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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 19.05% 9.38% 8.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 75.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £318 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
12 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 28.57% 12.50% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate £315 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) WinForms
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) WF
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Ajax
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) DevExpress
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
6 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) MicroStrategy Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) WinForms
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
2 2 (14.29%) Ajax
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) WCF
2 2 (14.29%) WF
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
1 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) OOD
2 2 (14.29%) OOP
2 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 2 (14.29%) SOA
2 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) DevExpress
1 2 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware