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 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 8 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 13.87% 18.48% 15.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.00% 89.47% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £369 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
20 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 14.60% 20.65% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 13
Average daily rate £200 £175 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
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 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) MS Office
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) VMware
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
5 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
6 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (17.65%) Firewall
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (14.71%) Server Hardening
7 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
8 4 (11.76%) HTML
8 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) SLA
8 4 (11.76%) Back Office
8 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (8.82%) Office 365
9 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
9 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.88%) Lync
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) VPN
1 6 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) VLAN
4 1 (2.94%) VoIP
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Back Office
1 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Classic ASP Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Installation Technician
6 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Ajax
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Classic ASP
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) CSS3
4 1 (2.94%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.94%) Core Animation
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
4 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
2 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.94%) Animation
2 1 (2.94%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.88%) UNIX
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Server Hardening
2 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
2 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Data Management
4 2 (5.88%) MVC
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Development
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
4 2 (5.88%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.94%) XAML
5 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CCNA
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.88%) Firmware
3 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Nessus
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 8 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Compaq
5 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) SAP