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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 54 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% 2.27% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £178 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
168 132 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.78% 21.82% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 61 70
Average daily rate £338 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Lotus
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Domino
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) IBM Domino
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Lotus
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware