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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 62 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.78% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 3.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£143 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £220 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.31% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.13 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.83%
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
138 131 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.97% 20.44% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 37
Average daily rate £335 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -18.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) MCP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Vectorworks
6 1 (12.50%) NAS
6 1 (12.50%) XenServer
6 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) French Language
6 1 (12.50%) German Language
6 1 (12.50%) Polish Language
6 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) Vectorworks
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
1 1 (12.50%) Polish Language
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenServer
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Autodesk