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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
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
68 73 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.13% 26.94% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 7
Average daily rate £325 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (25.00%) DSL
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) SMS
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (25.00%) CCA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) DSL
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Packager
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
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 Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCA
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense