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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 112 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.86% 1.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.60% 4.52% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Median daily rate £119 £168 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.95% -49.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £119 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £181 £236
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -23.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
Windows 8
South East

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
499 487 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.76% 18.96% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 239 225
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 29
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 4 £113 -70.00% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £123 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 8 (40.00%) MS Office
7 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (25.00%) SLA
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) Remedy
10 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (15.00%) Office 365
11 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (15.00%) SCCM
11 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
12 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
12 2 (10.00%) IPX
12 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
12 2 (10.00%) Internet
12 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
12 2 (10.00%) Citrix
12 2 (10.00%) Lotus

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 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
1 2 (10.00%) IPX
1 2 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) IT Support
5 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) IT Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Linux Support
7 2 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.00%) Unix
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus
3 2 (10.00%) Polycom
4 1 (5.00%) AppSense
4 1 (5.00%) Aruba
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) VMware