Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 12 December 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 139 139
Rank change year-on-year +21 0 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 21 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.80% 2.29% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Manchester median daily rate £140 £181 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.76% -22.87% -20.34%
10th Percentile £113 £100 £137
90th Percentile £600 £351 £540
North West median daily rate £140 £194 £235
% change year-on-year -27.74% -17.55% -36.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Manchester median hourly rate £15.86 £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.35% +10.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.43 £10.35
90th Percentile £17.40 £15.68 £15.55
North West median hourly rate £14.93 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.59% -10.00% -31.82%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 553 743 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.00% 21.76% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 502 390
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +5.26%
10th Percentile £153 £178 £175
90th Percentile £550 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 82
Manchester median hourly rate £19.63 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.83% +3.45% +0.87%
10th Percentile £11.31 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.03 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Manchester

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Manchester

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Manchester

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Manchester

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 4 £120 -
Wigan - 2 £140 -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 12 (57.14%) Windows 10
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
7 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) Office 365
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (23.81%) DHCP
9 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) DNS
10 4 (19.05%) HP
10 4 (19.05%) Citrix
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
10 4 (19.05%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) VLAN
10 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (19.05%) iPad
11 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 3 (14.29%) REST
11 3 (14.29%) SDLC
11 3 (14.29%) Application Discovery
11 3 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
11 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (14.29%) Validation
11 3 (14.29%) iPhone

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) VLAN
3 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) Skype
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MSI
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 3 (14.29%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Server Support
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 3 (14.29%) REST
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) iPad
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
5 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
9 2 (9.52%) Android
9 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Application Discovery
3 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 3 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) MCTS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Apple
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Blue Prism
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) Google
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam
5 1 (4.76%) Wyse