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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 32.56% 20.00% 31.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.35% 87.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 20
Average daily rate
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£320 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £330 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
- -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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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
17 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 39.53% 22.86% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 20
Average daily rate £300 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £317 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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
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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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 13 (56.52%) C#
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Back Office
4 8 (34.78%) VB
4 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 8 (34.78%) WinForms
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
9 3 (13.04%) Android
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) jQuery
9 3 (13.04%) Games
9 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000
9 3 (13.04%) CSS
9 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
9 3 (13.04%) HTML
9 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 2 (8.70%) Linux
10 2 (8.70%) XML
10 2 (8.70%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 8 (34.78%) Back Office
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
1 13 (56.52%) .NET Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) WinForms
2 8 (34.78%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) jQuery
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) CSS3
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) Ajax
5 2 (8.70%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) XSLT
5 2 (8.70%) XHTML
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) WURFL
2 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.04%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (8.70%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) OOP
1 2 (8.70%) OO
1 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
1 2 (8.70%) SOA
1 2 (8.70%) SEO
1 2 (8.70%) Migration
1 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (8.70%) TDD
1 2 (8.70%) Document Management
1 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
1 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) VB
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Sun
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.35%) Novell