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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Berkshire
Rank 97 113 113
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.41% 2.57% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £145 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 283 505 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.29% 20.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 302 291
Median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 39
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Reading +10 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
5 2 (28.57%) Skype
6 1 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 8
Top Related 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) Skype
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SAP