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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.56% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £173
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.67 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.51% +11.13%

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
20 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.30% 22.14% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 7
Median daily rate £225 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £131 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £422 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Median hourly rate £14.48 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.30 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware