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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 36 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.27% 3.29% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.28% 13.46% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£128 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -26.58%
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
72 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.43% 24.41% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 21
Average daily rate £400 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
4 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) MS Office
6 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) SCCM
7 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (15.79%) Lync
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) DNS
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) VMware
9 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (5.26%) PABX
10 1 (5.26%) Office 365
10 1 (5.26%) User Experience
10 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
10 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 1 (5.26%) Server Building
10 1 (5.26%) WSUS
10 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
10 1 (5.26%) Migration
10 1 (5.26%) Android

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.79%) Lync
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (42.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) IT Support
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
1 1 (5.26%) Service Management
1 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
1 1 (5.26%) Workflow
1 1 (5.26%) Migration
1 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
1 1 (5.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) Novell
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg