The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 59 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.94% 1.25% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £230 £160 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £175
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +14.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
103 160 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.17% 24.96% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 79 58
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £169 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows 8
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) Altiris
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 10
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
1 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Altiris
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
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