The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 33 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.36% 1.67% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.04% 4.82% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £140 - £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £183 £165
% change year-on-year -17.80% +10.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 83 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 17.63% 34.58% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 65
Median daily rate £450 £250 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -28.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 19
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £35.00 £30.00
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Oxford

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Oxford

Windows 8
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet