The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 13.16% 35.71% 22.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 100.00% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £338 £188 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £11.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.80% +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.33%
Windows
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 21.05% 35.71% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate £300 £188 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £11.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.80% +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Stockport region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport region citing Windows 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.

1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) VB
2 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 5 (29.41%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) WCF
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Automotive
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) VBScript
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) C
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) WSDL
6 2 (11.76%) CMS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport region citing Windows 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 2 (11.76%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) C++ Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) WCF
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) WPF
3 2 (11.76%) WSDL
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) CentOS
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
1 3 (17.65%) OO
1 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
2 2 (11.76%) Process Management
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Web Design
2 2 (11.76%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Content Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) VB
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) VBScript
5 2 (11.76%) C
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Wonderware