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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 56 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.17% 1.14% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.14% 4.05% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £150 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £169 £163 £198
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +20.68%

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
88 148 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.38% 28.08% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 111 79
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £420 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £117.70 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) SCCM
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) Git (software)

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SSDT
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (20.00%) NuGet
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) WinDbg
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Server Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) C++/CLI
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Perforce
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
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