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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 36 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.82% 2.74% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.19% 10.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-39.13% -
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
134 120 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.19% 25.26% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 38
Average daily rate £290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 August 2014. 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 +2 6 £220 - 2
Banbury - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) Active Directory
3 25 (80.65%) Windows 7
4 20 (64.52%) MS Office
5 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
6 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
7 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (25.81%) VMware
8 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
9 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (16.13%) HP
11 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
12 3 (9.68%) LAN
12 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
12 3 (9.68%) SCCM
12 3 (9.68%) Infor
12 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
12 3 (9.68%) Office 365
12 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (6.45%) iPad
13 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
13 2 (6.45%) iPhone
13 2 (6.45%) WAN
13 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
13 2 (6.45%) VB
14 1 (3.23%) C
14 1 (3.23%) ITIL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) MS Office
2 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) iPhone
1 2 (6.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (80.65%) Windows 7
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) VB
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (87.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Infor
5 1 (3.23%) Veeam
5 1 (3.23%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
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