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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 117 101 104
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 25 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.89% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 5.11% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 11
Median daily rate £313 £193 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.33% -35.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £126 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £335 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £10.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
596 411 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.87% 17.37% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 229 233
Median daily rate £375 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 74
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £10.46 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -7 8 £244 +62.50% 3
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Shropshire -32 5 £450 +33.33%
Worcestershire - 2 £375 - 2
Coventry -6 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £105 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
5 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
7 12 (26.67%) MS Office
7 12 (26.67%) Windows 10
8 10 (22.22%) VMware
8 10 (22.22%) SCCM
8 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (15.56%) Citrix
10 7 (15.56%) VPN
10 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Vista
10 7 (15.56%) Google
10 7 (15.56%) User Experience
10 7 (15.56%) Google Apps
11 6 (13.33%) vSphere
11 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (13.33%) Cisco
11 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.11%) HP
12 5 (11.11%) SAN
12 5 (11.11%) Lotus
12 5 (11.11%) Project Management

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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) IBM Domino
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Google Apps
2 4 (8.89%) Office 365
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) VPN
2 5 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) IPv4
2 5 (11.11%) LAN
2 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 5 (11.11%) WAN
3 4 (8.89%) DNS
3 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.89%) Wireless
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) IMAP
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) SMTP
6 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Support Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) User Experience
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
5 12 (26.67%) Windows 10
6 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Vista
9 4 (8.89%) Linux
9 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.44%) Mac OS
11 1 (2.22%) Fedora
11 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL
5 2 (4.44%) Network Management
5 2 (4.44%) Security Patching
5 2 (4.44%) Server Building
5 2 (4.44%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.44%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Line Management
6 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.22%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCSA
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) CCNP
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.67%) MCSE
4 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.44%) MCP
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
System Software
1 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) vSphere
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Citrix
3 7 (15.56%) Google
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Lotus
6 4 (8.89%) Sophos
7 3 (6.67%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.67%) Juniper
8 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.22%) Adobe
9 1 (2.22%) Apple
9 1 (2.22%) Aruba
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) BT
9 1 (2.22%) Kaseya
9 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.22%) Mitel
9 1 (2.22%) Veeam
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