Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Microsoft Windows 8
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 163 144
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 20 16 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.37% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 1.97% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 11
Berkshire median daily rate £190 £168 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.26% +15.69% -63.75%
10th Percentile £120 £106 £120
90th Percentile £308 £444 £390
South East median daily rate £225 £201 £300
% change year-on-year +11.80% -32.92% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +13.16% +35.71%
10th Percentile £18.55 £19.75 £13.10
90th Percentile £19.45 £23.25 £36.30
South East median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +14.17% -10.45% +19.64%

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 794 814 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.33% 18.93% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 440 495
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £185 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 119
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.59% -21.11% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%

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 24 November 2017.

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
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 24 November 2017. 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
Slough - 8 £305 - 1
Reading +7 5 £148 +31.11%
Maidenhead -5 1 £225 +82.93% 1
Wokingham - 1 £170 -
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (55.00%) VMware
7 10 (50.00%) Office 365
8 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (40.00%) Firewall
8 8 (40.00%) DHCP
8 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (40.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (35.00%) LAN
9 7 (35.00%) WAN
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (35.00%) Apple
9 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (30.00%) XenApp
10 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
10 6 (30.00%) VLAN
10 6 (30.00%) Symantec
10 6 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (30.00%) Citrix

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 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DHCP
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 6 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.00%) SMTP
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (15.00%) Back Office
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 4 (20.00%) IT Technician
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Technician
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) iPad
3 3 (15.00%) iPhone
4 2 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (80.00%) Windows 10
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCENT
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCA
5 1 (5.00%) CCAA
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) XenApp
3 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Apple
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) Symantec
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 5 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) MobileIron
5 5 (25.00%) Polycom
6 4 (20.00%) Canon
7 3 (15.00%) Dell
8 2 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (10.00%) IBM
8 2 (10.00%) Kaspersky
8 2 (10.00%) Veeam
9 1 (5.00%) Avaya
9 1 (5.00%) Kofax
9 1 (5.00%) LANDesk