The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Berkshire
Rank 99 103 115
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.79% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.81% 4.02% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Median daily rate £170 £200 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -46.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
276 497 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.89% 19.52% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 301 274
Median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
Reading +12 2 £170 -2.85%
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Android
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
7 2 (16.67%) Xamarin
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) Skype
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (16.67%) SAP
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) XSLT

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Xamarin Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) WPF
1 2 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Android
4 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) XAML
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp