The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 50 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.05% 0.94% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 3.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £185 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £154 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -48.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
Windows 8
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
131 166 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.94% 25.98% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 77
Average daily rate £360 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £24.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +90.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £23.50
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 Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows 8 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 2 £185 -
Watford -2 1 - -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) MPLS
5 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (28.57%) AutoCAD
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Apple
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) iPhone
6 2 (28.57%) Service Management
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (14.29%) MCDST
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (14.29%) DNS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) AutoCAD
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) IT Support
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
4 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCDST
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe