Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 88 81
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.42% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.04% 2.06% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Cheshire median daily rate £346 £250 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.53% +108.33% -52.00%
North West median daily rate £346 £250 £135
% change year-on-year +38.53% +85.19% -46.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £13.25
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £16.18 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.52% +9.69% -26.25%

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 245 243 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.57% 18.48% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 129 156
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% -6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £157 £225 £166
90th Percentile £475 £538 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -14.75% -9.44%
10th Percentile £16.01 £11.12 £10.88
90th Percentile £17.97 £22.50 £23.13
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -5.88%

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 22 February 2019. 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
Knutsford -9 5 £346 +38.53%
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 5 (100.00%) Apple
1 5 (100.00%) Cocoa
1 5 (100.00%) Xcode
1 5 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 5 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 4 (80.00%) UX Design

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
1 5 (100.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Cocoa
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 5 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (80.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 5 (100.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Apple