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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 96 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.59% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.58% 3.21% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Median daily rate £163 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £235 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £545 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-30.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £15.26 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.20% +9.67%
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
388 343 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.32% 18.27% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 177 168
Median daily rate £375 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 27
Median hourly rate £17.36 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.05% -7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
6 7 (41.18%) MS Office
7 6 (35.29%) Office 365
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco
9 4 (23.53%) Citrix
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
10 3 (17.65%) C
10 3 (17.65%) Lotus
11 2 (11.76%) ITIL
11 2 (11.76%) HP
11 2 (11.76%) DHCP
11 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
11 2 (11.76%) VPN
11 2 (11.76%) DNS
11 2 (11.76%) SLA

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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) IMAP
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (29.41%) IT Support
4 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (11.76%) IT Technician
6 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) WPF
1 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
2 1 (5.88%) Informatics
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) ERP
2 1 (5.88%) MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Dovecot
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Postfix
2 2 (11.76%) Samba
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) DameWare
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Lotus
5 2 (11.76%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Autodesk
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Xamarin