Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 11.61% 5.40% 9.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.23% 41.98% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 11
Devon median daily rate £300 £288 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +43.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £113 £167 £120
90th Percentile £538 £424 £344
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -34.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £9.88 £10.55 £10.01
90th Percentile £132.10 £13.45 £28.63
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.57% -7.52%

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 78 81 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 16.77% 12.86% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 18
Devon median daily rate £375 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +28.30% +10.42%
10th Percentile £119 £255 £163
90th Percentile £488 £496 £408
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 11
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.26% +25.00% +15.15%
10th Percentile £9.88 £10.63 £10.13
90th Percentile £132.10 £35.00 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% -2.94%

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 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +24 28 £275 -8.33% 15
Exeter +4 20 £425 +63.46% 4
Newton Abbot - 1 - - 1
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
5 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (22.22%) VMware
6 12 (22.22%) SCCM
7 11 (20.37%) Finance
7 11 (20.37%) Office 365
8 10 (18.52%) ITIL
8 10 (18.52%) SQL
9 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
11 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.96%) Unix
11 7 (12.96%) Linux
11 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (11.11%) Talend
12 6 (11.11%) ETL Development
12 6 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (11.11%) Banking
12 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
12 6 (11.11%) Oracle
12 6 (11.11%) ETL
13 5 (9.26%) Migration
14 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Office 365
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Firewall
2 3 (5.56%) DNS
2 3 (5.56%) SAN
2 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.70%) Broadband
3 2 (3.70%) DHCP
3 2 (3.70%) Intranet
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.70%) SMS
3 2 (3.70%) VLAN
3 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.85%) DMZ
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) NAS
4 1 (1.85%) Skype
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 7 (12.96%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.11%) Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Talend Developer
5 5 (9.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.70%) iPad
1 2 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
3 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.96%) Linux
4 7 (12.96%) Unix
5 4 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) SUSE
7 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) ETL
2 6 (11.11%) ETL Development
2 6 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (9.26%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (7.41%) Time Management
5 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.70%) DevOps
6 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.70%) Microservices
6 2 (3.70%) Service Management
7 1 (1.85%) Information Security
7 1 (1.85%) Line Management
7 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.85%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) Java 8
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.70%) MCSE
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.56%) vSphere
5 2 (3.70%) Docker
6 1 (1.85%) Firmware
6 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 2 (3.70%) Rancher
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.85%) Nagios
3 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 6 (11.11%) Talend
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) Apple
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya
7 1 (1.85%) Capita
7 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.85%) Sophos