The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 54 41 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.06% 2.00% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 9.59% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £213 £375 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +70.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-30.88% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.20% +9.67%
Windows 8
Oxfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
103 73 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 27.18% 20.86% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 49 21
Median daily rate £350 £344 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +32.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +1.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) xMatters
7 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (11.11%) XenApp
7 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (11.11%) vSphere
7 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (11.11%) Avaya
7 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) HPUX
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) xMatters