The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 82 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.50% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 2.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
301 247 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.03% 20.48% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 121 124
Average daily rate £323 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Manchester region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Time Management
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (8.33%) SMS
8 1 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (8.33%) DNS
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (8.33%) VBScript
8 1 (8.33%) Novell
8 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
8 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
8 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
8 1 (8.33%) Wyse

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
1 1 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Product Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Novell
3 1 (8.33%) Wyse
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) AppSense
3 1 (8.33%) Altiris
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow