Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 139 146
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.13% 0.23% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.68% 1.07% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Leeds median daily rate £225 £183 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.29% +46.00% -53.70%
10th Percentile £213 £114 £99
90th Percentile £238 £210 £129
West Yorkshire median daily rate £181 £183 £125
% change year-on-year -0.68% +46.00% -54.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Leeds median hourly rate £11.00 - £17.09
10th Percentile £10.00 - £11.97
90th Percentile £12.00 - £22.62
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £15.31
% change year-on-year -8.33% -21.61% +45.79%

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 Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 443 563 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.79% 21.75% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 363 439
Leeds median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £209 £245 £195
90th Percentile £543 £560 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 56
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -5.30%
10th Percentile £10.30 £8.86 £9.08
90th Percentile £26.30 £24.75 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +6.25%

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Server+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware