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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 66 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.31% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 1.53% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £140 £178 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
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
143 131 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.78% 20.25% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 56 69
Median daily rate £350 £280 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Data Centre
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) MCSE
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (52.94%) Juniper
4 9 (52.94%) SAN
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (52.94%) IPv4
4 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 9 (52.94%) WAN
4 9 (52.94%) MCSA
4 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) vSphere
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (52.94%) Ubuntu
4 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 3 (17.65%) Office 365

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) IPv4
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
1 9 (52.94%) SAN
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Technical Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) Ubuntu
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
7 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (5.88%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) MCSE
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCNP
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCSA
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) vSphere
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Juniper
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Altiris
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Sophos