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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 112 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 16 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.76% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.07% 3.70% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
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£130 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £205 £248
% change year-on-year
-3.65% -17.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.17% -10.41%
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
522 487 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.26% 20.60% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 235 161
Average daily rate £325 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 71 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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
Shropshire -10 3 £103 -79.35% 2
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Wolverhampton +9 2 £125 -
Birmingham -15 1 - - 6
Coventry - 1 £160 -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 16 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) MS Office
8 6 (25.00%) Office 365
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.83%) SCCM
9 5 (20.83%) LAN
9 5 (20.83%) WAN
10 4 (16.67%) Adobe
10 4 (16.67%) Symantec
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) vSphere
10 4 (16.67%) Veeam
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 3 (12.50%) VoIP
11 3 (12.50%) HP
11 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 3 (12.50%) SLA
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 3 (12.50%) Lotus
12 2 (8.33%) Remedy

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.17%) CMS
5 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) WAN
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) VoIP
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) French Language
2 1 (4.17%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Polish Language
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (8.33%) IT Support
3 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) ITSM
3 1 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCTS
1 1 (4.17%) MCITP
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) DameWare
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Veeam
2 4 (16.67%) Adobe
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Lotus
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Motorola
5 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
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