Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 124 147
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.71% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 3.65% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Manchester median daily rate £354 £125 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.00% -23.08% -46.72%
10th Percentile £310 £113 £97
90th Percentile £401 £259 £358
North West median daily rate £325 £125 £181
% change year-on-year +160.00% -31.03% -23.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +32.00% -
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -10.00%

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 641 576 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.43% 19.39% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 346 518
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £129 £136 £185
90th Percentile £525 £541 £511
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 38
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +17.18% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.35 £9.95
90th Percentile £32.90 £41.83 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -6.45%

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 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 15 November 2018. 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 +1 1 - - 1
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) MSI
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
5 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 4 (44.44%) SCCM
5 4 (44.44%) Application Packaging
5 4 (44.44%) AdminStudio
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
6 3 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) VBScript
6 3 (33.33%) VB
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) SLA
6 3 (33.33%) Workflow
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) OCX
6 3 (33.33%) QA
6 3 (33.33%) Ivanti
6 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Billing
6 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 3 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MSI
2 4 (44.44%) AdminStudio
3 3 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (33.33%) Billing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) MSI Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Application Packaging
2 3 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (33.33%) Personalization
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) VB
1 3 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Ivanti
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Xerox
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Meraki
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Novell