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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / London
Rank 320 290 278
Rank change year-on-year -30 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 80 140 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.99% 3.18% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 99 84
Median daily rate £165 £300 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +51.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £482 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.85 £14.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £22.15 £20.00
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4012 4408 4637
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.61% 19.99% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2807 3114 3156
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 130 165
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -16.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.57 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +9 18 £165 -40.00% 2
Hounslow - 4 - -
Chiswick - 2 £185 -
Wimbledon -3 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £170 - 2
Bromley - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (72.33%) Windows 7
3 113 (71.07%) Active Directory
4 79 (49.69%) Microsoft
5 68 (42.77%) MS Office
6 51 (32.08%) Windows 10
7 43 (27.04%) Citrix
8 40 (25.16%) MS Excel
9 39 (24.53%) Office 365
10 34 (21.38%) Blackberry
11 32 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (20.13%) Windows Server
12 28 (17.61%) SCCM
13 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (16.35%) VMware
15 25 (15.72%) ITIL
15 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (15.09%) MCP
17 23 (14.47%) MS Exchange
17 23 (14.47%) Apple
18 18 (11.32%) Android
18 18 (11.32%) Hyper-V
18 18 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
18 18 (11.32%) MCSE
19 17 (10.69%) LAN
19 17 (10.69%) Law
20 16 (10.06%) Finance
21 15 (9.43%) Internet
22 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related 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 23 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
5 10 (6.29%) IBM Notes
5 10 (6.29%) Skype for Business
6 8 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (42.77%) MS Office
2 40 (25.16%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.53%) Office 365
2 5 (3.14%) OneDrive
2 5 (3.14%) Yammer
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 17 (10.69%) LAN
3 15 (9.43%) Internet
4 14 (8.81%) DHCP
5 13 (8.18%) DNS
6 12 (7.55%) Firewall
6 12 (7.55%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (6.29%) Wireless
8 9 (5.66%) Ethernet
8 9 (5.66%) VPN
8 9 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (4.40%) WAN
10 5 (3.14%) SAN
10 5 (3.14%) Skype
11 3 (1.89%) SMTP
12 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.26%) FTP
12 2 (1.26%) Intranet
12 2 (1.26%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) MSTest
2 1 (0.63%) NUnit
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (10.69%) Law
2 16 (10.06%) Finance
3 14 (8.81%) Legal
4 10 (6.29%) Retail
5 8 (5.03%) Banking
6 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.52%) Marketing
8 3 (1.89%) Local Government
9 2 (1.26%) Back Office
9 2 (1.26%) Electronics
9 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (27.67%) Support Engineer
2 42 (26.42%) Analyst
3 31 (19.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (15.72%) Desktop Support
5 21 (13.21%) Support Analyst
6 19 (11.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 19 (11.95%) IT Support
6 19 (11.95%) Service Analyst
6 19 (11.95%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (11.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (10.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 17 (10.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (8.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (6.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (6.29%) IT Engineer
11 9 (5.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 9 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (5.66%) IT Analyst
11 9 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) HTML
2 3 (1.89%) .NET
2 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (1.89%) CSS
2 3 (1.89%) WPF
3 2 (1.26%) HTML5
3 2 (1.26%) XSLT
4 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.63%) Ajax
4 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.63%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.63%) Flash
4 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.63%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.63%) JSF
4 1 (0.63%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.63%) Spring
4 1 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.38%) Blackberry
2 14 (8.81%) iPad
3 9 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.40%) iPhone
4 7 (4.40%) User Experience
5 6 (3.77%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.26%) Clustering
7 2 (1.26%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.26%) NHS
7 2 (1.26%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) EMV
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (72.33%) Windows 7
3 51 (32.08%) Windows 10
4 32 (20.13%) Windows Server
5 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (11.32%) Android
8 14 (8.81%) Apple iOS
8 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (8.81%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.03%) Linux
10 4 (2.52%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.89%) Unix
11 3 (1.89%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.63%) SUSE
13 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.72%) ITIL
2 13 (8.18%) Time Management
3 10 (6.29%) Configuration Management
4 9 (5.66%) CRM
5 8 (5.03%) Migration
6 7 (4.40%) Change Management
6 7 (4.40%) Identity Management
6 7 (4.40%) Validation
7 6 (3.77%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (3.14%) Service Management
9 4 (2.52%) High Availability
10 3 (1.89%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.89%) MVC
10 3 (1.89%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.89%) Project Management
10 3 (1.89%) Server Building
10 3 (1.89%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.89%) Test Scripting
11 2 (1.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.81%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.40%) SQL
3 3 (1.89%) C#
3 3 (1.89%) XAML
4 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.63%) VBA
5 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (15.09%) MCP
3 18 (11.32%) MCSE
4 14 (8.81%) MCITP
5 9 (5.66%) MCSA
6 8 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.40%) ACDT
7 7 (4.40%) ACHDS
7 7 (4.40%) ACTC
7 7 (4.40%) MCDST
7 7 (4.40%) MCSM
7 7 (4.40%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (3.77%) CCNA
8 6 (3.77%) Degree
9 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.89%) MCTS
10 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.26%) CCNP
12 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 113 (71.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.92%) XenApp
5 7 (4.40%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (3.14%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.52%) vSphere
8 3 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.26%) XenServer
10 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (17.61%) SCCM
2 4 (2.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.26%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.26%) SCOM
4 2 (1.26%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.63%) DameWare
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (49.69%) Microsoft
2 43 (27.04%) Citrix
3 26 (16.35%) VMware
4 23 (14.47%) Apple
5 14 (8.81%) Cisco
5 14 (8.81%) HP
6 10 (6.29%) LANDesk
6 10 (6.29%) Lotus
7 9 (5.66%) iManage
7 9 (5.66%) Remedy
7 9 (5.66%) Symantec
8 4 (2.52%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.52%) Canon
8 4 (2.52%) Dell
8 4 (2.52%) Reuters
9 3 (1.89%) Avaya
9 3 (1.89%) NetApp
9 3 (1.89%) Sophos
9 3 (1.89%) Wyse
10 2 (1.26%) Veritas
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