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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - 14 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent - 4.26% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £303 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £240 £255
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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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
8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 25.00% 10.64% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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