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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 97 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.21% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 1.02% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £340 - £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £158 £291
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -45.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.46% -7.69%
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
374 294 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.92% 20.75% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 144 124
Average daily rate £338 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
5 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
6 6 (35.29%) DHCP
6 6 (35.29%) DNS
6 6 (35.29%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
6 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (29.41%) SCCM
7 5 (29.41%) Office 365
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) HP
8 4 (23.53%) VBScript
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (17.65%) BitLocker
9 3 (17.65%) Becrypt
9 3 (17.65%) VMware
9 3 (17.65%) Linux
9 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) IT Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) IT Support
2 5 (29.41%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (11.76%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) BitLocker
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Becrypt
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) CA
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Lotus
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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