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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 49 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 22 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.04% 3.51% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.50% 13.82% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
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£128 £220 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.04% -43.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £238 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -31.64%
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
163 123 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 22.54% 25.41% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 51 73
Average daily rate £400 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 11 £128 -42.04% 1
Kidlington - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) Windows 7
3 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) MS Office
5 13 (39.39%) SCCM
6 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) SQL
8 8 (24.24%) VMware
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
10 6 (18.18%) Perl
10 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
10 6 (18.18%) Python
10 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 6 (18.18%) .NET
10 6 (18.18%) MySQL
10 6 (18.18%) Oracle
10 6 (18.18%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) C++
10 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 6 (18.18%) MSBuild
10 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.18%) SSDT
10 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
10 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (18.18%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) Lync
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Office
2 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.03%) PABX
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SSDT
2 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 6 (18.18%) Subversion
1 6 (18.18%) TeamCity
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (18.18%) WinDbg
1 6 (18.18%) MSBuild
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Administrator
3 6 (18.18%) Server Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.03%) PC Support
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 6 (18.18%) Scrum
1 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.06%) Service Management
2 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL
3 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.03%) Network Management
3 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.03%) Server Building
3 1 (3.03%) Workflow
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Python
2 6 (18.18%) C++/CLI
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) C++
2 6 (18.18%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Perforce
4 2 (6.06%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Novell
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.03%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk