The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Windows 8
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.41% 22.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 9
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £42.38 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows 8
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper