The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 64 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.20% 0.19% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
144 145 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.23% 28.27% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 49
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.20 £16.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows 8
UK

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
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 22 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.

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 -10 6 £135 -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (72.22%) Windows XP
5 11 (61.11%) MS Office
6 9 (50.00%) Adobe
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
8 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) VoIP
9 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 4 (22.22%) Citrix
9 4 (22.22%) SAN
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
10 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
10 3 (16.67%) QA
11 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
11 2 (11.11%) XenApp
11 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
11 2 (11.11%) vSphere
11 2 (11.11%) SCCM
11 2 (11.11%) ProCurve
11 2 (11.11%) Mitel
11 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 2 (11.11%) Xen
11 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) VoIP
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Support Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (72.22%) Windows XP
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCA
1 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
2 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
2 2 (11.11%) Xen
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Adobe
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) ProCurve
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
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