The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 42 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.43% 1.08% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.73% 4.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £338 £500
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
148 91 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.27% 24.59% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 29 80
Average daily rate £350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
Cambridgeshire

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 1 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (75.00%) SCCM
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) SAN
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (25.00%) SCOM
7 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
7 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (25.00%) Computer Architecture
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (25.00%) VMware
7 2 (25.00%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Server Support
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Server Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) AppSense