The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 22 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.35% - 3.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.94%
Windows 8
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.59% 16.44% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Median daily rate £275 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £20.50 £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the Staffordshire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £275 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £275 -
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Software Licensing
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco