The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 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 28 June 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
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.25% - 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.16% - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £130 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £210 £188
% change year-on-year -25.00% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.34 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +16.71% -13.58%  

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 Basingstoke with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 86 82 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 21.18% 26.28% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 32
Median daily rate £375 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.53% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.10 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Basingstoke

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) BitLocker

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disk Encryption
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy