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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 70 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 0.82% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.79% 3.55% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £175 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
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
264 197 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.75% 22.96% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 106 86
Average daily rate £400 £356 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 14
Average hourly rate £55.55 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.37% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 5 (29.41%) MS Office
7 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) Wireless
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) VMware
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
9 3 (17.65%) DHCP
9 3 (17.65%) Remedy
9 3 (17.65%) SLA
9 3 (17.65%) EMC
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
9 3 (17.65%) Skype
10 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (11.76%) Google Apps

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Apps
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) Skype
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.88%) LAN
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Database Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.88%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
2 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) EMC
2 3 (17.65%) Remedy
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) ProCurve