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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 116 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 33 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.88% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.64% 5.43% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 13
Median daily rate £400 £220 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £188 £238
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
585 387 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.45% 16.17% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 200 213
Median daily rate £395 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 63 81
Median hourly rate £13.68 £16.60 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.59% +14.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £11.79 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -10 12 £400 +166.66% 3
Warwickshire 0 8 £123 - 1
Shropshire -30 6 £450 -
Coventry -12 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £135 -
Staffordshire - 1 £105 - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) Windows 7
3 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (41.18%) Windows Server
7 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (29.41%) Windows 10
9 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (25.49%) MS Office
11 12 (23.53%) Cisco
11 12 (23.53%) VMware
12 11 (21.57%) IPv4
12 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
12 11 (21.57%) MCSA
13 10 (19.61%) Firewall
13 10 (19.61%) Linux
13 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
13 10 (19.61%) Ubuntu
13 10 (19.61%) SCCM
13 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
14 9 (17.65%) vSphere
14 9 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (17.65%) CCNP
14 9 (17.65%) LAN
14 9 (17.65%) WAN
14 9 (17.65%) MCSE
14 9 (17.65%) Juniper
14 9 (17.65%) SAN

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 5 (9.80%) IBM Notes
1 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) IBM Domino
3 3 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Google Apps
2 6 (11.76%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) IPv4
2 10 (19.61%) Firewall
3 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
3 9 (17.65%) SAN
3 9 (17.65%) WAN
4 7 (13.73%) VPN
5 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.88%) DNS
6 3 (5.88%) Wireless
7 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.92%) SSL
8 1 (1.96%) DHCP
8 1 (1.96%) IMAP
8 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.96%) SMTP
8 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.96%) VLAN
8 1 (1.96%) VoIP
8 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (1.96%) Advertising
1 1 (1.96%) Electronics
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Marketing
1 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Support Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Leader
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
6 5 (9.80%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) IT Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.96%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.96%) Informatics
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) Windows 7
3 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (41.18%) Windows Server
5 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (29.41%) Windows 10
7 10 (19.61%) Linux
7 10 (19.61%) Ubuntu
8 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
9 7 (13.73%) Windows Vista
10 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.92%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.96%) Fedora
12 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
1 6 (11.76%) Migration
1 6 (11.76%) Project Management
2 4 (7.84%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.92%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.92%) Software Licensing
4 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.96%) Line Management
5 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.96%) Security Patching
5 1 (1.96%) Server Building
5 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (21.57%) MCSA
3 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) CCNP
4 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (17.65%) MCSE
4 9 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
6 2 (3.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) vSphere
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco
2 12 (23.53%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Juniper
4 7 (13.73%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) Google
4 7 (13.73%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Lotus
6 4 (7.84%) Sophos
7 3 (5.88%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.96%) Adobe
9 1 (1.96%) Avaya
9 1 (1.96%) BT
9 1 (1.96%) Kaseya
9 1 (1.96%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.96%) Mitel
9 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.96%) Symantec
9 1 (1.96%) Veeam