Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 161 142
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 28 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.63% 4.27% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 26
West Midlands median daily rate £130 £313 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.40% +95.31% -46.67%
10th Percentile £101 £125 £112
90th Percentile £388 £450 £336
England median daily rate £175 £200 £200
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.08% +0.87% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.93 £9.65
90th Percentile £17.50 £15.68 £21.35
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -3.23% -4.32% +8.00%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 772 1193 899
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.44% 19.71% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 603 455
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% +5.26%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £135
90th Percentile £556 £524 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 101 136
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £9.52
90th Percentile £29.60 £26.25 £30.00
England median hourly rate £16.81 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.85% - +4.10%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Birmingham +5 11 £135 -62.11% 3
Shropshire +30 6 £425 -5.56%
Staffordshire 0 2 - -
Warwickshire -5 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Worcestershire +15 1 - -
Coventry +13 1 £130 -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) Migration
6 7 (25.00%) Office 365
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 3 (10.71%) Degree
9 3 (10.71%) SCCM
9 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.71%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.71%) SAN
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 3 (10.71%) Internet
9 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
10 2 (7.14%) Network Management
10 2 (7.14%) High Availability
10 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
10 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) Intranet
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support
4 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (17.86%) IT Support
4 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 4 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
1 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (7.14%) High Availability
3 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Sophos
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec
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