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 3 months to 28 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 48 65
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.38% 1.48% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.48% 4.86% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £160 £85 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.23% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £166 £220 £188
% change year-on-year -24.43% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.84 £14.00 £16.35
% change year-on-year +13.14% -14.37%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 135 144 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.42% 30.44% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 181 168
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £113 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.31 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £20.90 £16.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 1 £195 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £125 -
Windows 8
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Firmware
2 3 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) JTAG
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Android Development
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) ThinApp
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) AppSense
4 1 (16.67%) OCX
4 1 (16.67%) MSI
4 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) VB

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) OCX
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Android Development
1 3 (50.00%) Coaching
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) AppSense