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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / North West
Rank 124 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% 3.34% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 3
Median daily rate £288 £225 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £172 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £332 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £169 £163 £198
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £14.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +37.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.85 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £25.21 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +20.68%

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
560 748 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.36% 19.06% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 398 338
Median daily rate £373 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 82 96
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.38 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +11 4 £300 +16.50% 6
Cheshire +16 3 £120 -48.10% 3
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
4 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
5 10 (35.71%) MS Office
5 10 (35.71%) Windows 10
6 8 (28.57%) Internet
7 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL
7 7 (25.00%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
8 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 5 (17.86%) Android
9 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
9 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.29%) Change Management
10 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 4 (14.29%) iPhone
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
10 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
10 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (10.71%) Trend Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
11 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
4 2 (7.14%) IMAP
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) 3G
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQLite
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) French Language
2 1 (3.57%) German Language
2 1 (3.57%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (3.57%) Russian Language
2 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) IT Support
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) WCF Developer
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Technician
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) WCF
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
1 3 (10.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) iPhone
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
4 10 (35.71%) Windows 10
5 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 5 (17.86%) Android
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.14%) Linux
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
10 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
3 3 (10.71%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Dovecot
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) Postfix
2 2 (7.14%) Samba
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Lotus
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) AppSense
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) BMC
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) ThinPrint
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £11 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago