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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 59 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 0.51% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.75% 2.51% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £215 £163 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -38.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £188 £238
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -58.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
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
163 199 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.87% 20.33% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 102 111
Median daily rate £403 £370 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 32
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.89 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% -0.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester - 7 - -
Warrington +5 3 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (40.00%) Apple
6 7 (35.00%) German Language
7 6 (30.00%) French Language
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) Dutch Language
8 5 (25.00%) Italian Language
8 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 5 (25.00%) Mac OS
9 4 (20.00%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (20.00%) MS Office
9 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
10 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (15.00%) Change Management
10 3 (15.00%) ITSM
10 3 (15.00%) Remedy
10 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (15.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (15.00%) BMC
10 3 (15.00%) SLA
10 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (15.00%) SCCM
10 3 (15.00%) iPhone

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 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
General
1 7 (35.00%) German Language
2 6 (30.00%) French Language
3 5 (25.00%) Dutch Language
3 5 (25.00%) Italian Language
4 4 (20.00%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (5.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITSM
3 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) BMC
3 3 (15.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec