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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
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% -
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
56 55 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.05% 21.91% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 4
Average daily rate £200 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £17.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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
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 18 September 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
Birkenhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Apple