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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 67 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 11 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.62% 4.52% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.32% 18.56% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 2
Median daily rate £213 £375 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +70.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £225 £289
% change year-on-year
-29.33% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £17.50 £14.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.43 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.71% +8.26%
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
174 167 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.59% 24.34% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 65
Median daily rate £369 £293 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.06% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £487 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 23
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -16 4 £213 -43.33%
Kidlington -11 2 - -
Abingdon - 1 - - 2
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Windows 7
3 13 (56.52%) MS Office
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
7 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.70%) SSDT
9 2 (8.70%) MSBuild
9 2 (8.70%) NuGet
9 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
9 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (8.70%) WinDbg
9 2 (8.70%) Mac OS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (56.52%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SSDT
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) MSBuild
1 2 (8.70%) NuGet
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) WinDbg
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) IT Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) IT Support
4 6 (26.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (13.04%) Administrator
8 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (8.70%) Deployment Manager
8 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
8 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
8 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.35%) HPUX
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Logistics
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
1 2 (8.70%) C++
1 2 (8.70%) C++/CLI
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Perforce
4 1 (4.35%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) xMatters