Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 90 116
Rank change year-on-year +8 +26 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.76% 0.92% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.23% 3.76% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Wales median daily rate £195 £181 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -39.58% +122.22%
10th Percentile £102 £129 £290
90th Percentile £322 £243 £310
UK median daily rate £188 £175 £190
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -20.00%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +14.29%

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 279 346 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.43% 24.52% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 197 240
Wales median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +6.79%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £263
90th Percentile £487 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 39
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -14.07%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.18 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £33.43 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +4.76%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 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
South Wales +5 6 £273 +50.34%
Mid Wales - 2 £88 -
North Wales -6 1 - -
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 10
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Symantec
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee
5 4 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
5 4 (44.44%) Backup Exec
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) SCOM
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 3 (33.33%) High Availability

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 10
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) High Availability
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 3 (33.33%) Security Hardening
1 3 (33.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) HNC
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) Backup Exec
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (44.44%) NetBackup
2 4 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (33.33%) SCOM
3 3 (33.33%) vCenter Server
3 3 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee
2 4 (44.44%) Symantec
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) HP