Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 48 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 9.09% 10.98% 10.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.11% 55.34% 55.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 36
Devon median daily rate £300 £183 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.38% -25.89% +29.61%
10th Percentile £159 £157 £146
90th Percentile £532 £510 £375
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 11
Devon median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.15% +40.43%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £36.00 £38.75 £19.50
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% -10.29% +3.03%

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 114 103 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 21.59% 19.85% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 75
Devon median daily rate £495 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.24% +27.14% -6.35%
10th Percentile £226 £145 £161
90th Percentile £563 £583 £500
South West median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 11
Devon median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -15.15% +32.85%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £41.40 £38.75 £19.50
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% -15.85% +20.59%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Plymouth +3 19 £225 -52.63% 17
Exeter -7 18 £495 +186.96% 12
Newton Abbot - 1 £300 - 1
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 33 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (39.58%) Windows Server
3 17 (35.42%) Windows 7
4 12 (25.00%) Office 365
5 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
7 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 9 (18.75%) Citrix
8 8 (16.67%) ITIL
8 8 (16.67%) Linux
8 8 (16.67%) SQL
8 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 8 (16.67%) SCCM
8 8 (16.67%) Firewall
9 7 (14.58%) Migration
9 7 (14.58%) Python
9 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
9 7 (14.58%) Ansible
9 7 (14.58%) Docker
9 7 (14.58%) DevOps
9 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (14.58%) Puppet
10 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.50%) JIRA
11 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.42%) PowerShell

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 3 (6.25%) Confluence
1 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Office 365
2 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) GitHub
3 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) SMS
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 2 (4.17%) Skype
3 2 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Clusterpoint
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 5 (10.42%) Artifactory
2 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.08%) Gradle
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.42%) Administrator
3 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.25%) YAML
3 2 (4.17%) MFC
4 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows Server
2 17 (35.42%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 8 (16.67%) Linux
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.25%) Unix
8 2 (4.17%) VxWorks
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) DevOps
2 7 (14.58%) Migration
3 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Open Source
5 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (6.25%) System Testing
5 3 (6.25%) TDD
5 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.25%) Time Management
5 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) Python
2 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.42%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) Delphi
4 4 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.25%) Groovy
6 2 (4.17%) C
6 2 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCITP
4 2 (4.17%) MCSA
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Docker
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) Ansible
2 7 (14.58%) Puppet
3 5 (10.42%) Nagios
4 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.17%) Rancher
5 1 (2.08%) SELinux
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) VMware
2 9 (18.75%) Citrix
3 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Avaya
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Sonus
5 2 (4.17%) Veeam
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow