The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 24 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 119 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.14% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 0.83% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £200 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £180 £189
% change year-on-year -13.19% -4.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.50 - £22.50
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 247 480 438
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 17.52% 23.39% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 331 253
Median daily rate £388 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 33
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
3 2 (50.00%) DameWare
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Network Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) ICT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) DameWare
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Wyse
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec