The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.96% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Windows 8
South Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
131 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.57% 13.55% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 26 28
Average daily rate £338 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £148 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.68 £17.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows 8
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix