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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 54 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% - 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.62% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-37.20% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -
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
138 135 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.46% 21.81% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 39
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £114 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Embedded C++
4 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (50.00%) Windows CE
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Subversion
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
4 8 (50.00%) Pocket PC
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 Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
6 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) VoIP
9 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (50.00%) Subversion
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
1 8 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Pocket PC
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows CE
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Phone
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 8 (50.00%) C#
1 8 (50.00%) C++
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix