Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 96 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 -39 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 15 15 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.21% 1.18% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 5.15% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 20
Oxfordshire median daily rate £173 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.27% -24.14% +64.77%
10th Percentile £135 £173 £126
90th Percentile £306 £448 £500
South East median daily rate £214 £213 £300
% change year-on-year +0.47% -29.17% +34.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +9.80%
South East median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +14.17% -10.45% +19.64%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 302 291 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 24.32% 22.95% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 194 214
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £150
90th Percentile £604 £508 £463
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 49
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.56% +13.48%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £131.55 £36.93 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £18.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -9.01% +19.20%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -4 7 £158 -25.88%
Abingdon +2 2 £231 - 1
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (33.33%) SMS
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) PDA
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) Service Management
6 4 (26.67%) Publishing
6 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
8 2 (13.33%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (13.33%) F5
8 2 (13.33%) vSphere
8 2 (13.33%) Nessus
8 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (13.33%) SCCM
8 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared

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 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Totara
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Internet
2 5 (33.33%) SMS
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) IT Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support
4 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Graduate
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) PDA
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.67%) Debian
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.67%) OpenBSD
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (13.33%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nessus
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Avaya
3 2 (13.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (13.33%) Sophos
4 1 (6.67%) Acronis
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat