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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 38 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.60% 1.63% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.75% 7.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£163 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
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
80 41 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.91% 22.28% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 31
Average daily rate £475 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.47% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £453 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £27.50 £16.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) MS Office
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
3 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 2 (11.76%) Infor
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
7 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
8 1 (5.88%) Apple
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (5.88%) VB
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.88%) DNS
8 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL
8 1 (5.88%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
1 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (76.47%) MS Office
2 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Support Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Infor
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
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