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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Wales / South Wales
Rank 50 63 46
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.71% 1.04% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.54% 2.91% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £500 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 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 113 206 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.00% 35.58% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 136 51
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 7
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.90 £17.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Cardiff +15 1 £325 -
Windows 8
Wales

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Avaya
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) Firmware
4 3 (30.00%) Bluetooth
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) Android Development
4 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (30.00%) Coaching
4 3 (30.00%) Software Licensing
4 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (30.00%) JTAG
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) Android

Windows 8
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) OCX
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Android Development
1 3 (30.00%) Coaching
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (30.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Firmware
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense