The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 63 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.41% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.79% 2.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Windows 8
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
126 88 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.39% 17.85% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 37 46
Average daily rate £300 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.20 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.11 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
South Wales -11 1 - - 2
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (40.00%) DSL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) ERP
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) DSL
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards