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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 53 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 5 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.93% 1.55% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% 6.62% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £170 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -29.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
145 151 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.05% 23.45% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 33
Average daily rate £325 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £24.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 3 - - 1
Kidlington - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows 7
3 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 15 (48.39%) C#
4 15 (48.39%) C++
4 15 (48.39%) SQL
4 15 (48.39%) .NET
4 15 (48.39%) TDD
5 14 (45.16%) WinForms
5 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
6 13 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
6 13 (41.94%) ADO.NET
7 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (38.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
8 11 (35.48%) Big Data
8 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
9 9 (29.03%) MS Office
10 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (16.13%) DHCP
11 5 (16.13%) DNS
12 4 (12.90%) VMware
12 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
12 4 (12.90%) ITIL
12 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
13 3 (9.68%) Mobile App

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DHCP
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) Big Data
3 2 (6.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) WiX
4 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) C# Developer
2 12 (38.71%) C++ Developer
2 12 (38.71%) C++/C# Developer
3 8 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.81%) .NET Programmer
3 8 (25.81%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (25.81%) C# Programmer
3 8 (25.81%) C++ Programmer
3 8 (25.81%) Programmer
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Developer
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Programmer
4 7 (22.58%) Analyst
5 6 (19.35%) Support Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (16.13%) IT Support
7 4 (12.90%) IT Analyst
7 4 (12.90%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
8 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 14 (45.16%) WinForms
3 13 (41.94%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (83.87%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) TDD
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Continuous Delivery
3 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Mobile Development
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) ATDD
6 2 (6.45%) OOP
6 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C#
1 15 (48.39%) C++
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
3 3 (9.68%) XenApp
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus