The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 59 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.76% 0.80% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 2.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-31.64% -
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 205 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.31% 27.22% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
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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
Warrington -18 2 £150 -68.42% 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) NAS
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (12.50%) WinRT
5 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) WinRT
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
1 1 (12.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco