The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 8
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.80% 0.88% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.81% 4.14% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £148 £185 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.27% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 86 145 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.78% 21.29% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 71 45
Median daily rate £388 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £22.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Birmingham

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Birmingham

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Birmingham

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Deployment Team Leader
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
1 1 (16.67%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
1 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft