The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.40% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.62% 1.57% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £113 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £215 £288
% change year-on-year
-18.60% -25.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +16.07%
Windows 8
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 254 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.57% 25.30% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 152 93
Median daily rate £375 £417 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 21
Median hourly rate £43.28 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.83% +23.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 Reading

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (14.29%) Sophos
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
3 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) IT Support
4 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Network Support
5 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) VMware