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 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 6 1 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 14.84% 32.81% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.72% 95.45% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.83 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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
39 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 30.47% 34.38% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 30
Average daily rate £240 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £175 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.69 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £17.30
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 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 28 January 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 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 22 (48.89%) VMware
4 21 (46.67%) Cisco
5 20 (44.44%) Firewall
5 20 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (42.22%) SharePoint
7 18 (40.00%) Solaris
7 18 (40.00%) SLA
7 18 (40.00%) Thin Client
7 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 18 (40.00%) Fat Client
7 18 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (35.56%) ITIL
9 12 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
10 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
11 9 (20.00%) MS Office
12 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (17.78%) Citrix
13 5 (11.11%) SCCM
14 4 (8.89%) Time Management
14 4 (8.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (8.89%) Office 365
15 3 (6.67%) Lync
15 3 (6.67%) SQL
15 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
16 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
16 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
16 2 (4.44%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 19 (42.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) Firewall
2 18 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (4.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 6 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) IT Support
6 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Support
8 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Android Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
1 2 (4.44%) XML
1 2 (4.44%) XHTML
2 1 (2.22%) Android SDK
2 1 (2.22%) HTML5
2 1 (2.22%) iOS SDK
2 1 (2.22%) REST
2 1 (2.22%) Core Animation
2 1 (2.22%) WinForms
2 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) JSON
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 18 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Animation
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Solaris
2 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Android
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Time Management
3 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
4 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.22%) Migration
4 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.22%) Data Management
4 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.22%) OOP
4 1 (2.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) XAML
3 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) WSUS
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (48.89%) VMware
3 21 (46.67%) Cisco
4 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (17.78%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Compaq
6 1 (2.22%) Dell