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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 65 59
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 0.87% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.12% 4.90% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Median daily rate £145 £244 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.51% +62.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £425 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £210 £188
% change year-on-year -25.00% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.34 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +16.71% -13.58%  

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 98 143 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.34% 17.70% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 94 78
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £497 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.80 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.46% -45.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.73 £12.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 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 28 June 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 10
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) Office 365
6 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) SCCM
8 1 (9.09%) Time Management
8 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (9.09%) Android
8 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
8 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 1 (9.09%) Wiki
8 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
8 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing

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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 10
4 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
1 1 (9.09%) Time Management
1 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) VMware