The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 40
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - - 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £191 £188
% change year-on-year -18.63% +1.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £16.20
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 105 129 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 32.31% 29.05% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 105 64
Median daily rate £375 £450 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +59.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Median hourly rate £11.00 £24.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.10% +81.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £22.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £32.50 £25.00
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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in South Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in South Yorkshire