Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 88 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.39% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.95% 3.27% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Reading median daily rate £148 £113 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.11% -64.06% -28.46%
10th Percentile £143 £105 £139
90th Percentile £150 £122 £473
Berkshire median daily rate £180 £168 £145
% change year-on-year +7.30% +15.69% -63.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £18.55 - £10.63
90th Percentile £19.45 - £69.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.63% +13.16% +35.71%

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 256 275 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.08% 18.68% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 148 283
Reading median daily rate £390 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% -5.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £550 £558 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 69
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £33.67 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +20.25% +64.37%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.00% -30.39% +26.50%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Reading

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Reading

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Dell

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Dell