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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 23.04% 15.93% 15.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.59% 90.63% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 15
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £19.00 £16.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £19.00 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
54 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 24.88% 17.58% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 20
Average daily rate £220 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £370 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £19.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 -2 19 £225 +28.57% 4
Plymouth +4 10 £220 -12.00% 2
Barnstaple - 9 - -
Newton Abbot 0 1 £225 +80.00%
Torquay - 1 £200 -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 36 (38.71%) Windows 7
2 31 (33.33%) VMware
3 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 28 (30.11%) Active Directory
5 22 (23.66%) MS Office
6 19 (20.43%) Cisco
7 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
8 15 (16.13%) SQL
9 14 (15.05%) Linux
9 14 (15.05%) ITIL
10 13 (13.98%) Firewall
11 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (12.90%) Citrix
11 12 (12.90%) Novell
12 11 (11.83%) DNS
13 10 (10.75%) CCNA
13 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (10.75%) Windows 8
14 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (8.60%) DHCP
16 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
16 7 (7.53%) LDAP
16 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
16 7 (7.53%) Service Management
16 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (6.45%) VMware Server
17 6 (6.45%) PKI
17 6 (6.45%) FalconStor
17 6 (6.45%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) Lync
3 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (23.66%) MS Office
2 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.98%) Firewall
2 11 (11.83%) DNS
3 8 (8.60%) DHCP
4 7 (7.53%) LDAP
5 6 (6.45%) VPN
6 5 (5.38%) X.509
7 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.30%) WAN
7 4 (4.30%) LAN
8 2 (2.15%) Network Security
8 2 (2.15%) Internet
8 2 (2.15%) SAN
9 1 (1.08%) VoIP
9 1 (1.08%) VLAN
9 1 (1.08%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.15%) Subversion
2 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.38%) Back Office
1 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.15%) Marketing
2 2 (2.15%) Electronics
3 1 (1.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Desktop Support
3 13 (13.98%) Server Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Server Support Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Administrator
7 6 (6.45%) Server Support
8 5 (5.38%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.38%) Security Administrator
9 4 (4.30%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) Web Services
2 5 (5.38%) HTML
3 4 (4.30%) CSS
3 4 (4.30%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.23%) XML
4 3 (3.23%) HTML5
4 3 (3.23%) JSON
4 3 (3.23%) Ajax
5 2 (2.15%) jQuery
5 2 (2.15%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) CSS3
5 2 (2.15%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.08%) XHTML
6 1 (1.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.08%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.08%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.08%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.08%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) PKI
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.30%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.23%) CMDB
4 2 (2.15%) PDA
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) DTV
5 1 (1.08%) Clustering
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.08%) Animation
5 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.71%) Windows 7
2 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
3 14 (15.05%) Linux
4 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.75%) Windows 8
6 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.38%) NetWare
7 5 (5.38%) SUSE
7 5 (5.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (4.30%) UNIX
9 3 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.15%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) ITIL
2 7 (7.53%) Service Management
3 5 (5.38%) Identity Management
3 5 (5.38%) Server Hardening
4 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (4.30%) Mentoring
5 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.23%) Migration
5 3 (3.23%) Information Security
5 3 (3.23%) Mobile Development
5 3 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.15%) Data Management
6 2 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.15%) Web Development
6 2 (2.15%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.15%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (2.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) C#
2 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.15%) XAML
3 2 (2.15%) Python
3 2 (2.15%) VBScript
3 2 (2.15%) VB
3 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) C++
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) CCNA
1 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.08%) CCNP
4 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 28 (30.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.45%) VMware Server
4 3 (3.23%) Firmware
4 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.23%) vSphere
4 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) ZENworks
2 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.23%) SCCM
3 3 (3.23%) Nessus
4 2 (2.15%) WSUS
4 2 (2.15%) SCOM
5 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) VMware
2 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.43%) Cisco
4 12 (12.90%) Citrix
4 12 (12.90%) Novell
5 6 (6.45%) FalconStor
6 3 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (2.15%) F5
7 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.15%) Compaq
7 2 (2.15%) Dell
8 1 (1.08%) Juniper
8 1 (1.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle
8 1 (1.08%) Veeam