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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 127 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 33 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.06% 2.27% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £338
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £28.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -26.58%
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
812 704 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.91% 23.23% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 360 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 88 78
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 August 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 August 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 -2 14 £475 +58.33% 5
Cheshire -4 7 £163 -38.09% 3
Merseyside -9 5 £135 - 2
Lancashire +8 3 £228 -35.00%
Cumbria - 1 £235 - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Active Directory
3 34 (53.97%) Windows 7
4 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
5 23 (36.51%) Windows XP
5 23 (36.51%) MS Office
6 19 (30.16%) Citrix
7 17 (26.98%) Apple iOS
7 17 (26.98%) Android
8 16 (25.40%) Migration
9 15 (23.81%) VMware
9 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
10 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (20.63%) SCCM
12 12 (19.05%) Project Management
13 11 (17.46%) SLA
13 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.87%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (12.70%) Wireless
16 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
17 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (11.11%) Back Office
17 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
17 7 (11.11%) DHCP
18 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
18 6 (9.52%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.94%) IBM Notes
5 4 (6.35%) Lync
6 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.17%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (36.51%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) Wireless
2 7 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (9.52%) Firewall
4 5 (7.94%) WAN
4 5 (7.94%) Broadband
5 4 (6.35%) DNS
6 3 (4.76%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) VoIP
7 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) Intranet
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) MPLS
7 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MSI
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Back Office
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Project Manager
2 10 (15.87%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) IT Support
4 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.94%) Support Technician
6 5 (7.94%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.35%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) Middleware
1 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.59%) WPF
1 1 (1.59%) Silverlight
1 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.52%) NHS
3 5 (7.94%) iPad
4 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.17%) iPhone
7 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Windows 7
3 23 (36.51%) Windows XP
4 17 (26.98%) Apple iOS
4 17 (26.98%) Android
5 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.94%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (4.76%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.59%) Solaris
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Migration
2 12 (19.05%) Project Management
3 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (15.87%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (9.52%) Logistics
6 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (7.94%) Application Discovery
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.76%) Change Management
10 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (3.17%) PRINCE
10 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
10 2 (3.17%) Requirements Engineering
10 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.59%) Infrastructure Management
11 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (1.59%) Email Migration
11 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) C#
1 1 (1.59%) SQL
1 1 (1.59%) VBScript
1 1 (1.59%) VB
1 1 (1.59%) VB6
1 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) MCSA
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 37 (58.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (30.16%) Citrix
3 15 (23.81%) VMware
4 6 (9.52%) Apple
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle
4 6 (9.52%) LANDesk
5 5 (7.94%) Lotus
6 3 (4.76%) WatchGuard
7 2 (3.17%) Google
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco
8 1 (1.59%) Avaya
8 1 (1.59%) Wyse
8 1 (1.59%) AppSense
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