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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 53 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 0.44% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.13% 2.14% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
Windows 8
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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
163 140 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.94% 20.74% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 85 54
Average daily rate £320 £295 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.80 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £17.20 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Mobile
4 8 (50.00%) Pocket PC
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Windows CE
4 8 (50.00%) Embedded C++
4 8 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Subversion
4 8 (50.00%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) WCF
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 8 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Phone
4 8 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) MSI
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (50.00%) Subversion
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) MSI
3 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
1 8 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Pocket PC
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (50.00%) Windows CE
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Phone
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 8 (50.00%) C#
1 8 (50.00%) C++
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix