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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 57 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.15% 1.20% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.71% 5.88% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 4
Median daily rate - £244 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% -13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
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
141 204 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.20% 20.40% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 133 75
Median daily rate £425 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 18
Median hourly rate £18.58 £17.55 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) German Language
6 4 (36.36%) Dutch Language
6 4 (36.36%) Apple
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (27.27%) BMC
7 3 (27.27%) Remedy
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 3 (27.27%) French Language
7 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (27.27%) iPhone
7 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
7 3 (27.27%) Change Management
7 3 (27.27%) ITSM
8 2 (18.18%) Italian Language
8 2 (18.18%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
9 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
9 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
9 1 (9.09%) SCCM
9 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) German Language
2 4 (36.36%) Dutch Language
3 3 (27.27%) French Language
4 2 (18.18%) Italian Language
4 2 (18.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
1 3 (27.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Apple
3 3 (27.27%) BMC
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec