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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 41 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 0.29% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -44.09%
Windows 8
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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
119 92 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.25% 26.29% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 44 32
Average daily rate £325 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 32
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 11 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk