The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 65 71
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.98% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.89% 3.98% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £118 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +282.97% -32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £114 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £121 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £166 £220 £188
% change year-on-year -24.43% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.35
% change year-on-year +13.14% -14.37%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 159 226 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.16% 24.73% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 327 284
Median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 52
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £21.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Cheshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Cheshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Cheshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Knutsford - 1 £388 -
Windows 8
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (50.00%) JSON
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) REST
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 4 (50.00%) Apple Swift
3 4 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 4 (50.00%) Apple
3 4 (50.00%) Cocoa
3 4 (50.00%) Xcode
3 4 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
1 4 (50.00%) Xcode
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) iOS Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Cocoa
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) JSON
1 4 (50.00%) REST
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 4 (50.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Apple
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix