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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.25% 3.45% 18.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 16.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £288 £450 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +37.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £450 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
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
5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.25% 20.69% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £275 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -6.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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
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 25 May 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%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) WF
4 2 (18.18%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (18.18%) EPoS
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) XSD
4 2 (18.18%) OOP

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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) 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%) IPv4
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) 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 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) MicroStrategy Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Billing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (9.09%) MIS Developer
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%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
1 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Analytics
1 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
1 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) OOD
1 2 (18.18%) OOP
1 2 (18.18%) SOA
1 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
2 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
2 2 (18.18%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) VMware