The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 34 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.70% - 1.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.94% - 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £135 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £208 £220
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
Windows 8
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
68 122 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.69% 28.64% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 79 63
Average daily rate £400 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £300 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £517 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +16.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Xerox
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Xerox