The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 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 over the 3 months to 23 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 20.59% 10.00% 28.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 16
Average daily rate
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£323 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 23.53% 10.00% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 16
Average daily rate £330 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
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 across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Ajax
4 3 (23.08%) WinForms
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) XHTML
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Games
5 2 (15.38%) Back Office
5 2 (15.38%) SEO
5 2 (15.38%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) DataStage
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Games
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (15.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) WinForms
3 3 (23.08%) Ajax
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) XHTML
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (7.69%) XSD
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) OOP
1 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) SEO
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) Document Management
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (7.69%) VBA
5 1 (7.69%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) AccuRev
3 1 (7.69%) DevExpress
3 1 (7.69%) Novell
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus