Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 85 80
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.06% 1.12% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.50% 6.51% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Birmingham median daily rate £163 £400 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.38% +92.77% -40.71%
10th Percentile £146 £175 £156
90th Percentile £443 £425 £243
West Midlands median daily rate £160 £400 £268
% change year-on-year -60.00% +49.53% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +15.38%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 309 261 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.22% 17.22% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 159 101
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £156 £179 £156
90th Percentile £512 £540 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £395 £339
% change year-on-year -6.33% +16.61% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 26
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +10.69%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.20 £10.68
90th Percentile £19.78 £19.74 £19.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
2 11 (64.71%) Office 365
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) XenApp
6 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL
8 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.88%) VPN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (11.76%) DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 10
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
2 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) AppSense
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Sophos