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 30 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.

Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 48 57
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.53% 1.20% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.44% 4.23% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £140 £325 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.92% +85.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £168
% change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 123 142 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 21.85% 28.46% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 106 112
Median daily rate £375 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 46
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 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 30 March 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
Oxford -9 1 £140 -
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft