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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.44% 2.62% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £275 £225 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +45.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £161 £190
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -15.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £14.75 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%

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
348 496 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.75% 20.33% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 218 233
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 95
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £10.73 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 - 3 £275 - 4
Birmingham -4 2 £208 +16.90% 3
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Windows 10
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) Office 365
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Altiris
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) SCCM
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.76%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) MCSE
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
9 1 (5.88%) SQL
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (5.88%) MCP
9 1 (5.88%) MS Office

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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) IPv4
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Altiris
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
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