Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 84 97
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% 0.89% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.61% 4.26% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Cheshire median daily rate £110 £215 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.84% -7.03% -35.31%
10th Percentile £105 £198 £173
90th Percentile £115 £233 £254
North West median daily rate £125 £181 £235
% change year-on-year -31.03% -22.87% -32.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -56.36%
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -33.33%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 249 305 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.54% 20.88% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 190 258
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £180 £180 £213
90th Percentile £540 £578 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £21.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 1 £110 - 1
Daresbury - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - - 3
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 2 (50.00%) Xcode
2 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (50.00%) Apple Swift
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Xcode
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) iOS Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Cocoa
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft