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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 71 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% 1.34% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.98% 5.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £425 £254 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £248 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.17% +90.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
205 186 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.06% 24.93% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 69 93
Average daily rate £288 £307 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £8.25 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £425 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware