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 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 Wales / Cardiff
Rank 40 55 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.29% 1.20% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.56% 3.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 152 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 18.82% 36.45% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 102 26
Median daily rate £400 £325 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +52.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.00 £17.61
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Cardiff

Windows 8
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) OCX
4 1 (25.00%) MSI
4 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (25.00%) ThinApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB

Windows 8
Top Related 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 (25.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) OCX
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) AppSense
2 1 (25.00%) VMware