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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 85 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 1.84% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£235 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -36.95%
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
305 272 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.05% 21.17% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 132 78
Average daily rate £313 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 20
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
4 8 (61.54%) Migration
5 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (46.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (38.46%) SCCM
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (38.46%) Lotus
7 5 (38.46%) MSI
7 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 4 (30.77%) Project Management
9 3 (23.08%) DNS
9 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
9 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
9 3 (23.08%) Logistics
10 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (15.38%) Lync
10 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
10 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 2 (15.38%) ITIL
10 2 (15.38%) MCSA
10 2 (15.38%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Lync
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Intranet
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Migration
2 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (46.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 3 (23.08%) Logistics
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) Network Management
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Lotus
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Wyse
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
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