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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 125 136 113
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 29 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.28% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.70% 1.30% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 8
Average daily rate £275 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £400 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £158 £291
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -45.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.05 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.10 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.46% -7.69%
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
783 691 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.88% 21.22% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 330 252
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 85 104
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.45% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 14 £269 - 5
Manchester -10 7 £340 - 1
Lancashire +1 6 £190 -52.50% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (65.57%) Windows 7
3 35 (57.38%) Active Directory
4 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
5 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
6 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
7 15 (24.59%) SCCM
7 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (22.95%) Citrix
8 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
8 14 (22.95%) Internet
9 11 (18.03%) Migration
9 11 (18.03%) MS Office
9 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
10 10 (16.39%) Blackberry
11 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (14.75%) ITIL
11 9 (14.75%) VMware
12 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
12 8 (13.11%) Linux
12 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (13.11%) Cisco
12 8 (13.11%) Juniper
13 7 (11.48%) DNS
13 7 (11.48%) Finance
13 7 (11.48%) Firewall
13 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
13 7 (11.48%) Office 365
14 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Internet
2 7 (11.48%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) Firewall
3 6 (9.84%) DHCP
3 6 (9.84%) VPN
4 5 (8.20%) LAN
4 5 (8.20%) SSL
5 4 (6.56%) WAN
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.28%) Skype
7 2 (3.28%) Wireless
8 1 (1.64%) Intranet
8 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.64%) NAS
8 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.64%) SAN
8 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Local Government
4 3 (4.92%) Dutch Language
4 3 (4.92%) German Language
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Support Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support
5 8 (13.11%) Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (8.20%) Architect
8 5 (8.20%) IT Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) IT Support
8 5 (8.20%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.56%) Administrator
9 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.92%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) iPad
4 2 (3.28%) iPhone
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (65.57%) Windows 7
3 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
4 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
5 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
6 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (13.11%) Linux
9 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
10 5 (8.20%) Android
11 4 (6.56%) Unix
11 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
12 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Migration
2 9 (14.75%) ITIL
3 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.92%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.92%) Network Design
5 2 (3.28%) Document Management
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.28%) Project Management
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
6 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.64%) Change Management
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.56%) VBScript
3 2 (3.28%) SQL
4 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.92%) CCIE
3 3 (4.92%) CCNP
3 3 (4.92%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) MCP
5 1 (1.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.64%) MCSA
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (57.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) BitLocker
3 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.28%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.95%) Citrix
3 9 (14.75%) VMware
4 8 (13.11%) Cisco
4 8 (13.11%) Juniper
5 6 (9.84%) Apple
6 5 (8.20%) AppSense
7 4 (6.56%) HP
8 3 (4.92%) Becrypt
8 3 (4.92%) Lumension
8 3 (4.92%) Symantec
9 2 (3.28%) CA
10 1 (1.64%) Capita
10 1 (1.64%) Lotus
10 1 (1.64%) NetApp
10 1 (1.64%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £14.00 per hour
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