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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 118 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 27 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.50% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 2.25% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.80% -25.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £343 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.72% -36.95%
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
811 668 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.00% 22.27% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 330 258
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 70 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Manchester 0 13 £355 +18.33% 5
Cheshire -1 7 £175 -40.42% 5
Merseyside -12 2 £135 -
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £235 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
4 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 21 (38.89%) Windows XP
6 18 (33.33%) Citrix
7 17 (31.48%) MS Office
8 16 (29.63%) Migration
8 16 (29.63%) Android
8 16 (29.63%) Apple iOS
9 14 (25.93%) VMware
10 13 (24.07%) SCCM
11 12 (22.22%) Project Management
12 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
13 10 (18.52%) SLA
13 10 (18.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (14.81%) Wireless
16 7 (12.96%) Back Office
16 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
17 6 (11.11%) Apple
17 6 (11.11%) NHS
17 6 (11.11%) Oracle
17 6 (11.11%) LANDesk
17 6 (11.11%) Firewall
17 6 (11.11%) Logistics
17 6 (11.11%) AirWatch

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (9.26%) IBM Notes
3 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.41%) Lync
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Wireless
2 6 (11.11%) Firewall
3 5 (9.26%) Broadband
3 5 (9.26%) DHCP
3 5 (9.26%) DNS
4 4 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) MPLS
6 1 (1.85%) SAN
6 1 (1.85%) Intranet
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.85%) VLAN
6 1 (1.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MSI
2 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.96%) Back Office
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) IT Support
4 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.26%) Support Technician
6 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support
6 5 (9.26%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Architect
10 1 (1.85%) Virtualisation Project Manager
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) NHS
2 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.41%) iPad
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 21 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 16 (29.63%) Apple iOS
4 16 (29.63%) Android
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.41%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Migration
2 12 (22.22%) Project Management
3 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (18.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (11.11%) Logistics
6 6 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL
7 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.70%) Change Management
8 2 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.85%) Email Migration
9 1 (1.85%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.85%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
1 1 (1.85%) VBScript
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.41%) MCSA
3 2 (3.70%) MCSE
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) MCITP
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) CCNP
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCCM
2 6 (11.11%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.33%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) VMware
4 6 (11.11%) LANDesk
4 6 (11.11%) Apple
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle
5 5 (9.26%) Lotus
6 2 (3.70%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Wyse
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya
7 1 (1.85%) AppSense
7 1 (1.85%) Google
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