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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 138 142 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.71% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% 3.63% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 11
Median daily rate £175 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £155 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £425 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +14.28%
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
703 881 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 19.68% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 476 406
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 111 99
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 9 £163 -56.66% 5
Cheshire +6 7 £215 -14.00% 4
Merseyside -1 5 - -
Lancashire +21 1 - - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 26 (61.90%) Windows XP
4 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 16 (38.10%) MS Office
6 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
8 7 (16.67%) Internet
8 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 6 (14.29%) German Language
9 6 (14.29%) Office 365
9 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
10 5 (11.90%) Dutch Language
10 5 (11.90%) French Language
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (11.90%) ITSM
10 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.90%) Cisco
10 5 (11.90%) Citrix
10 5 (11.90%) Apple
11 4 (9.52%) Remedy
11 4 (9.52%) BMC
11 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (9.52%) Change Management
11 4 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (9.52%) Incident Management

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) MS Office
2 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
2 3 (7.14%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) IMAP
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (14.29%) German Language
2 5 (11.90%) Dutch Language
2 5 (11.90%) French Language
3 4 (9.52%) Italian Language
3 4 (9.52%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (14.29%) IT Support
6 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) IT Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
9 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.38%) CSS
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
1 1 (2.38%) WPF
1 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) iPhone
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.38%) Informatics
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows XP
3 24 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
7 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.76%) Android
8 2 (4.76%) Linux
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) ITSM
3 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.38%) MVC
5 1 (2.38%) Open Source
5 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.38%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.38%) Web Development
5 1 (2.38%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C
1 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) VBScript
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
3 1 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCSA
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Dovecot
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) Postfix
2 2 (4.76%) Samba
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) DameWare
2 1 (2.38%) SCSM
2 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Apple
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco
2 5 (11.90%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) BMC
3 4 (9.52%) Remedy
4 3 (7.14%) Lotus
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Autodesk
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya
6 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) Sophos
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Veeam
6 1 (2.38%) Xamarin