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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 65 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.85% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.62% 3.25% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £170 £511 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.73% -7.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £170 £175
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
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
138 246 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.57% 26.06% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 143 124
Median daily rate £438 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £233 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 42 11
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +76.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £17.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £103.22 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 8 December 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) MS Office
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
6 2 (22.22%) Skype
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) SAP
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (11.11%) MPLS
7 1 (11.11%) Sophos
7 1 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) VMware

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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Support Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (44.44%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
3 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Aruba
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) VMware