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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Windows 8
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 1.96% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.38% 5.88% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £191 £189
% change year-on-year -13.38% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +15.57% -13.58%  

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 84 119 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 27.91% 33.24% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 72 124
Median daily rate £213 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

Windows 8
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Desktop Support
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple