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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 48 33 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.02% 3.23% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.58% 13.45% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -52.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.34% -23.79%
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
198 119 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.68% 24.04% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 47 58
Average daily rate £375 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 28 May 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 28 May 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 9 £160 +23.07% 1
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) MS Office
5 8 (34.78%) SCCM
6 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (8.70%) CAD
9 2 (8.70%) Dell
9 2 (8.70%) Intranet
9 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.70%) DHCP
9 2 (8.70%) SLA
9 2 (8.70%) Intergraph
9 2 (8.70%) Finance
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.70%) VMware
9 2 (8.70%) Lync
9 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (4.35%) User Experience
10 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
10 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
10 1 (4.35%) Server Building
10 1 (4.35%) PABX
10 1 (4.35%) Office 365

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Intranet
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) PABX
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) ICT Technician
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
1 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) CAD
3 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.35%) Server Building
3 1 (4.35%) Network Management
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) Intergraph
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) Novell
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
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