Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 6 months to 21 July 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 74 95
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.40% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.21% 3.41% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 4
Hertfordshire median daily rate £163 £163 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% -13.04%
10th Percentile £119 £105 £190
90th Percentile £515 £220 £217
East of England median daily rate £135 £153 £200
% change year-on-year -11.48% -23.75% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £21.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.76% +16.67%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 290 264 444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 22.59% 18.87% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 143 199
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £124 £172 £150
90th Percentile £575 £522 £477
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 20 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +7.74% -1.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £12.98 £8.58
90th Percentile £32.25 £38.83 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +6.06%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 8 in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 8 in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 8 in Hertfordshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -6 6 £130 +18.18%
Welwyn - 4 £406 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £163 - 1
Harpenden - 2 £105 -
Welwyn Garden City +1 1 £450 +104.55%
Letchworth - 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 £288 - 2
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) Internet
4 9 (50.00%) SCCM
5 8 (44.44%) Office 365
5 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 7 (38.89%) HP
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (33.33%) WAN
7 6 (33.33%) Smartphone
7 6 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (22.22%) ITSM
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 3 (16.67%) People Management
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 3 (16.67%) Service Management
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (11.11%) MCSE
10 2 (11.11%) MCSA
10 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (11.11%) SLA
10 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Internet
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Team Leader
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support
4 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) SCCM Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) People Management
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MCITP
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) MCTS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) MBCS
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) SCSM
3 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) BMC