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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 61 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.49% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.57% 1.35% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £269 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.67 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -9.37%
Windows 8
North West

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
185 148 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.66% 19.45% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 72 87
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -30.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 7 - - 2
Knutsford - 1 £275 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) Internet
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
6 6 (27.27%) Apple
6 6 (27.27%) Citrix
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) SSL
7 5 (22.73%) Juniper
7 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
7 5 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
7 5 (22.73%) Android
7 5 (22.73%) Banking
8 4 (18.18%) Local Government
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
9 3 (13.64%) Symantec
9 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (13.64%) Dutch Language

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Internet
2 5 (22.73%) SSL
2 5 (22.73%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Local Government
3 3 (13.64%) Dutch Language
3 3 (13.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Mac Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) ICT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Rollout Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Rollout Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
4 5 (22.73%) Android
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Apple
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
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