The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South Wales region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.83% 0.23% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.39% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
114 127 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.81% 29.60% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 72 30
Average daily rate £300 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £128 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
Wales

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 31 July 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.

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Last Year
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Windows 8
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Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (73.33%) Windows XP
3 11 (73.33%) MS Office
4 9 (60.00%) Adobe
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (13.33%) SCCM
8 2 (13.33%) ProCurve
8 2 (13.33%) XenApp
8 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
8 2 (13.33%) vSphere
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (13.33%) AppSense
8 2 (13.33%) Mitel
8 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
8 2 (13.33%) VBScript
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
1 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.67%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 10 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 9 (60.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 9 (60.00%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (60.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (73.33%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCA
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Adobe
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) AppSense
3 2 (13.33%) Mitel
3 2 (13.33%) ProCurve
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Dell