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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK / Wales
Rank 59 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.45% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.84% 1.68% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £344 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £10.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +17.85%

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
163 238 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.22% 35.05% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 163 81
Median daily rate £403 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 16
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £13.53 £15.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
West Wales - 2 £363 -
South Wales +15 1 £325 - 2
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (30.00%) Software Licensing
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) Avaya
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) Apple
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) ThinApp
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) RTP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) SSH
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow