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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 124 115 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 23 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.44% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.36% 2.91% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 22
Median daily rate £400 £294 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.17% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £171 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £373 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.36 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+4.20% +7.75%
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
528 378 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.31% 14.99% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 176 232
Median daily rate £360 £335 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 81
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 September 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 September 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 +1 12 £400 +81.81%
Coventry - 5 £170 -
Warwickshire -1 3 £126 - 1
Shropshire -29 2 £450 +73.91%
Worcestershire - 1 £135 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (71.74%) Windows 7
3 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
4 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
6 18 (39.13%) Windows 10
7 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (28.26%) VMware
9 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (23.91%) Cisco
10 11 (23.91%) MS Office
11 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 10 (21.74%) MCSE
11 10 (21.74%) LAN
11 10 (21.74%) WAN
11 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (21.74%) SCCM
11 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
12 9 (19.57%) vSphere
12 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (19.57%) Ubuntu
12 9 (19.57%) Juniper
12 9 (19.57%) SAN
12 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (19.57%) IPv4
12 9 (19.57%) CCNP
12 9 (19.57%) MCSA
12 9 (19.57%) Linux

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 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
2 6 (13.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) LAN
1 10 (21.74%) WAN
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 9 (19.57%) IPv4
2 9 (19.57%) SAN
3 5 (10.87%) VPN
4 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) DNS
6 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.17%) DHCP
7 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Support Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Leader
5 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.87%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.17%) Informatics
5 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (71.74%) Windows 7
3 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
4 18 (39.13%) Windows 10
5 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (19.57%) Linux
7 9 (19.57%) Ubuntu
8 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
1 6 (13.04%) Project Management
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
3 2 (4.35%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.17%) Server Building
4 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) MCSE
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) CCNP
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) MCSA
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) vSphere
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) VMware
3 11 (23.91%) Cisco
4 9 (19.57%) Juniper
5 7 (15.22%) Citrix
5 7 (15.22%) HP
6 6 (13.04%) Google
7 3 (6.52%) Altiris
7 3 (6.52%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.52%) Lotus
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) Sophos
9 1 (2.17%) BT
9 1 (2.17%) Kaseya
9 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.17%) Symantec