The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 129 124 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 26 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.81% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.46% 3.88% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 6
Median daily rate £188 £213 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £137 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £188 £238
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.88 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% -48.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
Windows 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
752 798 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.63% 20.80% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 421 363
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 85
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.50 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cheshire +12 11 £215 +32.30% 5
Manchester -14 10 £181 -61.84% 7
Merseyside -1 4 - -
Lancashire -10 1 - - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (64.15%) Active Directory
3 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
3 27 (50.94%) Windows 7
4 23 (43.40%) Windows XP
5 15 (28.30%) MS Office
6 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
7 9 (16.98%) ITIL
7 9 (16.98%) Office 365
7 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (15.09%) Citrix
8 8 (15.09%) Apple
8 8 (15.09%) Finance
8 8 (15.09%) SCCM
9 7 (13.21%) German Language
9 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
9 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
9 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
10 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
10 6 (11.32%) French Language
10 6 (11.32%) VMware
10 6 (11.32%) Wyse
11 5 (9.43%) Italian Language
11 5 (9.43%) Dutch Language
11 5 (9.43%) SLA
11 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.43%) Mac OS
11 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
12 4 (7.55%) DNS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
1 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Office
2 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DHCP
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
1 4 (7.55%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) Intranet
3 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) MPLS
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) Skype
3 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) German Language
3 6 (11.32%) French Language
4 5 (9.43%) Dutch Language
4 5 (9.43%) Italian Language
5 4 (7.55%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (5.66%) Banking
7 2 (3.77%) Legal
7 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.77%) Marketing
7 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.89%) Electronics
8 1 (1.89%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (24.53%) Service Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Support Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (13.21%) Desktop Support
7 6 (11.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Architect
8 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (7.55%) IT Support
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Architect
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Active Directory Support
10 3 (5.66%) Domain Architect
10 3 (5.66%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) WPF
1 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.66%) iPhone
2 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) Health Informatics
2 1 (1.89%) Informatics
2 1 (1.89%) Life Science
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) NHS
2 1 (1.89%) Replication
2 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Windows 7
3 23 (43.40%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
7 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
8 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
8 5 (9.43%) Mac OS
9 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
10 3 (5.66%) Linux
10 3 (5.66%) Unix
10 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) ITIL
2 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
2 4 (7.55%) ITSM
3 3 (5.66%) Change Management
3 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.66%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.77%) Information Security
5 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.89%) CRM
5 1 (1.89%) ERP
5 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.89%) Migration
5 1 (1.89%) MVC
5 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.89%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) C
2 1 (1.89%) C#
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) PHP
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) VB
2 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) HND
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (64.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) DameWare
3 1 (1.89%) SCSM
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) Apple
2 8 (15.09%) Citrix
3 6 (11.32%) VMware
3 6 (11.32%) Wyse
4 3 (5.66%) BMC
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) Remedy
5 2 (3.77%) AppSense
5 2 (3.77%) Lumension
6 1 (1.89%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.89%) Avaya
6 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.89%) Lotus
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Sophos
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Veeam
6 1 (1.89%) Xamarin