The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 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.

Microsoft Windows 8
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 91 87
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.39% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £145 £136
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.05 -
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 Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 223 293 265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 21.99% 20.29% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 186 166
Median daily rate £400 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £181 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 14
Median hourly rate £15.03 £12.10 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.21% -1.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £10.20 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.00
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Leeds

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft