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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 119 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.48% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.32% 2.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -
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
775 667 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.26% 22.91% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 289 288
Average daily rate £313 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 87 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.54 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -1 6 £294 -2.08% 3
Lancashire -6 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Manchester -8 4 £313 -3.84% 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (24.24%) MS Office
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (21.21%) VMware
7 6 (18.18%) SCCM
7 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 5 (15.15%) DNS
8 5 (15.15%) Office 365
8 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
9 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
9 4 (12.12%) SQL
9 4 (12.12%) .NET
10 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
10 3 (9.09%) IIS
10 3 (9.09%) CRM
10 3 (9.09%) DHCP
10 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (6.06%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Intranet
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Extranet
4 1 (3.03%) SMS
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.03%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.03%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Server Support
5 1 (3.03%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Ajax
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) WinRT
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
2 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (6.06%) Time Management
3 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.03%) Information Security
4 1 (3.03%) Document Management
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.03%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) XAML
2 1 (3.03%) VBScript
2 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.03%) ZENworks
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp
4 2 (6.06%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Wyse
5 1 (3.03%) Novell
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) AppSense
5 1 (3.03%) Altiris
5 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.03%) ScanSafe
5 1 (3.03%) Infor