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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Wales / South Wales
Rank 44 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.27% 0.77% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 2.45% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £188 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £166 £195
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -14.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £140.00 £10.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1202.32% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +22.80%

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
111 163 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.47% 31.35% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 123 57
Median daily rate £346 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Median hourly rate £11.17 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +16 3 £208 - 1
Newport - 3 £188 -
Windows 8
Wales

Windows 8
Top 28 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Avaya
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Graduate
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Apple