The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 111 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 3.17% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Median daily rate £275 £225 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £225 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.38 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +36.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +13.79%

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

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
360 568 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.89% 22.29% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 282 219
Median daily rate £393 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 86
Median hourly rate £14.48 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £18.35 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Midlands region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Warwickshire 0 4 £275 - 4
Shropshire +25 3 £425 -
Birmingham -1 2 £230 - 1
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Windows 7
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) Migration
6 5 (29.41%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) Office 365
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
9 2 (11.76%) VMware
9 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (11.76%) XenApp
9 2 (11.76%) Network Management
9 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
9 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
9 2 (11.76%) Altiris
9 2 (11.76%) Intranet
9 2 (11.76%) Internet
9 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (11.76%) MSI
9 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
1 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Field Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Windows 7
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
2 2 (11.76%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Altiris
3 2 (11.76%) VMware