The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 27 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 34 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 1.78% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 6.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £85 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £191 £189
% change year-on-year -13.38% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
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 Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 95 78 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 28.96% 27.76% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 62
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £100 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £19.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Cardiff

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) OCX
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) ThinApp

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) OCX
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense