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 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 58
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.68% 0.34% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 2.04% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £150 £108 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -71.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £191 £184
% change year-on-year -21.25% +3.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 103 147 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.64% 16.69% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 87 109
Median daily rate £367 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £228 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.60 £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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (20.00%) Internet

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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos