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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Cheshire / Chester
Rank - 26 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 3.31% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 13.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18 37 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.48% 24.50% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 7
Median daily rate £295 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 7
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +20.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Chester

Windows 8
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) French Language
1 1 (100.00%) German Language
1 1 (100.00%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (100.00%) Russian Language
1 1 (100.00%) Spanish Language

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) French Language
1 1 (100.00%) German Language
1 1 (100.00%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (100.00%) Russian Language
1 1 (100.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory