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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 67 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.38% 0.34% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.47% 1.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£153 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £323 £313
% change year-on-year
-37.98% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.72 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
204 177 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 26.05% 30.52% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 87 80
Average daily rate £190 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £190 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 52
Average hourly rate £30.50 £14.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.77% -57.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 -1 2 £153 -60.38%
Huntingdon - - - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) MS Office
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
4 9 (56.25%) DHCP
4 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
4 9 (56.25%) LAN
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (43.75%) SAN
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (25.00%) Dell
9 3 (18.75%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
10 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
10 2 (12.50%) SCOrch
10 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
10 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) DHCP
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) IPv6
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Server Support
3 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Support
3 3 (18.75%) Server Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Server Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSD
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Polycom
3 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Computacenter