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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 15.11% 31.25% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.76% 100.00% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 1
Average daily rate
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£175 £175 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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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
34 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 24.46% 31.25% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 22
Average daily rate £220 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +18.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 30 (69.77%) MS Excel
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (53.49%) SharePoint
2 23 (53.49%) Cisco
3 22 (51.16%) SLA
3 22 (51.16%) Solaris
3 22 (51.16%) Thin Client
3 22 (51.16%) CheckPoint
3 22 (51.16%) Firewall
3 22 (51.16%) VMware
3 22 (51.16%) Fat Client
3 22 (51.16%) Cisco PIX
3 22 (51.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (46.51%) ITIL
5 15 (34.88%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (20.93%) MS Office
8 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
8 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
9 6 (13.95%) Citrix
10 5 (11.63%) Time Management
11 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
11 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (6.98%) Office 365
12 3 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (6.98%) SCCM
12 3 (6.98%) Internet
12 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
13 2 (4.65%) XHTML
13 2 (4.65%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (53.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Lync
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (69.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) Firewall
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Consultant
3 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
6 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) IT Support
7 3 (6.98%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Server Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XHTML
1 2 (4.65%) XML
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
1 2 (4.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (51.16%) Thin Client
1 22 (51.16%) Fat Client
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Solaris
2 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Time Management
3 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.33%) Cyber Security
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.33%) Service Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (51.16%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (53.49%) Cisco
3 22 (51.16%) CheckPoint
3 22 (51.16%) VMware
4 6 (13.95%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
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