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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 74 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.52% 0.52% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 2.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £249 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 -
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -
Windows 8
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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
178 145 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.00% 25.22% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 73 32
Average daily rate £325 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 5
Average hourly rate £12.94 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.76% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £23.05 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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
South Wales -9 4 £275 - 3
West Wales - - - - 5
North Wales - - - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 7 (50.00%) MS Office
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (35.71%) VMware
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) VoIP
8 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
9 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (21.43%) Adobe
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) Xen
9 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
10 2 (14.29%) Cisco
10 2 (14.29%) Lync
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (14.29%) vSphere
10 2 (14.29%) XenApp
10 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
10 2 (14.29%) Mitel
10 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
10 2 (14.29%) QA
10 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
10 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
10 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (14.29%) Lync
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) MPLS
2 2 (14.29%) DSL
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support
5 2 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Xen
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Mitel
5 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
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Posted: 16 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago