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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 60 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.33% 1.32% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 4.55% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £145 - £195
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £149 - £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £195
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +13.79%

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
109 154 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 18.02% 29.11% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 116 86
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £139 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 32
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

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
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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -3 1 £140 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange

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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) X-Windows
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) VMware