The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 143 133
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.095% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.99% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £118 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £178 £215
% change year-on-year -8.45% -17.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.91% -25.92%  
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 451 708 642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 21.49% 24.21% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 495 360
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 68
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Yorkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
West Yorkshire +12 1 - - 8
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) NAS
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Field Service Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Field Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (20.00%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec