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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 34 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.56% 0.38% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.77% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £245 £130
% change year-on-year
-17.34% +88.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
104 66 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 27.08% 25.00% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 14
Average daily rate £296 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.44% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
Hampshire

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 10 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.14%) APMP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Deployment Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) APMP
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) HP