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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 67 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.47% 1.35% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 5.29% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £230 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £238 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £14.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -29.11%
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
218 170 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.68% 25.45% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 72 69
Average daily rate £350 £256 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -18.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 17
Average hourly rate £9.50 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015. 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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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
Stevenage - 1 - - 1
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Android
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (44.44%) Coaching
5 4 (44.44%) SLA
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (22.22%) XenServer
7 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (22.22%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) MS Office
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) WAN
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco
7 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
7 2 (22.22%) Apple
7 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (22.22%) VLE

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) PBX
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) VLE
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
3 5 (55.56%) Android
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
6 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya