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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 19.35% 7.50% 31.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 17
Average daily rate
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£320 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 22.58% 7.50% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 17
Average daily rate £330 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £330 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
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 30 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 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Back Office
5 2 (16.67%) SEO
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Games
5 2 (16.67%) WinForms
5 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) XHTML
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
1 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) WinForms
3 2 (16.67%) XHTML
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) XSLT
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) Ajax
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (16.67%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (16.67%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) SEO
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) OOP
1 2 (16.67%) OO
1 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (16.67%) SOA
1 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
1 2 (16.67%) TDD
1 2 (16.67%) Document Management
1 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) AccuRev
3 1 (8.33%) Novell