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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 69 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 1.20% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.10% 4.66% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Median daily rate £100 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £163 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
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
182 236 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.72% 25.85% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 117 107
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.74% +19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 28 May 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (42.86%) MS Office
7 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
7 5 (35.71%) SLA
7 5 (35.71%) Remedy
7 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
9 3 (21.43%) Migration
9 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007

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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
4 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Google Apps
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) IPX
3 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Support
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Remedy
3 2 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Polycom
4 1 (7.14%) VMware