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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 64 52 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.41% 0.58% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.72% 1.94% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £385 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +234.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
174 155 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.87% 29.87% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 85 82
Average daily rate £194 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.30% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £214 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 43
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015. 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 - - - - 3
Huntingdon - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) LAN
6 5 (41.67%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) Dell
7 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) WAN
7 4 (33.33%) DHCP
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (25.00%) VPN
8 3 (25.00%) SAN
9 2 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco
9 2 (16.67%) HP
9 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 2 (16.67%) Finance
9 2 (16.67%) VMware
9 2 (16.67%) Polycom
9 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (8.33%) IPv6
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) iPhone
2 2 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSD
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Polycom
3 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Computacenter
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee