The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 31 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.15% 0.71% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.89% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £135 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £185 £168
% change year-on-year -18.91% +10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 66 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 14.56% 23.57% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 69
Median daily rate £375 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Southampton

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Southampton

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 1 (11.11%) iPhone
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) iPad
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Service Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) IT Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) VMware