The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 330 279
Rank change year-on-year -42 -51  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 44 101 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.47% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.05% 2.14% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 74 77
Median daily rate £175 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £191 £184
% change year-on-year -21.25% +3.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 25
Median hourly rate £18.40 £17.89 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.87% +5.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.70 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +15.57% -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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4175 4715 5039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.14% 21.72% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2934 3364 3368
Median daily rate £455 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 93 193
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.75 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.15% -15.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in London

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the London region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 10 £118 -63.84% 6
Surbiton - 3 - -
Chiswick +2 1 - -
Brentford +1 1 £365 +156.14% 1
Croydon -5 1 £110 -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (76.23%) Windows 7
3 86 (70.49%) Active Directory
4 61 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 53 (43.44%) Windows 10
6 51 (41.80%) Microsoft Office
7 41 (33.61%) Office 365
8 30 (24.59%) Citrix
9 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (18.85%) SCCM
10 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (18.85%) Windows Server
11 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
12 21 (17.21%) ITIL
13 19 (15.57%) Blackberry
14 18 (14.75%) VMware
15 17 (13.93%) Apple
16 16 (13.11%) HP
17 15 (12.30%) MCSE
17 15 (12.30%) Finance
18 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
19 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (10.66%) Cisco
20 12 (9.84%) Skype for Business
20 12 (9.84%) MCP
20 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
20 12 (9.84%) LAN
20 12 (9.84%) DHCP
20 12 (9.84%) DNS

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.84%) Skype for Business
3 11 (9.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.74%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.82%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 51 (41.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.82%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (33.61%) Office 365
2 5 (4.10%) OneDrive
3 4 (3.28%) Yammer
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) DHCP
1 12 (9.84%) DNS
1 12 (9.84%) LAN
2 11 (9.02%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (8.20%) Internet
3 10 (8.20%) WAN
4 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.38%) VPN
5 8 (6.56%) Firewall
6 6 (4.92%) VLAN
7 5 (4.10%) SAN
7 5 (4.10%) Skype
8 4 (3.28%) SMTP
8 4 (3.28%) Wireless
9 3 (2.46%) 3G
9 3 (2.46%) VoIP
9 3 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.64%) FTP
10 2 (1.64%) IPv4
10 2 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Banking
2 9 (7.38%) Law
3 7 (5.74%) Legal
4 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.46%) Local Government
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Front Office
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Support Engineer
2 29 (23.77%) Analyst
3 25 (20.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (16.39%) Desktop Support
5 18 (14.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 17 (13.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (12.30%) Service Analyst
7 15 (12.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (11.48%) Support Analyst
9 13 (10.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 13 (10.66%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (9.84%) IT Support
11 11 (9.02%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (8.20%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (8.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (7.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
15 7 (5.74%) IT Engineer
15 7 (5.74%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) Ajax
1 1 (0.82%) Apache Flex
1 1 (0.82%) CSS
1 1 (0.82%) Flash
1 1 (0.82%) HTML
1 1 (0.82%) HTML5
1 1 (0.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.02%) iPhone
3 7 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.92%) iPad
4 6 (4.92%) Smartphone
5 5 (4.10%) User Experience
6 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.64%) Clustering
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.82%) EPoS
8 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.82%) Photography
8 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (76.23%) Windows 7
3 53 (43.44%) Windows 10
4 23 (18.85%) Windows Server
4 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.02%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.38%) Android
8 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.28%) Linux
10 3 (2.46%) Unix
10 3 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.64%) CentOS
11 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.21%) ITIL
2 11 (9.02%) Migration
3 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
4 5 (4.10%) Time Management
5 4 (3.28%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.28%) High Availability
5 4 (3.28%) ITSM
5 4 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (3.28%) Service Management
5 4 (3.28%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.46%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (2.46%) Functional Testing
6 3 (2.46%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.46%) Project Management
6 3 (2.46%) Server Building
6 3 (2.46%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.46%) Validation
7 2 (1.64%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.64%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (12.30%) MCSE
3 12 (9.84%) MCP
4 11 (9.02%) MCITP
5 10 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.56%) CCNA
7 6 (4.92%) Degree
8 4 (3.28%) MCSA
9 3 (2.46%) MCTS
9 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.64%) CCNP
10 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.82%) CCA
11 1 (0.82%) CCEA
11 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.82%) MCDST
11 1 (0.82%) PMP
11 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 86 (70.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.02%) XenApp
4 9 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.92%) vSphere
6 5 (4.10%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.28%) XenServer
8 3 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.64%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.82%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (18.85%) SCCM
2 4 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.64%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.64%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.64%) SCOM
4 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.82%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.82%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.59%) Citrix
3 18 (14.75%) VMware
4 17 (13.93%) Apple
5 16 (13.11%) HP
6 13 (10.66%) Cisco
7 8 (6.56%) Symantec
8 7 (5.74%) LANDesk
8 7 (5.74%) Remedy
9 6 (4.92%) Lotus
10 5 (4.10%) Avaya
10 5 (4.10%) Dell
11 3 (2.46%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.46%) Canon
11 3 (2.46%) Mitel
11 3 (2.46%) NetApp
11 3 (2.46%) Reuters
11 3 (2.46%) Veeam
12 2 (1.64%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (1.64%) Cyberoam