The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 38 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 17 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.96% 2.75% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.26% 11.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-38.04% -
Windows 8
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
151 111 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.26% 23.52% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 46
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 8 £220 -
Witney - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
3 26 (81.25%) Windows 7
4 20 (62.50%) MS Office
5 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 16 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (25.00%) VMware
10 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (15.63%) HP
12 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
12 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (9.38%) LAN
13 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
13 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
13 3 (9.38%) SCCM
13 3 (9.38%) Infor
13 3 (9.38%) Office 365
13 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (6.25%) iPad
14 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
14 2 (6.25%) iPhone
14 2 (6.25%) WAN
14 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
14 2 (6.25%) VB
15 1 (3.13%) C
15 1 (3.13%) ITIL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (62.50%) MS Office
2 16 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (18.75%) Senior Support Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Server Support
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) iPad
1 2 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Infor
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.13%) Veeam
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