The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Cambridgeshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 65 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.74% 0.55% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.51% 2.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-31.64% -
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
239 193 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.62% 26.40% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 67 102
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 79
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.76 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 8
East of England

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 25 July 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 -10 4 - - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (14.29%) XenApp
7 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
7 1 (14.29%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
7 1 (14.29%) SCOM
7 1 (14.29%) SCVMM

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) InstallShield
1 1 (14.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Server Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Support
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Server Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) AppSense
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
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