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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 39 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.40% 3.03% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 11.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+193.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -13.15%
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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
100 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 28.09% 25.76% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 25
Average daily rate £340 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £95 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 March 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (80.00%) MS Office
4 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 2 (13.33%) DHCP
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (6.67%) Android
11 1 (6.67%) VCP4
11 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (6.67%) PABX
11 1 (6.67%) Office 365
11 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
11 1 (6.67%) DNS
11 1 (6.67%) Cisco
11 1 (6.67%) ITIL
11 1 (6.67%) Dell
11 1 (6.67%) Citrix
11 1 (6.67%) Apple
11 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (80.00%) MS Office
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) PABX
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Technician
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) CAD
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) VCP4
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Intergraph