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 24 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 94 85
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.24% 0.44% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.97% 2.45% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Median daily rate £229 £243 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +3.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £157 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £180 £189
% change year-on-year -13.19% -4.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +13.14% -13.58%  

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 244 326 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.85% 18.08% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 178 153
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 42
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 £175 - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Windows 10
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Office 365
8 4 (17.39%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
10 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (8.70%) iPhone
10 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
10 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
10 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (4.35%) Citrix
11 1 (4.35%) LAN
11 1 (4.35%) WAN
11 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
11 1 (4.35%) Life Science
11 1 (4.35%) SCCM

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 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DHCP
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (26.09%) Server Support
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server Support
4 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) IT Support
4 4 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Packager
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
7 1 (4.35%) IT Technician
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.70%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Windows 10
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Application Discovery
2 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.35%) Application Rationalisation
2 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
2 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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