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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 65 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 0.74% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.86% 4.38% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £178 £143 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% -52.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £325 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £170 £220
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £10.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.69% +3.50%
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
144 137 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.65% 16.87% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 66
Median daily rate £330 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 18
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 26 May 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) MS Office
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Lotus
6 3 (33.33%) Sophos
6 3 (33.33%) IBM Domino
6 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) VPN
6 3 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (22.22%) MCP
7 2 (22.22%) MCSA
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (22.22%) Wireless
8 1 (11.11%) Finance
8 1 (11.11%) VMware
8 1 (11.11%) Fedora
8 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (11.11%) Firewall
8 1 (11.11%) Aruba
8 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications

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 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
2 3 (33.33%) IBM Domino
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Google Apps
1 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) IMAP
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support
4 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Health Informatics
1 1 (11.11%) Informatics
1 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (11.11%) Fedora
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) Lotus
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Aruba
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) Mitel
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) VMware