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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 44 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 0.69% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 2.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £249 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 -
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -
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
70 79 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.42% 27.24% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 14
Average daily rate £325 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.11% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Lync
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) DSL
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
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