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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 102 103 94
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.048% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.81% 0.23% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£150 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
-30.43% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
499 428 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.55% 20.52% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 208 172
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 74 62
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.03 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 6 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £150 - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
5 19 (42.22%) MS Exchange
6 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (31.11%) C#
8 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (26.67%) .NET
9 12 (26.67%) Citrix
10 11 (24.44%) SQL
11 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
11 10 (22.22%) Windows CE
11 10 (22.22%) Subversion
11 10 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (20.00%) VMware
13 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
13 8 (17.78%) C++
13 8 (17.78%) Web Services
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone 8
13 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone
13 8 (17.78%) Mobile Application Development
13 8 (17.78%) Pocket PC
13 8 (17.78%) Scrum
13 8 (17.78%) WCF
13 8 (17.78%) JIRA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (42.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 10 (22.22%) Subversion
2 8 (17.78%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 9 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Build Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 8 (17.78%) WCF
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
1 8 (17.78%) Pocket PC
2 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.44%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Windows XP
3 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
5 10 (22.22%) Windows CE
5 10 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone 8
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Phone
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Mobile Application Development
2 8 (17.78%) Scrum
3 2 (4.44%) Migration
3 2 (4.44%) ERP
3 2 (4.44%) ITIL
3 2 (4.44%) OOP
3 2 (4.44%) OO
4 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.22%) Change Management
4 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (2.22%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) C#
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) Embedded C++
3 8 (17.78%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) XenApp
2 7 (15.56%) VMware ESX
3 6 (13.33%) XenServer
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Citrix
3 9 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Perforce
4 2 (4.44%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus