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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 74 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.21% 2.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.79% 4.55% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate £145 £375 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.94%
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
251 264 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.35% 26.59% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 131 106
Average daily rate £375 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
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 1 May 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) MS Office
8 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
8 5 (31.25%) Remedy
8 5 (31.25%) SLA
8 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 3 (18.75%) DNS
10 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (18.75%) Wireless
10 3 (18.75%) Migration
11 2 (12.50%) Google
11 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (12.50%) Firewall
11 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Apps
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Support
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Polycom
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
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