The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 - 43
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.85% - 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% - 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £220 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £191 £188
% change year-on-year -18.63% +1.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Nottingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 96 81 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 27.27% 18.00% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 49
Median daily rate £369 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.95% +46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.68% -24.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.00 £50.00
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 Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Nottingham

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Nottingham

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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) WSUS
4 3 (50.00%) Back Office
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Polycom
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) SCOM
6 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
6 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Polycom