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 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 72 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.89% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 3.07% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Median daily rate - £145 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -62.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £160.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1130.76%  
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 124 293 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.54% 29.04% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 176 134
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop

Windows 8
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SAP