The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 33 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.99% 1.57% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.76% 6.67% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £205 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.65% -17.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.17% -10.41%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
137 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.08% 23.56% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 19 42
Average daily rate £325 £358 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £149 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -20.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Merseyside region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Merseyside region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Liverpool -9 8 £225 - 4
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Android
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (23.08%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (23.08%) Lync
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) MCSE
7 2 (15.38%) MCSA
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) Lync
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Training Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) BlackBerry OS
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Change Management
1 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
1 2 (15.38%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard