Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 19 12
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 39 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 17.21% 7.56% 12.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.83% 44.32% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 13
Devon median daily rate £275 £226 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.68% +18.95% -30.91%
10th Percentile £116 £159 £157
90th Percentile £399 £310 £424
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 24
Devon median hourly rate £11.79 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.34% +16.36% -17.91%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.75 £28.25 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -18.84%

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 107 88 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 23.31% 17.05% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 25
Devon median daily rate £275 £433 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.42% +116.25% -46.67%
10th Percentile £122 £219 £146
90th Percentile £488 £594 £490
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 25
Devon median hourly rate £12.25 £35.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +150.00% -16.42%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.40 £41.30 £40.85
South West median hourly rate £19.35 £17.05 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.49% +6.56% -13.51%

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 16 December 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
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 16 December 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 +4 41 £275 +21.68% 9
Exeter +13 30 £200 +4.30% 4
Paignton - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 40 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 37 (46.84%) Windows Server
3 34 (43.04%) Active Directory
4 24 (30.38%) Windows 10
5 21 (26.58%) SCCM
6 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
7 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (18.99%) SQL
8 15 (18.99%) VMware
8 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (17.72%) ITIL
10 13 (16.46%) Office 365
11 12 (15.19%) Windows 7
12 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (12.66%) Coaching
13 10 (12.66%) Workflow
13 10 (12.66%) Degree
14 9 (11.39%) Cisco
14 9 (11.39%) IIS
14 9 (11.39%) HP
14 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (10.13%) vSphere
15 8 (10.13%) DNS
15 8 (10.13%) Linux
15 8 (10.13%) Service Management
16 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (8.86%) Security Management
16 7 (8.86%) Finance

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 9 (11.39%) IIS
2 7 (8.86%) Apache
2 7 (8.86%) nginx
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) DNS
2 7 (8.86%) IPsec
2 7 (8.86%) SSL
2 7 (8.86%) VPN
3 6 (7.59%) Intranet
4 5 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (5.06%) Broadband
5 4 (5.06%) Firewall
5 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.53%) SAN
6 2 (2.53%) Skype
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.27%) DHCP
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) NAS
7 1 (1.27%) SMS
7 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Law
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Publishing
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) IT Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Senior IT Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Database Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Database Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Server Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Server Support
7 5 (6.33%) Server Support Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.06%) iPad
3 4 (5.06%) iPhone
4 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows Server
2 24 (30.38%) Windows 10
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.19%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.13%) Linux
6 7 (8.86%) SUSE
7 6 (7.59%) Unix
8 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (17.72%) ITIL
3 10 (12.66%) Coaching
3 10 (12.66%) Workflow
4 8 (10.13%) Service Management
5 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.86%) Security Management
6 6 (7.59%) Identity Management
6 6 (7.59%) Migration
7 5 (6.33%) ETL
7 5 (6.33%) ETL Development
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (6.33%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.06%) Time Management
9 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.80%) Break/Fix
9 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) SQL
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.80%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) MCSA
4 1 (1.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.27%) PMO
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (43.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) vSphere
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (6.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.27%) Firmware
5 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) SCCM
2 7 (8.86%) Nagios
3 5 (6.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) VMware
3 9 (11.39%) Cisco
3 9 (11.39%) HP
4 7 (8.86%) Fortinet
4 7 (8.86%) jetNEXUS
4 7 (8.86%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.86%) SolarWinds
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) Talend
6 4 (5.06%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) Capita
7 1 (1.27%) Google
7 1 (1.27%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.27%) McAfee
7 1 (1.27%) Remedy
7 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) Sophos