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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 85 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.26% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.40% 1.37% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £175 £150 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £188 £220
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -14.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
353 291 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.44% 19.20% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 134 122
Median daily rate £340 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 33
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £19.16 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 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 24 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Wyse
5 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (21.05%) Office 365
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 3 (15.79%) Banking
8 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
8 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco
9 2 (10.53%) DHCP
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) DNS
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (10.53%) HP
9 2 (10.53%) Legal
9 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Domain Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Health Informatics
1 1 (5.26%) Informatics
1 1 (5.26%) Life Science
1 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
2 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Wyse
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) SAP