The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 53 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.54% 0.80% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.66% 3.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£201 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.75 £8.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
Windows 8
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
212 188 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.25% 25.07% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 72 100
Average daily rate £305 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 29 74
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge 0 8 £153 - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (66.67%) MS Office
4 10 (66.67%) DHCP
4 10 (66.67%) DNS
4 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) LAN
6 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (53.33%) SAN
6 8 (53.33%) SCCM
7 7 (46.67%) WAN
8 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (20.00%) SCOM
9 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
9 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (20.00%) Dell
9 3 (20.00%) IPv6
9 3 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (20.00%) SCOrch
10 2 (13.33%) Computer Architecture
10 2 (13.33%) VPN
10 2 (13.33%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Office
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) DHCP
1 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 8 (53.33%) SAN
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) IPv6
5 3 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
1 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Server Support
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Server Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSD
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) AppSense
4 1 (6.67%) Polycom
4 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco