The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cardiff region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.25% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-31.64% -
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 75 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.32% 29.76% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 15
Average daily rate £310 £295 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
South Wales

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) CCA
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (50.00%) AppSense
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (50.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (25.00%) MSI

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
1 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCA
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) AppSense