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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 93 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.92% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.95% 4.55% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£165 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £205 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.65% -17.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.17% -10.41%
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
316 286 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.39% 20.17% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 133 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.36 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 17 April 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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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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (40.00%) Lotus
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) MCP
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) Apple
7 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) MCSA
7 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (10.00%) VBScript
7 1 (10.00%) Email Migration

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Server Support
4 2 (20.00%) Storage Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Lotus
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Apple
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