The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Exeter region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 21.15% 15.20% 12.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.67% 73.08% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 2
Average daily rate £175 £175 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.84 £125.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.72% +762.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 23.08% 20.80% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 10
Average daily rate £175 £260 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% -42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.84 £125.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.72% +762.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
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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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014, 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 24 (57.14%) VMware
2 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
5 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 14 (33.33%) SLA
6 14 (33.33%) ITIL
6 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (30.95%) Fat Client
7 13 (30.95%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (30.95%) Solaris
7 13 (30.95%) Cisco
7 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
7 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
7 13 (30.95%) Firewall
7 13 (30.95%) Thin Client
7 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
7 13 (30.95%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (28.57%) MS Office
8 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (14.29%) HP
9 6 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
11 4 (9.52%) Compaq
11 4 (9.52%) Dell
12 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
12 3 (7.14%) SAN
12 3 (7.14%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Cisco PIX
1 13 (30.95%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Desktop Support
4 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (11.90%) Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) WinForms
2 1 (2.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Fat Client
1 13 (30.95%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 13 (30.95%) Solaris
2 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) AIX
4 2 (4.76%) HPUX
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Validation
4 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (2.38%) Web Design
4 1 (2.38%) MVC
4 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C#
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VB6
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VB
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCP
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
2 1 (2.38%) MCSA
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) VMware
2 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) Cisco
3 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
4 6 (14.29%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Compaq
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) CommVault
6 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.38%) DevExpress