The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 15.96% 9.66% 14.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 58.62% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 13
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£190 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £443 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.72% +1.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £17.23 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £34.92 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Windows
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
77 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 25.08% 16.48% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 29
Average daily rate £275 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £171 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £470 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.23 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% +1.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £17.23 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £17.23 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Devon region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Devon region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Devon region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Devon region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter 0 21 £175 +2.94% 4
Plymouth +10 12 £290 -23.17% 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 52 (64.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (35.80%) VMware
3 28 (34.57%) MS Excel
4 23 (28.40%) Thin Client
4 23 (28.40%) Fat Client
5 22 (27.16%) Firewall
5 22 (27.16%) Cisco
5 22 (27.16%) SharePoint
5 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (25.93%) SLA
6 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
7 20 (24.69%) CheckPoint
7 20 (24.69%) ITIL
7 20 (24.69%) Solaris
7 20 (24.69%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
10 13 (16.05%) MS Office
11 12 (14.81%) PRINCE2
12 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (11.11%) Migration
14 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
14 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
14 8 (9.88%) MCP
14 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
15 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (8.64%) Internet
16 6 (7.41%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 22 (27.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Lync
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) IIS
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (34.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.05%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.16%) Firewall
2 20 (24.69%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (8.64%) Internet
4 6 (7.41%) DNS
4 6 (7.41%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.17%) LAN
5 5 (6.17%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) LDAP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
General
1 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Developer
7 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) IT Support
8 3 (3.70%) .NET Programmer
8 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Programmer
8 3 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) .NET
2 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (3.70%) Google Maps API
2 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.70%) WinForms
2 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.47%) XML
3 2 (2.47%) HTML
3 2 (2.47%) XHTML
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.23%) WCF
4 1 (1.23%) jQuery
4 1 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.40%) Thin Client
1 23 (28.40%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.70%) PDA
2 3 (3.70%) GIS
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Kindle
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Open Source
4 1 (1.23%) AS400
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Solaris
2 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.17%) Linux
8 4 (4.94%) Android
8 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (4.94%) MVC
4 4 (4.94%) Time Management
5 3 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.47%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.47%) Scrum
6 2 (2.47%) Regression Testing
6 2 (2.47%) Validation
6 2 (2.47%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.47%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.47%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.47%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.47%) Data Validation
7 1 (1.23%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.23%) Web Application Development
7 1 (1.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.94%) C#
3 3 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) VB6
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.23%) RPG
4 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.88%) MCP
3 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) MCSE
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.47%) MCSA
5 2 (2.47%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.47%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.70%) ISO 14001
4 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.41%) vSphere
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (64.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (35.80%) VMware
3 22 (27.16%) Cisco
4 20 (24.69%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.70%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) HP
7 1 (1.23%) Compaq
7 1 (1.23%) Dell
7 1 (1.23%) Juniper
7 1 (1.23%) Novell
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