Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 89 88
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.87% 0.30% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.40% 1.63% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Cheshire median daily rate £343 £110 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +211.97% -48.84% -7.03%
10th Percentile £171 £105 £198
90th Percentile £363 £115 £233
North West median daily rate £325 £125 £181
% change year-on-year +160.00% -31.03% -22.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £13.50
10th Percentile £13.00 - £12.78
90th Percentile £18.95 - £14.05
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -10.00%

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 324 246 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.53% 18.45% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 156 192
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +7.94%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £186
90th Percentile £475 £540 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 26 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -20.21%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.13 £18.13 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -8.05%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 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 18 November 2018. 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 -4 5 £346 -
Warrington 0 2 £154 +39.77%
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 8 (72.73%) Apple iOS
4 7 (63.64%) Apple
5 5 (45.45%) Cocoa
5 5 (45.45%) Xcode
5 5 (45.45%) Objective-C
5 5 (45.45%) HTML
5 5 (45.45%) SOAP
5 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) XML
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) Mac OS X
5 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
5 5 (45.45%) REST
5 5 (45.45%) iOS Development
5 5 (45.45%) Subversion
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) Apple Swift
6 4 (36.36%) User Experience
6 4 (36.36%) UX Design
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (27.27%) SLA
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
8 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
8 2 (18.18%) SCCM
8 2 (18.18%) Information Security
8 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Line 50
1 1 (9.09%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
1 5 (45.45%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) iOS Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Cocoa
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) REST
1 5 (45.45%) SOAP
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
1 5 (45.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 8 (72.73%) Apple iOS
4 5 (45.45%) Mac OS X
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
6 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) Android
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) iOS Development
2 4 (36.36%) UX Design
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Apple Swift
1 5 (45.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (9.09%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Apple
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Sage
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens