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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 89 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 1.23% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 5.95% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £386 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £278
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
317 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.66% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 93
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 39
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £30.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - - 2
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Lotus
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) MCP
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
6 2 (20.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Intranet
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) Apple
7 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
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%) Server Support
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Storage Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) CCTV
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%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Apple
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago