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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 105 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.63% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.23% 2.81% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 11
Median daily rate £213 £173 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -61.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £128 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £312 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-30.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.20% +9.67%
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
433 498 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.59% 19.89% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 257 258
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +46.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +27 8 £110 - 1
Maidenhead -9 1 £123 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 10 (52.63%) MS Office
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
7 6 (31.58%) Office 365
8 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
8 5 (26.32%) Android
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) SCCM
9 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
10 3 (15.79%) LAN
10 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
10 3 (15.79%) SLA
10 3 (15.79%) DHCP
10 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
10 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (10.53%) WPF
11 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
11 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) SaaS
11 2 (10.53%) PaaS
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
11 2 (10.53%) IaaS

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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Skype
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.26%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Support Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 2 (10.53%) IT Support
6 2 (10.53%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) WPF
1 2 (10.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Android
3 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (10.53%) MVC
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) CRM
2 1 (5.26%) ERP
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) XAML
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
3 2 (10.53%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.26%) AppSense
4 1 (5.26%) Aruba
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Sophos
4 1 (5.26%) VMware