The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 11 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.39% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £220
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.94%
Windows 8
Staffordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 9.72% 27.03% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate £275 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows 8
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows 8 Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows 8
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) IPv4
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Licensing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) IPv4
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft