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 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 87 98
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.84% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.45% 4.23% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £100 £200 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -21.05%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 245 355 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.57% 19.85% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 184 158
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £142.75 £20.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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

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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (50.00%) MS Office
7 4 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) HP
7 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (40.00%) Office 365
8 3 (30.00%) Data Entry
8 3 (30.00%) Android
8 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (30.00%) Internet
8 3 (30.00%) C#
8 3 (30.00%) SOAP
8 3 (30.00%) Web Services
8 3 (30.00%) .NET
8 3 (30.00%) WCF
8 3 (30.00%) WPF
8 3 (30.00%) SQLite
8 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (30.00%) Validation
9 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
9 1 (10.00%) LAN
9 1 (10.00%) WAN

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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
1 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQLite
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) IT Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) WCF Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (20.00%) Server Support
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
1 3 (30.00%) WCF
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
1 3 (30.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Android
5 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Data Entry
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft