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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 18 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.50% 1.72% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-29.11% -
Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 20 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.33% 17.24% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 40
Average daily rate £320 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £330 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £13.44 £16.94 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% +1.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £320 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) DataStage

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
1 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
1 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) OOP
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
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