The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 112 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.25% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.10% 1.57% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £145 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £220 £200
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
Windows 8
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
456 447 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.80% 22.35% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 253 184
Median daily rate £419 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 28
Median hourly rate £12.25 £16.72 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +42.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £35.50 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Yorkshire region.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Yorkshire region.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Leeds -4 5 £145 -9.37% 1
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows XP
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) SLA
3 9 (69.23%) VMware
4 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
4 8 (61.54%) ITIL
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
5 7 (53.85%) DameWare
6 6 (46.15%) ITSM
7 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Vista
7 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (30.77%) MS Office
8 4 (30.77%) MCSA
8 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 4 (30.77%) MCITP
9 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
9 3 (23.08%) Trend Analysis
9 3 (23.08%) MCSE
9 3 (23.08%) MCP
9 3 (23.08%) VPN
9 3 (23.08%) Citrix
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows XP
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Vista
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) ITSM
3 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
5 1 (7.69%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCITP
1 4 (30.77%) MCSA
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) MCP
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) DameWare
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.69%) Rackspace