The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 1.80% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 9.34% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £120 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +17.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
95 182 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.00% 19.28% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 93 69
Median daily rate £373 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cheshire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cheshire region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £120 - 2
Chester 0 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 3 (42.86%) iPhone
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
6 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (14.29%) French Language
6 1 (14.29%) German Language
6 1 (14.29%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (14.29%) Russian Language
6 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
6 1 (14.29%) ITSM
6 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 1 (14.29%) French Language
1 1 (14.29%) German Language
1 1 (14.29%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (14.29%) Russian Language
1 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Support
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) iPhone
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy