The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 5.66% 11.48% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 77.78% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £288 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 5.66% 14.75% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Contractor 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 in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Back Office
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) WPF

Windows
Co-occurring 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (100.00%) WPF Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET