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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 119 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.96% 3.64% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Median daily rate £233 £130 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.84% -66.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £123 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £346 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.38 £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.88% -47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £9.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £9.00 £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.94%
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
609 522 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.16% 19.16% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 267 231
Median daily rate £361 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 71
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
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 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 2 May 2016.

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 2 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
Birmingham +9 7 £180 - 7
Coventry -6 3 - -
Warwickshire -3 2 - - 1
Shropshire -33 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £375 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) Windows 7
3 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
4 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 11 (35.48%) MS Office
7 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
9 7 (22.58%) Citrix
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Vista
9 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (19.35%) IBM Notes
10 6 (19.35%) Lotus
11 5 (16.13%) Sophos
11 5 (16.13%) IBM Domino
11 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.13%) VPN
11 5 (16.13%) SCCM
11 5 (16.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 4 (12.90%) VMware
12 4 (12.90%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) Wireless
13 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (9.68%) DNS
13 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange

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 6 (19.35%) IBM Notes
2 5 (16.13%) IBM Domino
3 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.13%) VPN
2 4 (12.90%) Wireless
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) IPv4
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) SSL
4 2 (6.45%) VoIP
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) IMAP
5 1 (3.23%) MPLS
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.23%) SMTP
5 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.45%) Advertising
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Team Lead
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.23%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) Windows 7
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Vista
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.23%) Fedora
9 1 (3.23%) Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Line Management
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Server Building
5 1 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 6 (19.35%) Lotus
4 5 (16.13%) Sophos
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.23%) Adobe
7 1 (3.23%) Aruba
7 1 (3.23%) Avaya
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Google
7 1 (3.23%) Mitel
7 1 (3.23%) Veeam