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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 127 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.45% 2.09% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.69% -66.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £140 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £339 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.58 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -
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
693 623 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 22.00% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 323
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 88 84
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -8 8 £138 -64.51% 5
Cheshire - 6 £405 - 5
Merseyside -7 1 - - 2
Lancashire -24 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
5 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
6 10 (30.30%) Citrix
6 10 (30.30%) VMware
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
9 5 (15.15%) SAN
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
9 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
9 5 (15.15%) MS Office
10 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
10 4 (12.12%) SQL
10 4 (12.12%) IBM Notes
10 4 (12.12%) DHCP
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco
10 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
10 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
10 4 (12.12%) Lotus
10 4 (12.12%) Finance
10 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (12.12%) Lync
10 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
10 4 (12.12%) Office 365
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) IBM Notes
2 4 (12.12%) Lync
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) SSL
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Server Support
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Software Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
1 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
1 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
3 1 (3.03%) CCTV
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.09%) Android
6 3 (9.09%) Solaris
7 2 (6.06%) Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 3 (9.09%) CRM
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.03%) Software License Management
6 1 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.03%) Product Management
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCP
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Lotus
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.03%) ScanSafe
6 1 (3.03%) Apple
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) IBM
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