Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 77 105
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.63% 0.88% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 3.91% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
South Wales median daily rate £273 £181 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.34% -39.58% +122.22%
10th Percentile £199 £129 £290
90th Percentile £336 £243 £310
Wales median daily rate £195 £181 £300
% change year-on-year +7.59% -39.58% +122.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £74.38 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.83% +519.79% +9.09%
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -20.00%

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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 229 256 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 24.16% 22.61% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 150 197
South Wales median daily rate £322 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +8.93% +7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £144 £263
90th Percentile £475 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 21
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.72 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.36 £61.25 £23.75
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -14.07%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in South Wales

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in South Wales

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in South Wales

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in South Wales

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +18 5 £273 +50.34%
Cardiff -6 1 - -
Windows 8
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Symantec
3 4 (66.67%) McAfee
3 4 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (66.67%) Backup Exec
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) VSAN
4 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (50.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (50.00%) Security Hardening
1 3 (50.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) HNC
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 4 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) McAfee
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Symantec
1 4 (66.67%) VMware