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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 119 106
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.79% 2.95% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Median daily rate £115 £233 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.53% +78.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £178 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £180 £208
% change year-on-year -13.19% -13.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 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 355 611 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.34% 21.13% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 276 257
Median daily rate £400 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 73
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +35 6 £425 - 1
Birmingham +8 5 £115 -36.11% 1
Warwickshire +10 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 1
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) Windows 7
3 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Windows 10
5 8 (34.78%) Migration
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (17.39%) Office 365
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) SCCM
10 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
10 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
10 2 (8.70%) Validation
10 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (8.70%) MSI
10 2 (8.70%) SLA
10 2 (8.70%) SAN
10 2 (8.70%) Intranet

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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) IT Support
3 4 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 10
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
3 2 (8.70%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) High Availability
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec
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