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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 37 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.05% 2.71% 5.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 10.47% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £325 £160 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £160 £220
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.34%
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
84 86 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.37% 25.90% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 66 19
Median daily rate £325 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 18
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 30 May 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) SCOM
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) HPUX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes

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 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 1 (12.50%) VMware