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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 35 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.96% 0.63% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.88% 3.23% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £125 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +6.39%
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
51 93 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.35% 19.50% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 72
Median daily rate £363 £275 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £150 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 31
Median hourly rate £17.25 £60.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £24.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (80.00%) SCCM
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) MS Office
5 6 (60.00%) Mac OS
5 6 (60.00%) Office 365
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (40.00%) LAN
7 4 (40.00%) WAN
7 4 (40.00%) Citrix
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (30.00%) CCNA
8 3 (30.00%) DNS
8 3 (30.00%) Apple
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (30.00%) DHCP
8 3 (30.00%) MCSA
8 3 (30.00%) Cognos
8 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) VBScript
8 3 (30.00%) MySQL
8 3 (30.00%) Oracle
8 3 (30.00%) SQL Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Customer Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Health Informatics
1 1 (10.00%) Informatics
1 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Mac OS
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (30.00%) MCSA
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Cognos
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos