Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 30 May 2020 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
England > North West
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 179 196
Rank change year-on-year +39 +17 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 20 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 1.97% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 10
Median daily rate £228 £363 £194
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.24% +87.10% -3.13%
10th Percentile £174 £166 £93
90th Percentile £271 £403 £600
England median daily rate £213 £175 £150
% change year-on-year +21.68% +16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.86% -16.90% +14.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.48 £11.63
90th Percentile £14.00 £16.23 £20.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% +4.60%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 706 1,013 1,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.01% 19.61% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 662 650
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £132 £150 £155
90th Percentile £568 £600 £563
England median daily rate £425 £443 £445
% change year-on-year -3.95% -0.56% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 58 115
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +0.88% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.69 £11.17
90th Percentile £42.00 £36.91 £42.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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
Merseyside +15 3 £228 -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MSI
3 1 (33.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware