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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 48 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.20% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.54% 4.08% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £113 £104 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.17% -72.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £158 £291
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -45.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.46% -7.69%
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
107 147 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.35% 21.30% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 64 89
Average daily rate £260 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £104 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.62 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Peterborough +12 4 - -
Huntingdon +3 2 £113 - 2
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
6 7 (38.89%) MS Office
7 5 (27.78%) Office 365
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) iPhone
8 4 (22.22%) iPad
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
8 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco
9 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) SCCM
10 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.11%) SLA
10 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
11 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
11 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
11 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (5.56%) Migration
11 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
11 1 (5.56%) LAN
11 1 (5.56%) C

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Service Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) IT Support
7 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Support
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Support
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 4 (22.22%) iPad
1 4 (22.22%) iPhone
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.56%) Information Security
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) LANDesk