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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 88 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.96% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.06% 1.34% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.26 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
356 298 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.90% 22.77% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 165 116
Average daily rate £350 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wigan - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) Migration
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
7 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (33.33%) SCCM
8 7 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 7 (33.33%) Citrix
9 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (23.81%) Application Discovery
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (23.81%) Lotus
10 5 (23.81%) MSI
10 5 (23.81%) DHCP
10 5 (23.81%) IBM Notes
11 4 (19.05%) MS Office
11 4 (19.05%) DNS
11 4 (19.05%) SLA
11 4 (19.05%) Project Management
11 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (19.05%) Logistics
11 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
11 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) IBM Notes
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.76%) Lync
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) Wireless
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (23.81%) Application Discovery
6 4 (19.05%) Logistics
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Document Management
8 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.76%) System Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.76%) Email Migration
9 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNA
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCITP
1 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (23.81%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) Wyse
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense
5 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.76%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco