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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 39 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.60% 0.31% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£153 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.72 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
96 116 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.57% 36.25% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 50
Average daily rate £188 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.27 £11.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) MS Office
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) LAN
4 7 (70.00%) WAN
4 7 (70.00%) DHCP
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) SCCM
5 6 (60.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) Dell
7 2 (20.00%) IPv6
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (20.00%) MobileIron
7 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
7 2 (20.00%) Android

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
1 7 (70.00%) DHCP
1 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (20.00%) IPv6
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Server Support
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Server Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSD
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Polycom
2 2 (20.00%) MobileIron
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Computacenter