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 3 months to 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 145 119
Rank change year-on-year +27 -26  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.47% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 2.24% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 12
Median daily rate £325 £135 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.74% -35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £121 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £307 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £191 £188
% change year-on-year -18.63% +1.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Median hourly rate £15.84 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.55 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +13.14% -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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 645 804 824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.92% 21.02% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 470 428
Median daily rate £389 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 94
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 17 £229 -5.77% 11
Cheshire +18 3 £450 +282.97% 3
Merseyside +1 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

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

1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 17 (44.74%) Windows 10
5 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
8 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) ITIL
9 8 (21.05%) Office 365
10 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
11 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
11 5 (13.16%) HP
11 5 (13.16%) Citrix
11 5 (13.16%) DHCP
11 5 (13.16%) DNS
11 5 (13.16%) Finance
11 5 (13.16%) iPhone
12 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
12 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
12 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
12 4 (10.53%) REST
12 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.53%) Mobile Development
12 4 (10.53%) Apple Swift
12 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
12 4 (10.53%) Cocoa
12 4 (10.53%) Xcode
12 4 (10.53%) Objective-C

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Moodle
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DHCP
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.53%) Subversion
1 4 (10.53%) Xcode
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (18.42%) Active Directory Support
4 6 (15.79%) Server Support
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server Support
5 5 (13.16%) IT Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) IT Support
6 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 4 (10.53%) iOS Developer
6 4 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Packager
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Deployment Manager
9 1 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Cocoa
1 4 (10.53%) HTML
1 4 (10.53%) JSON
1 4 (10.53%) REST
1 4 (10.53%) SOAP
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
1 4 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) iPhone
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Life Science
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 17 (44.74%) Windows 10
4 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.53%) Mac OS X
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile Development
3 3 (7.89%) Change Management
3 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.89%) Scrum
3 3 (7.89%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.63%) CRM
4 1 (2.63%) Information Security
4 1 (2.63%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (2.63%) Line Management
4 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.63%) Service Management
4 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.63%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Apple Swift
2 4 (10.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Citrix
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) Apple
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) BeyondTrust
4 1 (2.63%) Canon
4 1 (2.63%) Capita
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
4 1 (2.63%) NetApp
4 1 (2.63%) ScanSafe
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