Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 107 138
Rank change year-on-year -39 +31 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.25% 0.93% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 5.00% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 10
Manchester median daily rate £95 £145 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.48% -10.77% -46.72%
10th Percentile £93 £113 £97
90th Percentile £279 £338 £358
North West median daily rate £160 £175 £163
% change year-on-year -8.57% +7.69% -31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.52% +24.00% -18.09%
10th Percentile £15.73 £13.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £19.58 £17.35 £13.55
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +14.52% +14.81% -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 600 540 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.89% 18.51% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 322 437
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £205
90th Percentile £538 £537 £504
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 39
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £16.17 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.78% +6.03% +11.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £10.05
90th Percentile £34.40 £42.25 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £14.17
% change year-on-year +0.70% +11.15% -5.53%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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 - -
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) Meraki
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) MCITP
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support
1 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
4 1 (12.50%) Novell
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec