The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 98 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.01% 1.63% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-31.64% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
499 367 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.61% 18.70% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 164 222
Average daily rate £300 £325 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £434 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 59
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
England

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
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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 5 £350 - 10
Staffordshire +7 3 £320 - 1
Warwickshire -4 2 £425 +51.78% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £300 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £200 -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Windows 7
3 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
5 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
7 8 (21.05%) Citrix
7 8 (21.05%) SCCM
8 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (15.79%) C#
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 6 (15.79%) VMware
9 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 5 (13.16%) HP
9 5 (13.16%) VPN
9 5 (13.16%) Windows Vista
10 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (10.53%) XenApp
10 4 (10.53%) XenServer
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.53%) LAN
10 4 (10.53%) WAN
10 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (7.89%) MSI
11 3 (7.89%) Project Management
11 3 (7.89%) Migration
11 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) VPN
2 4 (10.53%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) DMZ
3 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSI
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Developer
1 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
2 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
2 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (7.89%) IT Support
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.26%) Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.26%) Pocket PC
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) AS400
2 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Windows 7
3 16 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Vista
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Phone
9 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (5.26%) Windows CE
9 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.89%) Migration
1 3 (7.89%) Project Management
2 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
2 2 (5.26%) MVC
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) OOP
2 2 (5.26%) OO
2 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (5.26%) Scrum
2 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
2 2 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
2 2 (5.26%) Time Management
2 2 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) C++
3 2 (5.26%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
2 4 (10.53%) XenServer
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Riverbed
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Nokia
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
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