The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 11.22% 12.59% 28.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.71% 42.50% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £215 £208 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% +18.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Windows
Devon

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

Operating Systems Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 17.35% 29.63% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate £255 £250 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) Citrix
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 4 (22.22%) DHCP
8 4 (22.22%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) SAN
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Service Management
9 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
10 2 (11.11%) Firewall
10 2 (11.11%) ITSM
10 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Unix
10 2 (11.11%) Linux
10 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
10 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (11.11%) SLA
10 2 (11.11%) Cisco
10 2 (11.11%) IBM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) PC Support
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) PC Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) PC Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto