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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / North West
Rank 120 121 137
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.84% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.29% 4.04% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Median daily rate £120 £313 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.60% -53.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £24.92 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +17.85%

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
517 793 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 20.73% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 421 354
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 84 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +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 26 February 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 26 February 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 9 £225 -33.82% 9
Cheshire +22 5 £120 -58.26% 4
Lancashire +9 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
7 11 (39.29%) MS Office
8 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 9 (32.14%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) Citrix
9 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
11 6 (21.43%) HP
11 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
11 6 (21.43%) Internet
12 5 (17.86%) Change Management
12 5 (17.86%) Android
12 5 (17.86%) iPhone
12 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
12 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
13 4 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
13 4 (14.29%) Office 365
13 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 3 (10.71%) C#
14 3 (10.71%) .NET

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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
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%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQLite
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) French Language
2 1 (3.57%) German Language
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (3.57%) Russian Language
2 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (21.43%) IT Support
4 6 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.71%) C# WCF Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Developer
6 3 (10.71%) WCF Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Exchange Support
7 2 (7.14%) IT Technician
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server Support
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 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 5 (17.86%) iPhone
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Life Science
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
7 5 (17.86%) Android
8 2 (7.14%) Linux
9 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Dovecot
2 2 (7.14%) Postfix
2 2 (7.14%) Samba
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (21.43%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) AppSense
5 1 (3.57%) BMC
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) ThinPrint
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
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