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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 131 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.84% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.37% 3.70% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.15% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £140 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £433 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.15%
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
760 621 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.05% 22.57% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 248 230
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 118 77
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Lancashire -13 7 £400 +185.71%
Cheshire 0 4 - - 6
Merseyside -10 4 £675 - 1
Manchester -26 3 £165 -57.28% 9
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Windows 7
3 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
4 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
5 12 (31.58%) Citrix
5 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 12 (31.58%) Android
5 12 (31.58%) Apple iOS
6 10 (26.32%) Project Management
7 8 (21.05%) Migration
7 8 (21.05%) VMware
8 7 (18.42%) Apple
8 7 (18.42%) MS Office
9 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.79%) NHS
9 6 (15.79%) Back Office
9 6 (15.79%) LANDesk
9 6 (15.79%) Lync
9 6 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
11 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
11 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
11 4 (10.53%) DNS
11 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
11 4 (10.53%) SAN
11 4 (10.53%) Lotus
11 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
11 4 (10.53%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 6 (15.79%) Lync
2 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) SAN
1 4 (10.53%) Wireless
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) DHCP
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) VPN
2 3 (7.89%) Broadband
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (5.26%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.79%) Back Office
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.53%) IT Support
3 4 (10.53%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Technician
5 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Server Support
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) NHS
2 4 (10.53%) iPad
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) iPhone
5 1 (2.63%) CCTV
5 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Windows 7
3 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
3 12 (31.58%) Android
3 12 (31.58%) Apple iOS
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Project Management
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.89%) PRINCE
5 3 (7.89%) Change Management
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Time Management
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.26%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Software Licensing
6 2 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (2.63%) Software License Management
7 1 (2.63%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
2 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) MCP
1 2 (5.26%) MCSA
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) VCP4
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Apple
5 6 (15.79%) LANDesk
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Lotus
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco
8 3 (7.89%) HP
9 2 (5.26%) Juniper
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