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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 50 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.58% 1.47% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.17% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-48.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
162 96 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.55% 23.47% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 36 51
Average daily rate £325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £88 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015. 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 -11 8 £173 +23.21%
Wantage - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (66.67%) MS Office
5 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (29.17%) SCCM
8 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) Internet
9 3 (12.50%) VMware
10 2 (8.33%) Intergraph
10 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (8.33%) CAD
10 2 (8.33%) Intranet
10 2 (8.33%) DHCP
11 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (4.17%) Infor
11 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
11 1 (4.17%) DNS
11 1 (4.17%) Cisco
11 1 (4.17%) ITIL
11 1 (4.17%) HP
11 1 (4.17%) Citrix
11 1 (4.17%) Apple
11 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (66.67%) MS Office
2 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Support Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Support Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support
6 4 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
7 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 2 (8.33%) IT Support
8 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
8 1 (4.17%) Senior IT Support
8 1 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (4.17%) Senior IT Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (4.17%) Customer Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) CAD
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Intergraph
4 1 (4.17%) Infor
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Apple