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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 40 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.29% 2.83% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.43% 10.99% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £210 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £163 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
70 91 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.17% 25.78% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 14
Median daily rate £350 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £135 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.49 £14.00 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% +12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £17.08 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Liverpool -6 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft