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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 55 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.50% 2.22% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£150 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.13 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -36.95%
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
120 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.53% 20.18% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 65 58
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) MCP
6 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) Autodesk
6 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (20.00%) Vectorworks
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) XenServer
6 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (10.00%) Product Management
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) Vectorworks
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) French Language
1 1 (10.00%) German Language
1 1 (10.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Product Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Autodesk
5 1 (10.00%) VMware