Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 182 180
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 27 41 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.39% 2.88% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 33
North West median daily rate £125 £181 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -22.87% -32.86%
10th Percentile £113 £100 £153
90th Percentile £200 £349 £438
England median daily rate £200 £175 £190
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% -17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 14
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £17.50 £16.74 £17.85
England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% - +14.29%

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 1130 1425 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.85% 21.00% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 916 923
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
10th Percentile £159 £199 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 90 185
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.84 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Manchester +28 22 £125 -23.08% 5
Cheshire -2 4 £110 -48.84% 1
Merseyside -2 1 £173 -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
3 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
4 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) Windows XP
6 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
7 7 (25.93%) DHCP
7 7 (25.93%) DNS
7 7 (25.93%) Office 365
8 6 (22.22%) Citrix
8 6 (22.22%) Apple
9 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
9 5 (18.52%) iPhone
10 4 (14.81%) VLAN
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (14.81%) iPad
10 4 (14.81%) Migration
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
11 3 (11.11%) Service Management
11 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
11 3 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
11 3 (11.11%) Android
11 3 (11.11%) Application Discovery
11 3 (11.11%) Application Rationalisation
12 2 (7.41%) Mac OS

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 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Google Drive
4 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DHCP
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) VLAN
3 3 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) MPLS
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) SMS
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
1 2 (7.41%) Xcode
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Server Support
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server Support
4 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Cocoa
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) JSON
1 2 (7.41%) REST
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
1 5 (18.52%) iPhone
2 4 (14.81%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) PDA
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
4 10 (37.04%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Android
6 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
7 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Application Discovery
2 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 3 (11.11%) Application Rationalisation
2 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) Line Management
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Development
4 1 (3.70%) People Management
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
1 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CCNA
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) MCITP
1 1 (3.70%) MCTS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Apple
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) Wyse