Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 157 146
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.45% 1.95% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Berkshire median daily rate £115 £170 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% -44.49% +53.13%
10th Percentile £99 £143 £177
90th Percentile £538 £244 £451
South East median daily rate £213 £175 £180
% change year-on-year +21.43% -2.78% -37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.84% - -
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% -5.71% +6.06%

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 688 821 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.27% 20.41% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 445 328
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -4.52%
10th Percentile £156 £182 £204
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -31.43% -36.94%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.22 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £41.40 £54.25
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +9.38% -15.79%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 -7 3 £337 +151.96% 1
Bracknell - 2 £105 -
Windsor +4 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Dell
3 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (50.00%) Skype
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) ITSM
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) CA
5 3 (30.00%) Clearswift
5 3 (30.00%) PKI
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (30.00%) SCOM
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) EMC
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) VMS
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP

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 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Skype
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) VMS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (30.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) CA
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Clearswift
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (20.00%) HP