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 21 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Merseyside
Rank - - 33
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £163 £190
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%

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
63 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.90% 13.31% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 27
Median daily rate £350 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix