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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 79 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.30% 3.02% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £118 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.02% -1.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £208 £220
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
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
273 199 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.68% 20.10% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 111 74
Average daily rate £425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £614 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 37
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -54.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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
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 29 April 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
Macclesfield - 5 - -
Chester - 2 - - 2
Warrington -10 1 £118 -72.02%
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) Apple iOS
5 6 (26.09%) Apple
5 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
5 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) VPN
6 5 (21.74%) Juniper
6 5 (21.74%) SSL
6 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
6 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (21.74%) Android
6 5 (21.74%) Mac OS
6 5 (21.74%) German Language
6 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
7 4 (17.39%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 4 (17.39%) Dutch Language
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Local Government
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (17.39%) MS Office
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.04%) SLA
8 3 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SSL
1 5 (21.74%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
General
1 5 (21.74%) German Language
2 4 (17.39%) Dutch Language
2 4 (17.39%) Local Government
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.35%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
4 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) ICT Support
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Rollout Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Rollout Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 10 (43.48%) Apple iOS
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 5 (21.74%) Android
5 5 (21.74%) Mac OS
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Apple
2 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
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