Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
South West > Devon
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 23 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.83% 6.84% 11.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.95% 43.37% 65.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 30
Devon median daily rate £303 £235 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.72% +5.62% +2.30%
10th Percentile £159 £167 £142
90th Percentile £538 £516 £344
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
Devon median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.33% +120.59% +17.24%
10th Percentile £11.09 £15.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £145.50 £38.75 £26.85
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.54% +6.56% -7.58%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 105 83 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 19.13% 15.78% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 53
Devon median daily rate £450 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% +18.42%
10th Percentile £292 £167 £150
90th Percentile £563 £581 £400
South West median daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
Devon median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.33% +120.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.09 £15.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £145.50 £38.75 £26.85
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% -5.13% +14.71%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Devon over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Devon over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Devon region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -5 22 £495 +182.86% 10
Plymouth +20 11 £275 -40.54% 10
Newton Abbot - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Windows.

1 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.23%) Office 365
3 13 (30.23%) VMware
4 12 (27.91%) Linux
5 11 (25.58%) SCCM
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (23.26%) Firewall
6 10 (23.26%) Citrix
6 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
7 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
7 9 (20.93%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) Python
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (18.60%) Puppet
8 8 (18.60%) DevOps
8 8 (18.60%) Ansible
8 8 (18.60%) Docker
9 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
9 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
9 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
9 7 (16.28%) Migration
10 6 (13.95%) Nagios
10 6 (13.95%) SLA
10 6 (13.95%) JIRA
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (11.63%) Artifactory

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) Confluence
4 2 (4.65%) SAS
4 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Office 365
2 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.33%) GitHub
4 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) SAN
4 3 (6.98%) SMS
4 3 (6.98%) SSL
5 2 (4.65%) LAN
5 2 (4.65%) Skype
5 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.65%) WAN
6 1 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (2.33%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) IPsec
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Artifactory
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.33%) Gradle
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Analyst
1 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Administrator
2 5 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.30%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.98%) YAML
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.33%) NHS
1 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
2 12 (27.91%) Linux
3 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.98%) Unix
9 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.33%) SUSE
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) DevOps
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.63%) Open Source
5 4 (9.30%) Time Management
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Load Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Microservices
6 3 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.98%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (6.98%) System Testing
6 3 (6.98%) TDD
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
2 8 (18.60%) Python
3 5 (11.63%) Ruby
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.98%) Groovy
5 3 (6.98%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) Java 8
6 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.33%) Delphi
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) MCITP
3 3 (6.98%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) Docker
2 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) XenApp
4 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) Firmware
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) Ansible
2 8 (18.60%) Puppet
3 6 (13.95%) Nagios
4 3 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (6.98%) Kubernetes
4 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.98%) Rancher
5 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.23%) VMware
3 10 (23.26%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) Apple
5 3 (6.98%) Avaya
6 2 (4.65%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.65%) Sonus
6 2 (4.65%) Veeam
7 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.33%) jetNEXUS
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Talend