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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 97 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.66% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.15% 3.33% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £243 £235 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
325 300 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.20% 19.78% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 154 130
Median daily rate £375 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 June 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £135 -
Salford - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) MS Office
6 7 (31.82%) Office 365
7 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 6 (27.27%) Wyse
8 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
9 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 4 (18.18%) Citrix
9 4 (18.18%) VMware
9 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
9 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
10 3 (13.64%) Banking
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (9.09%) ITIL
11 2 (9.09%) Legal
11 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.09%) Marketing
12 1 (4.55%) Web Development
12 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
12 1 (4.55%) Informatics
12 1 (4.55%) Life Science

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (13.64%) Domain Architect
4 3 (13.64%) IT Support
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) WPF
1 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
1 1 (4.55%) Informatics
1 1 (4.55%) Life Science
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
1 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.55%) CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) MVC
2 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
2 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
2 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) PHP
1 1 (4.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) DameWare
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Wyse
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Autodesk
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Xamarin