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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 40 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 31 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.40% 3.21% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.92% 12.41% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 7
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£350 £220 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -43.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.47% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -39.13%
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
173 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.57% 25.85% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 56 65
Average daily rate £281 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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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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 -14 10 £375 +70.45% 2
Kidlington - 4 - -
Banbury - 1 £225 -
Bicester - 1 £100 -
Wallingford - 1 £238 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (89.36%) Windows 7
3 28 (59.57%) Microsoft
4 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
5 17 (36.17%) MS Office
5 17 (36.17%) SQL
6 15 (31.91%) .NET
6 15 (31.91%) C#
6 15 (31.91%) C++
6 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
6 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
7 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (27.66%) SCCM
9 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (21.28%) VMware
10 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
11 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
11 9 (19.15%) TDD
12 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (17.02%) WinForms
12 8 (17.02%) ADO.NET
13 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
13 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
13 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
13 7 (14.89%) MSBuild
13 7 (14.89%) Big Data
14 6 (12.77%) Subversion

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.38%) Lync
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) MS Office
2 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) DHCP
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Big Data
3 6 (12.77%) SSDT
3 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.77%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.89%) MSBuild
2 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.77%) Subversion
3 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
3 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (12.77%) WinDbg
4 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (23.40%) Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Service Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Server Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Programmer
6 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) IT Support
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) ADO.NET
2 8 (17.02%) WinForms
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (89.36%) Windows 7
3 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (19.15%) TDD
4 8 (17.02%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Workflow
7 1 (2.13%) Migration
7 1 (2.13%) OOP
7 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Network Management
7 1 (2.13%) ATDD
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile Development
7 1 (2.13%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) C#
2 15 (31.91%) C++
2 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.77%) Perl
3 6 (12.77%) Python
3 6 (12.77%) C++/CLI
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) DameWare
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 6 (12.77%) Perforce
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp
5 1 (2.13%) Novell
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.13%) Draytek
5 1 (2.13%) Spiceworks
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