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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 54 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 1.30% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 5.81% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £350 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +118.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -38.04%
Windows 8
West Midlands

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
100 172 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.46% 22.28% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 94
Average daily rate £300 £320 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +18.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 2 September 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows XP
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) Office 365
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) Vectorworks
6 2 (18.18%) XenServer
6 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 2 (18.18%) Autodesk
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
7 1 (9.09%) Sophos
7 1 (9.09%) Lotus
7 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (9.09%) MCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) Vectorworks
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows XP
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Product Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenServer
2 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Autodesk
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) Sophos