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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 113 97 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.86% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.07% 4.35% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 14
Median daily rate £150 £150 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -59.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £118 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £375 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +11.72%
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
466 483 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.80% 19.70% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 235 254
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £226 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 29 June 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 June 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
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Reading -14 1 £115 -69.33% 1
Newbury - 1 £150 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) MS Office
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) SLA
7 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
7 5 (27.78%) Remedy
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (16.67%) Android
9 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
10 2 (11.11%) Skype
10 2 (11.11%) OneDrive
10 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
10 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
10 2 (11.11%) Migration
10 2 (11.11%) Polycom
10 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (11.11%) Citrix

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) OneDrive
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) IPX
1 2 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support
4 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) IT Support
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) IT Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Support
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
7 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Android
7 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (5.56%) Unix
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Lotus
3 2 (11.11%) Polycom
4 1 (5.56%) AppSense
4 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) VMware