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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 65 67
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 1.64% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.49% 7.37% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £160 £288 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.34% -31.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £183 £165
% change year-on-year -17.80% +10.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -15.15%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 91 217 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.20% 22.28% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 103 78
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 23
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Cheshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Warrington - 3 £120 - 2
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) iPhone
5 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
6 1 (14.29%) Apple Swift
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (14.29%) JSON
6 1 (14.29%) French Language
6 1 (14.29%) German Language
6 1 (14.29%) Portuguese Language

Windows 8
Top Related 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 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) French Language
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) German Language
1 1 (14.29%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (14.29%) Russian Language
1 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Support
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Support
4 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Cocoa
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Apple Swift
1 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
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