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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 70 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.85% 0.15% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.38% 0.65% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £188 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £76.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
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
207 154 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.27% 22.45% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 115 82
Median daily rate £425 £338 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £230 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £23.75 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Wales +9 6 £188 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) MS Office
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (25.00%) Software Licensing
6 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) Avaya
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) Apple
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
8 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
8 1 (8.33%) PowerShell

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Apple