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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 148 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.14% 2.84% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Median daily rate £153 £225 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% -20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £135 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £404 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £160 £223
% change year-on-year
+18.90% -28.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.70 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £20.95 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.34%
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
840 810 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 21.99% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 423 347
Median daily rate £388 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 96 104
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -9 11 £175 +16.66% 2
Cheshire -4 6 £118 -71.34% 4
Merseyside -14 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
3 31 (58.49%) Windows 7
4 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
5 15 (28.30%) MS Office
6 13 (24.53%) Citrix
7 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
8 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
9 10 (18.87%) Apple iOS
9 10 (18.87%) SCCM
9 10 (18.87%) ITIL
10 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
11 8 (15.09%) Finance
11 8 (15.09%) Linux
11 8 (15.09%) Windows 10
12 7 (13.21%) Office 365
12 7 (13.21%) VMware
12 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
13 6 (11.32%) Wyse
13 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
13 6 (11.32%) Apple
13 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
13 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (9.43%) Android
14 5 (9.43%) Mac OS
14 5 (9.43%) German Language
14 5 (9.43%) Juniper

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 (11.32%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Office
2 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SSL
1 5 (9.43%) VPN
2 3 (5.66%) DHCP
2 3 (5.66%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) Skype
3 2 (3.77%) VoIP
4 1 (1.89%) Intranet
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) German Language
3 4 (7.55%) Dutch Language
3 4 (7.55%) Local Government
4 3 (5.66%) Banking
4 3 (5.66%) French Language
4 3 (5.66%) Italian Language
5 2 (3.77%) Legal
5 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Desktop Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) Service Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) IT Support
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Domain Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) iPhone
4 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.89%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.89%) Informatics
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Life Science
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Windows 7
3 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
5 10 (18.87%) Apple iOS
6 8 (15.09%) Linux
6 8 (15.09%) Windows 10
7 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (9.43%) Android
8 5 (9.43%) Mac OS
8 5 (9.43%) Unix
9 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
9 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
2 4 (7.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (5.66%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.77%) Change Management
4 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.77%) Information Security
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
4 2 (3.77%) Project Management
5 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) ITSM
5 1 (1.89%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.89%) Migration
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.89%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.77%) MCITP
2 2 (3.77%) MCP
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) HND
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Citrix
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) Apple
4 6 (11.32%) Wyse
5 5 (9.43%) Juniper
6 4 (7.55%) AppSense
6 4 (7.55%) Lumension
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco
8 2 (3.77%) HP
9 1 (1.89%) BMC
9 1 (1.89%) Lotus
9 1 (1.89%) NetApp
9 1 (1.89%) Remedy
9 1 (1.89%) SAP
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