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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 14.58% 10.40% 10.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 44.68% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £190 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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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
24 47 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 16.67% 23.27% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 9
Average daily rate £200 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £392 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Exeter region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015, 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 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 15 (37.50%) Citrix
3 15 (37.50%) VMware
4 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
5 8 (20.00%) VPN
5 8 (20.00%) SQL
5 8 (20.00%) SAN
5 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (17.50%) MS Office
6 7 (17.50%) ITIL
6 7 (17.50%) DNS
6 7 (17.50%) SLA
6 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
6 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.50%) Server Hardening
7 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (12.50%) vSphere
8 5 (12.50%) HP
8 5 (12.50%) Firewall
8 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Back Office
9 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (10.00%) Red Hat

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
3 4 (10.00%) Apache
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) VPN
1 8 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (17.50%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.00%) Network Security
5 3 (7.50%) VLAN
5 3 (7.50%) Internet
5 3 (7.50%) VoIP
5 3 (7.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.50%) PC Support
7 1 (2.50%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) Classic ASP
1 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.00%) CSS
1 2 (5.00%) Ajax
1 2 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Statistics
3 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.50%) UNIX
7 2 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
1 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
1 7 (17.50%) Server Hardening
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Data Management
4 3 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.00%) MVC
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) VBScript
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) Firmware
4 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Nessus
1 3 (7.50%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) Citrix
2 15 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.50%) Veeam
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) Compaq
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco