Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 14 December 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 > Slough
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - +45 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.80% - 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% - 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Slough median daily rate £305 - £240
10th Percentile £295 - £141
90th Percentile £314 - £363
Berkshire median daily rate £183 £191 £363
% change year-on-year -4.58% -47.24% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Slough median hourly rate - - £22.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 - £19.00

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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 80 81 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 27.97% 26.47% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 47
Slough median daily rate £363 £326 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -8.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £200 £173 £197
90th Percentile £588 £450 £515
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 16
Slough median hourly rate - £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.48% -21.79%
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £17.28 £22.03
% change year-on-year -27.66% -21.54% +29.03%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Slough

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Slough

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Slough

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 7 (87.50%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) Symantec
3 6 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) VLAN
3 6 (75.00%) Apple
3 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 6 (75.00%) Office 365
4 5 (62.50%) MobileIron
4 5 (62.50%) Polycom
4 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) Forcepoint

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) VLAN
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) SMTP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) DBA
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) iPad
2 3 (37.50%) iPhone
3 2 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCENT
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CCA
3 1 (12.50%) CCAA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) XenApp
2 6 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Apple
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) Symantec
4 5 (62.50%) Forcepoint
4 5 (62.50%) MobileIron
4 5 (62.50%) Polycom
5 4 (50.00%) Canon
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) Kaspersky
6 2 (25.00%) Veeam
7 1 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (12.50%) Kofax
7 1 (12.50%) LANDesk