The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.13% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +92.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £22.75 -
% change year-on-year
-32.41% -
Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 11 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.22% 11.58% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 19
Average daily rate £260 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.78% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.13 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.84% -32.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £9.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.13 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 8 across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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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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
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Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) OOP
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) WinForms
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) LINQ

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQLite
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support
3 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML5
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
3 1 (10.00%) CSS3
3 1 (10.00%) WinRT
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OOP
1 2 (20.00%) OO
1 2 (20.00%) OOD
1 2 (20.00%) MVC
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft