The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 29 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
South East > Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 52 51
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.65% 2.03% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.64% 8.28% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Oxfordshire median daily rate £175 £400 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +213.72%  
10th Percentile £135 £199 £126
90th Percentile £283 £488 £425
South East median daily rate £165 £375 £273
% change year-on-year -56.00% +37.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £97.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -85.56%  
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £29.60
90th Percentile £18.75 £14.00 £172.40
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +42.85% -6.66%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 110 145 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.74% 24.49% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 243 295
Oxfordshire median daily rate £344 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.82% -2.66%  
10th Percentile £140 £150 £150
90th Percentile £538 £625 £510
South East median daily rate £388 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +0.64% +3.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 84
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.80 £13.18
90th Percentile £34.75 £23.75 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +32.35%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Oxfordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Oxfordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Oxfordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 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 29 June 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
Abingdon - 3 £231 -
Oxford -2 1 £135 -58.46%
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Sophos
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) CMS
5 1 (14.29%) Debian
5 1 (14.29%) OpenBSD
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
5 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript

Windows 8
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Support
4 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Debian
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Avaya
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos
3 1 (14.29%) Freshdesk
3 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Sony
3 1 (14.29%) VMware