Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 84 71
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.39% 0.64% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 3.17% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £165 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +119.70% -17.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £130 £185
90th Percentile £593 £338 £385
East of England median daily rate £175 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.43 - £21.50
10th Percentile £11.85 - £19.75
90th Percentile £16.46 - £23.25
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 313 284 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.32% 20.30% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 142 163
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -8.45% +1.43%
10th Percentile £153 £150 £120
90th Percentile £561 £525 £499
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -16.39% +1.67%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £17.40 £40.88
East of England median hourly rate £19.64 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.02% -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 19 January 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 January 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
Hatfield -3 2 £575 +180.49% 2
Watford - 2 £175 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Back Office
5 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) MSI
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) WinDbg
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell

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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MSI
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Prism
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Google