Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 148 113
Rank change year-on-year +15 -35 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 5 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.35% 0.15% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 0.82% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 13
Manchester median daily rate £350 £95 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +268.42% -36.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £163 £93 £103
90th Percentile £391 £98 £338
North West median daily rate £338 £115 £150
% change year-on-year +193.48% -23.33% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -11.29% +24.00%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.33 £14.05
90th Percentile £16.50 £15.38 £17.35
North West median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.67% -3.23% +14.81%

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 596 610 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.09% 18.87% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 369 337
Manchester median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £163
90th Percentile £600 £563 £544
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £400
% change year-on-year +3.63% -3.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 37
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £22.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.65 £10.65
90th Percentile £25.67 £42.00 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 +12 1 £188 - 3
Salford - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (60.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Xerox
4 3 (30.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (30.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Personalization
4 3 (30.00%) Sophos
4 3 (30.00%) OCX
4 3 (30.00%) MSI
4 3 (30.00%) AdminStudio
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 3 (30.00%) VB
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (30.00%) Billing
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) AdminStudio
1 3 (30.00%) MSI
1 3 (30.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Application Packaging
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Personalization
2 3 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) VB
1 3 (30.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
2 3 (30.00%) Sophos
2 3 (30.00%) Xerox
3 2 (20.00%) Samsung