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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 101 98 109
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.15% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 2.36% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £145 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -44.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £183 £165
% change year-on-year -17.80% +10.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.32 £12.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.34% -  
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 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 299 382 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.30% 20.06% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 234 209
Median daily rate £413 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +23.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 44
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.30 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.53% -20.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.68 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in West Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Halifax - 1 - - 1
Wakefield - 1 - -
Windows 8
Yorkshire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Time Management
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) NAS
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (14.29%) Sophos
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere

Windows 8
Top Related 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec