The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 0.23% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.96% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
Windows 8
Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
102 122 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.83% 27.66% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 69 22
Average daily rate £325 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.63 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 1 - -
Newport - - - -
Windows 8
Wales

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (78.57%) MS Office
4 10 (71.43%) Windows XP
5 8 (57.14%) Adobe
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) SAN
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL
9 2 (14.29%) VBScript
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 2 (14.29%) VoIP
9 2 (14.29%) WAN
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (14.29%) HP
9 2 (14.29%) Dell
9 2 (14.29%) vSphere
9 2 (14.29%) XenApp
9 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
9 2 (14.29%) VMware
9 2 (14.29%) Mitel
9 2 (14.29%) Asset Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) DSL
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Help Desk Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Help Desk Support
2 8 (57.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
2 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) CCA
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Adobe
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) AppSense