The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 34 45 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.33% 1.25% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.54% 4.39% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £183 £165
% change year-on-year -17.80% +10.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 65 114 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.17% 28.43% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 57 40
Median daily rate £305 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £511 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Median hourly rate £18.25 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Cambridge

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 8 in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Cambridge

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Cambridge

Windows 8
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management