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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 100 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.22% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.71% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £245 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.34% +88.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
485 364 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.48% 19.86% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 155 159
Average daily rate £300 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 54 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 7 £375 +3.44% 3
Staffordshire - 4 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Citrix
6 6 (24.00%) SCCM
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Vista
9 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (12.00%) HTML5
9 3 (12.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) .NET
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (12.00%) WAN
10 2 (8.00%) VPN
10 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
10 2 (8.00%) HP
10 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (8.00%) OOD
10 2 (8.00%) OOP
10 2 (8.00%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQLite
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) IT Support
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Deployment Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML5
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (8.00%) WinForms
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) LINQ
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) WinRT
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) AS400
2 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (4.00%) Android
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) OOP
3 2 (8.00%) OO
3 2 (8.00%) OOD
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) MVVM
4 1 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) IAG
3 1 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Nokia
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee
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