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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.82% 11.11% 20.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 66.67% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £110 - £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.82% 16.67% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £110 £295 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.71% -10.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 29 July 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 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) IPv4
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 1 (12.50%) Software Licensing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) VMware