The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 35 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 2.68% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 11.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £166 £220 £188
% change year-on-year -24.43% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32 51 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 23.36% 22.77% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 80 104
Median daily rate £300 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 24
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 £10.50 £13.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £21.00 £17.76
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 Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Chester

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Chester