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 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 104 103
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.07% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £166 £220 £188
% change year-on-year -24.43% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 198 373 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 17.95% 25.17% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 538 600
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £286 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £565 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 63
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.54 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £16.69 £40.00
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 Leeds

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

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