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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Merseyside
Rank 38 - 34
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% - 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% - 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £183 £165
% change year-on-year -17.80% +10.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.18 - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 67 79 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.74% 23.44% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 45
Median daily rate £310 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £248 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.65 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Merseyside

Windows 8
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows 8.

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

Windows 8
Top Related 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%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS 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