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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 25 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.33% - 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% - 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +8.26%
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
29 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.33% 30.38% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 10
Median daily rate £425 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -36.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 Chester

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Chester region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows 8
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) German Language
3 5 (62.50%) Dutch Language
3 5 (62.50%) French Language
4 4 (50.00%) Italian Language
4 4 (50.00%) Portuguese Language

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

General
1 6 (75.00%) German Language
2 5 (62.50%) Dutch Language
2 5 (62.50%) French Language
3 4 (50.00%) Italian Language
3 4 (50.00%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Service Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory