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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.25% 0.80% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.57% 4.44% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
Median daily rate £163 £153 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -30.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £178 £215
% change year-on-year -8.45% -17.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 123 135 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 21.28% 18.02% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 82
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -4 5 £130 +18.18%
Welwyn - 4 £406 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £163 -
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 £450 +104.54%
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows 7
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) SCCM
6 8 (42.11%) Office 365
6 8 (42.11%) Internet
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
7 7 (36.84%) HP
7 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
8 6 (31.58%) ITSM
9 5 (26.32%) Service Management
9 5 (26.32%) Smartphone
9 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
9 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (26.32%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 5 (26.32%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (26.32%) People Management
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
11 3 (15.79%) SLA
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
11 3 (15.79%) Validation
12 2 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop

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:

Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Internet
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
1 5 (26.32%) Desktop Team Leader
1 5 (26.32%) Team Leader
2 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Smartphone
2 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) ITSM
3 5 (26.32%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (26.32%) People Management
3 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
3 5 (26.32%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) MCITP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSA
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) MCTS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
2 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 2 (10.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) BMC
4 1 (5.26%) Computacenter