The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% 0.89% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 4.17% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £191 £189
% change year-on-year -13.38% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +15.57% -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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 75 72 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.32% 21.36% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 35
Median daily rate £363 £350 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +62.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.34 £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Merseyside

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft