The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 57 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.19% 1.65% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 5.33% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.21% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -39.13%
Windows 8
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
136 150 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.41% 30.99% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 86 42
Average daily rate £340 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £20.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) IPv4
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Veeam
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) IPv4
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (25.00%) Veeam
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