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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 33 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.19% - 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.48% - 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Average daily rate £268 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 - £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £150 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
67 133 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.48% 35.66% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 39
Average daily rate £400 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) LANDesk
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (10.00%) Office 365
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (10.00%) SSH
8 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) VLAN
8 1 (10.00%) Marketing
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Technical Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware