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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 57 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.05% 1.67% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
148 120 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.93% 19.51% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 52
Average daily rate £320 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 12
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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
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 30 July 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (25.00%) Pocket PC
5 3 (25.00%) Windows CE
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) WCF
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (25.00%) MSI
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Deployment Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) WCF
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Pocket PC
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (25.00%) Windows CE
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenServer
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
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