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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% - 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% - 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£405 - £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 - £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -
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
170 210 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.79% 21.34% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 99
Average daily rate £388 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £224 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 24
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £44.90 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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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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 - 2 £420 - 2
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) NAS
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (18.18%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 2 (18.18%) Software Licensing
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) Client/Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) NAS
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Software Licensing Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Software Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) XP Rollout Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Software Licensing
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
2 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
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