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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 13.16% 16.67% 24.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 66.67% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 17
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 - £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
6 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.79% 25.00% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 23
Average daily rate £300 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 26 November 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 26 November 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 9 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) VB
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) Back Office
3 6 (37.50%) WinForms
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) UNIX
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Dell
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Sun
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
8 1 (6.25%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DataStage
General
1 6 (37.50%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
1 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
4 1 (6.25%) HPUX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) OOP
1 2 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) VB
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) Dell
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Sun
1 2 (12.50%) VMware