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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 12 5
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.79% 10.53% 18.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.11% 88.89% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 15
Median daily rate £260 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £159 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £338 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.18 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.23% -3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 36 27 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 10.50% 11.84% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 26
Median daily rate £405 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.27% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.36 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.59% -21.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter 0 11 £260 +26.82%
Plymouth -27 2 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Windows.

1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (25.00%) .NET
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.63%) Oracle
8 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (12.50%) jQuery
9 4 (12.50%) Sophos
9 4 (12.50%) IIS
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) XML
9 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
9 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (9.38%) Python
10 3 (9.38%) Unix
10 3 (9.38%) Linux
10 3 (9.38%) WAN
10 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
10 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange

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 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) VLAN
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) IT Support
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 4 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 4 (12.50%) Support Technician
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) jQuery
3 4 (12.50%) XML
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) HTML5
4 3 (9.38%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (9.38%) JSON
4 3 (9.38%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) WinForms
5 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
1 3 (9.38%) Content Management
1 3 (9.38%) MVC
1 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (9.38%) Web Design
1 3 (9.38%) Web Development
2 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.25%) DevOps
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL
2 2 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (3.13%) B2B
3 1 (3.13%) B2C
3 1 (3.13%) BDD
3 1 (3.13%) CAD
3 1 (3.13%) OO
3 1 (3.13%) Project Management
3 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.13%) TDD
3 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Sophos
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Google
5 1 (3.13%) Xamarin