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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 46 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.89% 0.75% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 3.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-25.55% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
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
92 110 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.49% 20.56% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 67 40
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.55 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.16 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Windows 8 Hourly 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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Caerphilly - 2 £150 -
Torfaen - 1 - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Windows 8
Wales

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (14.29%) DSL
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) DSL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) NetMotion Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) SAP