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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 11.63% 12.50% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 60.00% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Average daily rate £295 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.89 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 - £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.59 - £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 13.95% 20.83% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 12
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.89 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 - £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Staffordshire

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 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) WinForms
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) OOD
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) WinForms
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSD
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
4 1 (12.50%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) WF
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) OOP
1 3 (37.50%) OOD
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) DevExpress
2 1 (12.50%) AccuRev
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