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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.09% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £154 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -48.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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
25 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.74% 10.95% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 8
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (42.86%) Dutch Language
3 3 (42.86%) German Language
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 3 (42.86%) Dutch Language
2 3 (42.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) ICT Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) Juniper
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
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