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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 145 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 19 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.76% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.36% 3.44% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 3
Median daily rate £135 £210 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £137 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £468 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% +17.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
805 815 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 22.00% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 429 338
Median daily rate £400 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 85 75
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -2 9 £118 -32.85% 1
Manchester -12 7 £243 +3.19% 2
Merseyside -5 3 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
3 29 (53.70%) Windows 7
4 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 16 (29.63%) MS Office
7 11 (20.37%) Citrix
8 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
9 9 (16.67%) ITIL
9 9 (16.67%) Office 365
10 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
10 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
10 8 (14.81%) SCCM
10 8 (14.81%) Finance
11 7 (12.96%) VMware
11 7 (12.96%) German Language
11 7 (12.96%) Apple
12 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
12 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 6 (11.11%) Wyse
12 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
13 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (9.26%) Mac OS
13 5 (9.26%) Dutch Language
13 5 (9.26%) French Language
13 5 (9.26%) Italian Language
14 4 (7.41%) Internet
14 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
14 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (7.41%) Linux

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 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Office
2 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) SSL
2 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) DHCP
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) Intranet
4 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) Skype
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) German Language
3 5 (9.26%) Dutch Language
3 5 (9.26%) French Language
3 5 (9.26%) Italian Language
4 4 (7.41%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (5.56%) Banking
6 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 2 (3.70%) Local Government
6 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.70%) Marketing
7 1 (1.85%) Electronics
7 1 (1.85%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Desktop Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Service Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Support
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (5.56%) Domain Architect
7 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.85%) CSS
1 1 (1.85%) HTML
1 1 (1.85%) WPF
1 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) iPhone
3 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.85%) Informatics
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (53.70%) Windows 7
3 18 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.26%) Mac OS
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.41%) Linux
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.56%) Android
8 3 (5.56%) Unix
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
3 2 (3.70%) Change Management
3 2 (3.70%) Information Security
3 2 (3.70%) ITSM
3 2 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.85%) CRM
4 1 (1.85%) ERP
4 1 (1.85%) Migration
4 1 (1.85%) MVC
4 1 (1.85%) Programme Management
4 1 (1.85%) Project Management
4 1 (1.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C#
1 1 (1.85%) Java
1 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.85%) PHP
1 1 (1.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) HND
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.85%) DameWare
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 7 (12.96%) Apple
3 7 (12.96%) VMware
4 6 (11.11%) Wyse
5 3 (5.56%) Juniper
6 2 (3.70%) AppSense
6 2 (3.70%) BMC
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco
6 2 (3.70%) Lumension
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.85%) Lotus
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Xamarin