Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 8
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 144 157
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.34% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.11% 2.69% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
Berkshire median daily rate £225 £180 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +7.30% -2.75%
10th Percentile £100 £120 £106
90th Percentile £369 £308 £444
South East median daily rate £213 £214 £213
% change year-on-year -0.47% +0.47% -30.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -11.63% +19.44%
10th Percentile £13.80 £18.55 £19.75
90th Percentile £34.00 £19.45 £23.25
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.57% +14.17% -10.45%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 665 780 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.37% 19.13% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 391 447
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £151 £183 £209
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.63 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.61% -9.17% -30.39%
10th Percentile £11.42 £10.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £39.88 £39.75 £49.38
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.06
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.16% -7.42%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 8 £270 +83.05% 3
Bracknell -5 2 £105 -16.00%
Slough -16 2 £318 +4.10% 2
Windsor - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Apple
5 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Office 365
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) MCSE
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (14.29%) VB
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) iPhone
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Skype
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
3 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
3 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Ivanti
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Canon
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.14%) Polycom
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec