The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Southampton region.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.13% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£208 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 95 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 22.95% 30.55% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 23
Average daily rate £330 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £438 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) HP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) VBA
2 1 (11.11%) VB
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP