The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 72 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.29% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
-30.35% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
265 213 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.63% 20.52% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 95 103
Average daily rate £310 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £9.30 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows 8
North West

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 11 July 2014. 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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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
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (50.00%) SCCM
5 8 (40.00%) Citrix
5 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (40.00%) DHCP
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) WSUS
7 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) MS Office
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (15.00%) Time Management
10 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (10.00%) Service Management
11 2 (10.00%) MCTS
11 2 (10.00%) MCITP
11 2 (10.00%) Degree
11 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 2 (10.00%) Office 365
11 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (10.00%) Migration
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DHCP
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) MCTS
3 2 (10.00%) MCITP
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (35.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Novell
3 1 (5.00%) Wyse
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) AppSense
3 1 (5.00%) Altiris
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow