Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 174 160
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 1.96% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
West Midlands median daily rate £194 £170 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -35.24% -14.29%
10th Percentile £150 £124 £150
90th Percentile £443 £288 £530
England median daily rate £215 £166 £190
% change year-on-year +29.32% -12.50% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +27.66% -9.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.20 £10.58
90th Percentile £17.10 £17.90 £16.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +10.71%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 892 868 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.94% 15.89% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 461 409
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £155 £125 £165
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 94 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.63 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.85% +12.03% -9.97%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.53 £10.25
90th Percentile £40.07 £26.75 £21.55
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.02% +5.25%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 +1 13 £281 +52.03% 2
Coventry +8 4 £160 -5.88% 1
Warwickshire +2 2 £213 +63.46% 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
3 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
4 15 (68.18%) Windows 10
5 8 (36.36%) Office 365
6 7 (31.82%) Citrix
6 7 (31.82%) DHCP
6 7 (31.82%) DNS
7 6 (27.27%) VMware
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (22.73%) SLA
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
9 4 (18.18%) HP
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) SCCM
10 3 (13.64%) Firewall
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
10 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.64%) VPN
10 3 (13.64%) MCSE
10 3 (13.64%) 802.11
10 3 (13.64%) Dell
10 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
10 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
10 3 (13.64%) XenApp
10 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
10 3 (13.64%) Disk Encryption

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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) G Suite
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) 802.11
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Support
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 15 (68.18%) Windows 10
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Disk Encryption
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) AirWatch
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Citrix
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Dell
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Google
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Intel
6 1 (4.55%) Ivanti
6 1 (4.55%) McAfee