Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 August 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 83 79
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.21% 0.66% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 2.91% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Wales median daily rate £450 £125 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +260.00% +25.00% -37.50%
UK median daily rate £175 £175 £190
% change year-on-year - -7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Wales median hourly rate - £55.00 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +327.18% +3.04%
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% -1.67% -6.25%

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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 279 275 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.12% 22.65% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 188 159
Wales median daily rate £398 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% -6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £187 £136 £135
90th Percentile £550 £488 £511
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 53
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £77.50 £19.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Wales

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Wales

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Wales

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
South Wales -22 3 £450 +181.25% 1
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) CESG
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware