Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 99 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.55% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.43% 1.79% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £225 £130 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.08% -42.86% +13.75%
10th Percentile £132 £103 £127
90th Percentile £302 £188 £394
East of England median daily rate £213 £145 £135
% change year-on-year +46.55% +7.41% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 371 335 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.87% 21.59% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 160 156
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £366 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.26% +0.69% +8.58%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £169
90th Percentile £475 £553 £510
East of England median daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +10.80% +3.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 52 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +5.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.85 £45.53 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.04% +7.58% -5.71%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 -2 2 £300 +71.43% 1
Welwyn Garden City -8 2 £225 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £170 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £138 -
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) SCCM
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 4 (44.44%) Sophos
6 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
7 2 (22.22%) Splunk
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Snow
7 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Retail
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (22.22%) Apple
8 1 (11.11%) Project Management
8 1 (11.11%) SAN
8 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (11.11%) VoIP
8 1 (11.11%) SQL
8 1 (11.11%) VBScript
8 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (11.11%) Marketing
8 1 (11.11%) Creative Marketing
8 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (11.11%) Firewall

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 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
2 1 (11.11%) Creative Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Patching
2 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Sophos
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Snow
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 2 (22.22%) VMware