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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Manchester
Rank 81 97 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.67% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.27% 1.70% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £225 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £175
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.17 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +12.59%

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
275 353 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.51% 19.92% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 180 152
Median daily rate £391 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 10
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) MS Office
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (42.86%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (35.71%) Android
6 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
7 4 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (28.57%) Office 365
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Internet
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) C#
8 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
8 3 (21.43%) WCF
8 3 (21.43%) WPF
8 3 (21.43%) SQLite
8 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (21.43%) Validation
9 2 (14.29%) Migration
9 2 (14.29%) Samba

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 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
1 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (14.29%) IMAP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQLite
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) IT Support
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) IT Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# WCF Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) WCF Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (14.29%) IT Technician
5 2 (14.29%) Server Support
5 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) WCF
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) Android
5 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
5 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
2 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Dovecot
2 2 (14.29%) Postfix
2 2 (14.29%) Samba
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus