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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 125 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.44% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.93% 1.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
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
726 672 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.87% 22.58% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 296 316
Average daily rate £323 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 84 93
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Cheshire +7 3 £288 -4.16% 3
Manchester -11 3 £313 -3.84% 6
Lancashire - 3 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
4 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (20.69%) MS Office
8 5 (17.24%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
8 5 (17.24%) Citrix
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 5 (17.24%) SCCM
9 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
9 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.79%) .NET
10 3 (10.34%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) CRM
10 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
10 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
10 3 (10.34%) Migration
10 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (6.90%) SCOM
11 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.90%) Lync
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.45%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Architect
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Server Support
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) WinRT
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
3 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) CRM
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Line Management
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Product Management
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.45%) XAML
2 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) ZENworks
3 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) Novell
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Wyse
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) ScanSafe
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) AppSense
5 1 (3.45%) Altiris
5 1 (3.45%) Infor
5 1 (3.45%) MobileIron
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