The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% 1.27% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.76% 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 35 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.33% 22.29% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 11
Median daily rate £225 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £410 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware