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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 148 138 124
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.30% 3.27% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 7
Median daily rate £190 £225 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £160 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.10 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £15.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +17.85%
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
694 795 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.80% 18.99% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 424 358
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 86 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 0 4 £105 -40.00% 5
Merseyside +2 3 - -
Cheshire 0 1 - - 4
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
3 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 22 (57.89%) Windows 7
5 21 (55.26%) Windows XP
6 13 (34.21%) MS Office
7 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 8 (21.05%) Internet
8 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
9 7 (18.42%) ITIL
10 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.79%) Citrix
10 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.16%) Office 365
11 5 (13.16%) German Language
11 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
11 5 (13.16%) Cisco
12 4 (10.53%) DNS
12 4 (10.53%) DHCP
12 4 (10.53%) SQL
12 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (10.53%) Apple
12 4 (10.53%) Dutch Language
12 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (10.53%) ITSM
12 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
12 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010

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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Office
2 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) DHCP
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.26%) IMAP
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.63%) 3G
5 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) MPLS
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (13.16%) German Language
2 4 (10.53%) Dutch Language
3 3 (7.89%) French Language
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.26%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) IT Support
4 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support
6 2 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) WCF
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 21 (55.26%) Windows XP
4 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.89%) Android
8 2 (5.26%) Linux
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) ITSM
3 3 (7.89%) Change Management
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.63%) CRM
5 1 (2.63%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.63%) ERP
5 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.63%) MVC
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.63%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.63%) Validation
5 1 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Dovecot
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) Postfix
3 2 (5.26%) Samba
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.63%) DameWare
3 1 (2.63%) SCSM
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) BMC
5 3 (7.89%) Remedy
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Lotus
7 1 (2.63%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Sophos
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) Veeam
7 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
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