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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South West / Devon
Rank 19 13 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 20 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.34% 10.87% 19.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.34% 74.07% 59.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 20
Median daily rate £195 £188 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -13.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £142 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £330 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £12.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +48.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.94% +9.82%  

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 41 27 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 15.83% 14.67% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 34
Median daily rate £525 £188 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £120 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £341 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +62.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 -1 10 £170 -13.92% 2
Plymouth -9 7 £463 +178.19% 1
Exmouth 0 1 - -
Torquay - 1 £350 -
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 33 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.93%) Windows Server
3 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
4 15 (26.79%) SQL
5 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.29%) ITIL
6 8 (14.29%) Linux
6 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.50%) IIS
7 7 (12.50%) MS Office
7 7 (12.50%) .NET
7 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.50%) HTML
7 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.50%) XML
7 7 (12.50%) VMware
7 7 (12.50%) SCCM
8 6 (10.71%) jQuery
8 6 (10.71%) WebSphere
8 6 (10.71%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.71%) JSON
8 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.71%) ITSM
8 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 6 (10.71%) C#
8 6 (10.71%) Oracle
8 6 (10.71%) SOAP
8 6 (10.71%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related 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 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.57%) JBoss
5 2 (3.57%) Moodle
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.79%) Apache
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Office
2 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) WAN
3 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 2 (3.57%) Firewall
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (1.79%) Internet
5 1 (1.79%) VLAN
5 1 (1.79%) VoIP
5 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (17.86%) Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Developer
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.36%) PowerShell Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Server Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
1 7 (12.50%) HTML
1 7 (12.50%) XML
2 6 (10.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.71%) jQuery
2 6 (10.71%) JSON
2 6 (10.71%) SOAP
2 6 (10.71%) Web Services
3 5 (8.93%) CSS
4 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (7.14%) HTML5
4 4 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (7.14%) MFC
4 4 (7.14%) Qt
5 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.57%) Ajax
6 2 (3.57%) JMS
6 2 (3.57%) REST
6 2 (3.57%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 4 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Windows Server
2 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Unix
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) ITSM
2 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.14%) Content Management
3 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (7.14%) Migration
3 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
3 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (7.14%) Validation
3 4 (7.14%) Web Development
4 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.36%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (5.36%) Web Design
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.57%) SOA
6 1 (1.79%) Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (1.79%) Data Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.71%) C#
4 5 (8.93%) C
4 5 (8.93%) C++
5 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.57%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) SANS
4 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 33 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Nessus
3 1 (1.79%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.79%) Nmap
3 1 (1.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 4 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (7.14%) Sophos
6 1 (1.79%) Apple
6 1 (1.79%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.79%) Google
6 1 (1.79%) Intel
6 1 (1.79%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.79%) Mercator
6 1 (1.79%) NetWitness
6 1 (1.79%) Qualys
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) Snow
6 1 (1.79%) Splunk