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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.45% 19.53% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 93.33% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 3
Average daily rate
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£185 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £125 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.75 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £15.21 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
100 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 32.89% 20.93% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 39
Average daily rate £360 £170 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -54.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £120 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £285 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.38 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.28% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £13.69 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Devon region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 January 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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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 -5 19 £190 +8.57% 3
Plymouth -2 13 £178 +18.66%
Exmouth - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Paignton - - - -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (37.27%) VMware
3 38 (34.55%) Cisco
4 33 (30.00%) Firewall
5 30 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 29 (26.36%) Windows 7
7 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (23.64%) SharePoint
8 26 (23.64%) Active Directory
9 24 (21.82%) ITIL
10 20 (18.18%) Solaris
10 20 (18.18%) SLA
10 20 (18.18%) Thin Client
10 20 (18.18%) CheckPoint
10 20 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
10 20 (18.18%) Fat Client
11 19 (17.27%) SQL
12 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.73%) UNIX
13 14 (12.73%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (11.82%) C#
14 13 (11.82%) zOS
15 12 (10.91%) Java
15 12 (10.91%) Oracle
15 12 (10.91%) DB2
15 12 (10.91%) MS Office
15 12 (10.91%) SAP
15 12 (10.91%) Sun
15 12 (10.91%) IBM
16 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 26 (23.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.64%) Lync
2 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.00%) Firewall
2 20 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (5.45%) LAN
3 6 (5.45%) DNS
3 6 (5.45%) WAN
3 6 (5.45%) DHCP
4 4 (3.64%) VPN
4 4 (3.64%) Internet
5 2 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.82%) SAN
5 2 (1.82%) LDAP
5 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.91%) PBX
6 1 (0.91%) VoIP
6 1 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) DB2
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) Firebird
3 1 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.91%) Subversion
1 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (1.82%) Military
1 2 (1.82%) Back Office
1 2 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (16.36%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) Analyst
4 12 (10.91%) Architect
5 10 (9.09%) Consultant
5 10 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.27%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.27%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.36%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Network Support
9 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.45%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (1.82%) JSON
2 2 (1.82%) XHTML
2 2 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) WinForms
3 1 (0.91%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.91%) SOAP
3 1 (0.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) Flash
3 1 (0.91%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.91%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.91%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.91%) Core Animation
3 1 (0.91%) HTML5
3 1 (0.91%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Thin Client
1 20 (18.18%) Fat Client
2 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.27%) Open Source
4 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.82%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.91%) AS400
7 1 (0.91%) EPoS
7 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.91%) Animation
7 1 (0.91%) Kindle
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.36%) Windows 7
2 20 (18.18%) Solaris
3 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (12.73%) UNIX
5 13 (11.82%) zOS
6 10 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.36%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.64%) Android
10 4 (3.64%) Linux
11 3 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) ITIL
2 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (10.00%) Process Improvement
2 11 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 11 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (6.36%) Migration
3 7 (6.36%) Data Architecture
4 6 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.45%) Software Engineering
4 6 (5.45%) Time Management
5 5 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (2.73%) ITSM
6 3 (2.73%) Service Management
6 3 (2.73%) Project Management
6 3 (2.73%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.73%) Data Modelling
6 3 (2.73%) Information Assurance
6 3 (2.73%) Product Management
7 2 (1.82%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.27%) SQL
2 13 (11.82%) C#
3 12 (10.91%) Java
4 10 (9.09%) Delphi
5 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.82%) XAML
7 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.91%) C++
7 1 (0.91%) PHP
7 1 (0.91%) RPG
7 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.27%) CCNA
4 4 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.73%) MCSE
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) MCP
7 1 (0.91%) MCSA
7 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.91%) Degree
7 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.18%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (23.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.45%) VMware Server
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.91%) Firmware
7 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.82%) WSUS
2 2 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (37.27%) VMware
3 38 (34.55%) Cisco
4 20 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.91%) Oracle
5 12 (10.91%) SAP
5 12 (10.91%) Sun
5 12 (10.91%) IBM
6 9 (8.18%) Citrix
7 5 (4.55%) FalconStor
8 3 (2.73%) HP
9 2 (1.82%) WatchGuard
9 2 (1.82%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.82%) Dell
9 2 (1.82%) Sophos
10 1 (0.91%) Symantec
10 1 (0.91%) Juniper
10 1 (0.91%) Compaq
10 1 (0.91%) Adobe
10 1 (0.91%) Computacenter