The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 51 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.15% 0.20% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.11% 0.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £245 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.34% +88.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
137 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.50% 21.53% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 25
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 15
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £11.30 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.08 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (28.57%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) WSUS
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) XenApp
6 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (14.29%) IAG
6 1 (14.29%) UAG
6 1 (14.29%) Lync
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (14.29%) MCTS
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) AS400

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 1 (14.29%) IAG
2 1 (14.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
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