The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 Hertfordshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 46 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.29% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.49% 4.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£210 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
-32.50% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 178 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.83% 28.76% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 88
Average daily rate £250 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £26.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows 8
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows 8 Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 July 2014. 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
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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
Watford - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 2
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
9 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (20.00%) CSS
9 3 (20.00%) HTML
9 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) Android
9 3 (20.00%) CSS3
9 3 (20.00%) HTML5
9 3 (20.00%) HP StorageWorks
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 2 (13.33%) Wireless
10 2 (13.33%) Finance
10 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (6.67%) Citrix
11 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Server Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (20.00%) CSS Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8 Developer
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) CSS3
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
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