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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 113 99
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.29% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.45% 1.53% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Median daily rate £134 £133 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £105 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £262 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £191 £184
% change year-on-year -21.25% +3.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +15.57% -13.58%  

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 286 457 488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.65% 19.19% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 246 238
Median daily rate £367 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 51
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -23.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.50 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +18 4 £150 +39.53%
Bracknell - 2 £125 - 1
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 10
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) MCSE
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 1 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
8 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (9.09%) LAN
8 1 (9.09%) WAN
8 1 (9.09%) DHCP
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) DNS
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco
8 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
8 1 (9.09%) Internet

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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Junior
4 2 (18.18%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Junior IT Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 10
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos