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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 50 55 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.55% 1.48% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.36% 5.05% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Average daily rate £238 £203 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.28% +68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £147 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £433 £162
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £208 £220
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
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
168 218 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.97% 29.34% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 135 41
Average daily rate £325 £343 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +37.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £158 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.35 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 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 +2 4 - -
Kidlington - 2 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) MS Office
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (14.29%) Lotus
8 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (14.29%) VoIP
8 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
9 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
9 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 1 (7.14%) Change Control
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
9 1 (7.14%) VPN
9 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
9 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (7.14%) Migration
9 1 (7.14%) VMware
9 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (7.14%) AppSense
9 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (7.14%) Incident Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) IT Support
4 3 (21.43%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 2 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Mac Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) VMware