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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 52 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.23% 1.57% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.52% 6.48% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -32.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
177 108 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.31% 24.27% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 34 43
Average daily rate £328 £295 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.01% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £88 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.85 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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 -15 5 £323 +193.18%
Wantage - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
4 16 (69.57%) MS Office
5 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (13.04%) Internet
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Intranet
10 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (8.70%) CAD
10 2 (8.70%) DHCP
10 2 (8.70%) Dell
10 2 (8.70%) Intergraph
10 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.70%) VMware
11 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (4.35%) Wireless
11 1 (4.35%) Finance
11 1 (4.35%) VCP4
11 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (4.35%) PABX
11 1 (4.35%) Office 365
11 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (4.35%) Citrix

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (69.57%) MS Office
2 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) PABX
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
7 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) IT Support
7 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Customer Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Service Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) CAD
1 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) VCP4
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) Intergraph
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg