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 2 (8.70%) Android
8 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
8 2 (8.70%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) Unix
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Server Building
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.70%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) High Availability
2 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
2 2 (8.70%) MVC
2 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Line Management
3 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) XAML
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNA
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (21.74%) MCSE
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) SCVMM
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Symantec
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
4 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Reuters
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas
4 2 (8.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (4.35%) Altiris
5 1 (4.35%) Becrypt
5 1 (4.35%) Google
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