The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.48% 12.12% 19.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 44.44% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £205 £450 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.44% +37.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £450 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
Windows
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
4 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.48% 27.27% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £205 £295 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.50% -10.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) WF
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) OOP
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) IPv4
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) NAS
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) Billing Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) WinForms
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
2 2 (18.18%) Ajax
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) WCF
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) WF
2 2 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) OOD
2 2 (18.18%) OOP
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix